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Local events receive funds from Tourism Council

Several local events received funding this past Wednesday from the Oxford Tourism Council. The Oxford Shakespeare Festival received $1,000 as did the Swamp Stompers. The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce’s Double Decker Run received $3,000. The Yocona Festival did not receive funding. (March 28, 2011, Page 2A)

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    Domestic Violence agency must ‘cease, desist’

    The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office has issued a summary “cease and desist” order against Oxford’s Domestic Violence Project for continuing to solicit donations after failing to renew its charitable registration and owing more than $156,000 in back taxes to the IRS. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Just how many days does March have?

      March has been a busy month with lots going on for everyone, but that still hasn’t made the month seem any shorter. Editor Don Whitten suspects that it’s the way the calendar falls this year that makes the month seem so long. (March 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Valorie Rogers Ott writes to say how grateful the community should be for the way the Oxford school system staff and the Oxford Police Department handled last week’s lockdown situation, while Jason Plunk writes to thank all involved with the planning and scheduling of this year’s Double Decker festival because it will help local businesses. (March 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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          A smoke alarm for every home

          The Oxford Fire Department is kicking off a new program to make sure every house in Oxford has a working smoke detector. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Rear Admiral visits local veterans

            Rear Admiral Arthur J. Johnson, commander of the Naval Safety Center, visits at the State Veterans Home Wednesday in Oxford as part of Mississippi’s Navy Week. (March 25, 2011, Page 2A)

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              Proposed budget cuts draw protesters to Square

              Around 50 people protested the proposed federal budget cuts on Thursday near the Confederate Statue on the Square. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Jobs here for skilled workers

                Several employers in Lafayette County met with the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology on Wednesday to discuss what they look for when hiring someone. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Help guide the state’s future

                  The Blueprint Mississippi Road Show will be in Oxford from 1130 to 1 on Tuesday at the Inn at Ole Miss to hear your opinion’s on how the state can improve. (March 25, 2011, Page 3A)

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                    Giving – it’s something we’re good at

                    If you’re lending someone a helping hand, then give yourself a hand. In a state and a community that’s known for supporting charitable causes, there are plenty of options. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at our giving spirit and some of the possibilities to get involved with this spring. (March 25, 2011, Page 4A)

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