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Cable company leaves Lafayette County out in the cold

Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg praises the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for their recent emphatic “No” vote on giving the local cable company, MetroCast, a tax exemption. Cutting taxes, especially for schools, is a big no-no with customers and the supervisors made that clear with their vote. (July 8, 2010, Page 4A)

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    Two charged with arson

    Two men, Marco Antonio Mason, 30, and Melvin Dean Turner, 27, were booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center for attempting to burn down a house in Taylor. The two men have been charged with arson, but no motive has been released. (July 7, 2010, Page 2)

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      Supervisors to pursue legal remedy for courthouse clock

      The remedy for the ailing courthouse clock is legal action. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors announced in their regular meeting that they hired a man over three years ago to repair the clock who has not made the restorations or returned the clock parts. Now the board is seeking a clockmaker to help restore the current one, but may have to settle for a newer clock that works. (July 7, 2010, Page 3)

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        Oxford School Board gets advice on bond issue

        Bond issue survey results are in…. During a special Oxford school board meeting hired consultant Dan C. Davis explained the results of 301 surveys that were taken and said he believed that voters would be in favor of the bond. (July 7, 2010, Page 1)

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          New hotel could get tax exemption, off-site assistance

          How much will the proposed Hampton Inn East boost tourism in Oxford? About $1.4 million according to Young Kim from the University of Mississippi’s department of hospitality. The department presented its findings that included that the city lost eight conferences due to lack of not having a hotel near the convention center. If a hotel were built near the convention center, the city would see a huge from economic impact from food and retail purchases. (July 7, 2010, Page 1)

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            Supervisors tell MetroCast ‘No’

            MetroCast knows where the board of supervisors stand. ‘NO’ was the official word from Lafayette County Board of Supervisors as they considered a tax exemption for MetroCast. In the past year representatives from MetroCast have gone before the board asking for what they claim is a mandatory state law that would exclude them from paying certain taxes. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors decided that MetroCast’s tax status would hurt both city and county school districts. (July 7, 2010, Page 1)

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              Run for Hope offseason work going strong

              You might think Lynn Sloan and others connected with the Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5K are taking the summer off after their winter fundraising event. You’d be wrong. Editor Don Whitten catches up with Sloan and other race organizers to get an update on their offseason efforts. (July 7, 2010, Page 4)

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                DUI arrests down for holiday weekend

                Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin hopes the lack of any arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol during the four-day holiday weekend is a sign that people are getting the message to not drink and drive. (July 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  TVA, local electricity providers offer evaluation program, incentives

                  Quick evaluations made by qualified contractors could help Tennessee Valley Authority customers save energy and money. Changes are suggested by the contractor and possible reimbursement money is then issued to a customer when the home is reinspected. (July 6, 2010, Page 1a)

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                    Martin excited about position

                    Phillip Martin will have large shoes to fill as he takes the job as Lafayette High School band director. Former directors Beverly and Kevin Cole retired this spring from their joint position at the school. (July 6, 2010, Page 1B)

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