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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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              Students, parents need to be aware of new rules

              While there are no major changes to the handbook at Lafayette High School this year, some changes are happening that parents and students should be aware of before planning their fall clothing shopping trip. (July 6, 2010, Page 1b)

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                Program to help parents learn more about bullying

                Many students are targets of after school bullying in cyberspace. Parents can attend a a meeting to help teens combat this growing trend at Lafayette Middle School auditorium. (July 6, 2010, Page 2B)

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                  Disability’s financial crisis

                  Dr. Eric Thomas Weber, an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi, writes a guest column about how cuts to Medicaid are having serious effects on persons with disabilities both locally and nationally. Local examples given by Weber show the concern about what could be ahead. (July 6, 2010, Page 4A)

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                    Fourth of July parade, activities fill up long weekend

                    This year the annual Fourth of July parade was short on funds and participants. Facing money troubles since the University pulled funding had folks like Pam Swain marching along with floats asking bystanders for contributions. (July 5, 2010, Page 1)

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