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Shelters, Pantry receive grant money

Four local organizations that offer emergency food and shelter have been awarded grant money by the local Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board that is made up of local representatives from several nonprofit agencies. (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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    OHS among top 6 percent in nation

    Oxford High School was again rated one of the top schools in the nation in Newsweek magazine’s annual list of America’s Best High Schools. The school ranked higher this year, moving up from 1,300 to 1,112.

     (June 18, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Honor for ‘Preacher’ Lovelady very fitting

      Family members are putting together a very fitting tribute to Morris “Preacher” Lovelady, who’s contributed so much to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community through his work on campus, with the summer baseball programs and with Boy Scouts. The “Preacher” Lovelady Silver Beaver Golf Scramble, set for July 17 at the University Golf Course, will honor Lovelady and benefit one of his favorite causes. (June 18, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Two arrested for failure to pay taxes

        Two Oxford business owners were arrested this week for failing to pay their sales tax.
        Since the charge is a misdemeanor, the names of the two are not being released.
        According to Kathy Waterbury of the Mississippi State Tax Commission, the commission uses criminal procedures only as a last resort. (June 17, 2010, Page 2)

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          When stroke strikes, time is of the essence

          Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel talks about how and why strokes happen as well as giving warning signs and the proper reaction to those signs in the first part in a series about strokes. (June 17, 2010, Page 14)

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            Inspirational youngster gives hope for the future

            Staff writer Melanie Addington says we need to take positives out of the recent story about 16-year-old Abby Sunderland’s attempt to sail around the world rather than heap criticism on her and her parents. It’s hope for the future that makes Sunderland’s story one to read, Addington writes. (June 17, 2010, Page 4)

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              Toyota restarts its engine

              After a two-year delay caused by the international economic slowdown, Toyota Motor Corp. announced today it’s now planning to open its $1.3 billion Blue Springs assembly plant in the fall of 2011. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Sue Cook writes to applaud the Oxford Board of Aldermen for their recent stand regarding the sale of alcohol on Sundays, while members of the Oxford Tree Board wrote to explain their stance and approach to the local landscaping ordinance. (June 17, 2010, Page 4)

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                  Juneteenth festival expands

                  After the success of the inaugural Juneteenth celebration in Oxford last year, organizers of this year’s festival added a parade on Friday evening with the main event to be held on Saturday. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Oxford tax collections on the rise

                    Local tax collections continue to remain stronger than in 2009 with collections for May remaining up for Oxford, but slightly down for Abbeville and Taylor. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)

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