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City cracking down on mobile vendors

Although the city has zero transient vendor permits on file, concern for the future has new rules proposed to cut down on requests. A public hearing on proposed changes to transient vendor rules was held Tuesday, and is scheduled to be voted on April 20. (April 9, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Don’t forget about type 1 diabetes

    Olivia Estes’ favorite subject in school is Greek mythology — where demi-gods and mythical creatures can fly, breathe fire and pull the lighting from the sky. They have great strength and powers, although, they also all have one great weakness.
    While some may say having type 1 diabetes might be Olivia’s weakness, they obviously haven’t met the precocious 8-year-old. (April 9, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Wife given bond in husband’s murder

      Justice Court Judge Mickey Avent granted Lou Ann White with a $100,000 bond during her first-appearance hearing Thursday afternoon; she had not posted bond as of this morning. (April 9, 2010, Page 2A)

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        Dealing with that greenish-yellow dust

        There may have been a slight reprieve with mid-week thunderstorms, but the pollen that coats everything and everyone at this time of the year will be back in full force. Where’s it coming from and what can be done about it? Editor Don Whitten tries to answer some of those questions. (April 9, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Discrimination now moving to athletic facilities?

          Columnist T.J. Ray has seen all types of discrimination challenged over the years, but is now starting to see another type – in facilities for athletics and other endeavors on college campuses. What group might find a way to make use of an indoor facility? (April 9, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Celebrating the new chancellor

            As Dr. Dan Jones officially takes office as the 16th chancellor in the 162-year history of the University of Mississippi, The Oxford EAGLE is marking the occasion with a special section devoted to Chancellor Jones’ inauguration.

            (more…) (April 9, 2010, Page 1C)

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              Wife charged in death

              Henry White, 60, was found at his Highway 7 South home with multiple and extensive wounds all over his body, according to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy. He was dead by the time deputies arrived at about 1:30 p.m. His wife, Lou Ann White has been charged with his murder. (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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                Chancellor Inauguration

                An investiture ceremony for the 16th Chancellor Dan Jones on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will be the centerpiece of what has been a week-long observance of community service.
                While the event is not open to the general public, the show will be broadcast on channel 99 for MetroCast cable TV subscribers and rebroadcast at 9 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

                 (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Boys & Girls Club launches new campaign

                  The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi are asking corporations to step up and make donations to the organization to help keep young children from left home alone and walking the streets after school. (April 8, 2010, Page 5)

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                    New road construction ahead

                    Several road projects that have been in the works can now move forward with construction bids after the Board of Aldermen approved the request from city engineers on Tuesday. Along with the projects, several roads in town will begin construction shortly.
                    The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has authorized the expenditure of $1.2 million in federal stimulus dollars to fund milling and overlay work in the city of Oxford.
                    The bid was approved for Lehman-Roberts Company to mill and overlay multiple Oxford streets, including: Jackson Avenue, from west of Oxford Mall to east of Rebel Drive; Old Taylor Road, from University Place to South Lamar; Old Taylor Road, from Kitchen Aid to Bickerstaff and Belk Drive, from Medical Park to Burney Branch.

                     (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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