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Locals launch TEA party in Oxford

The Taxed Enough Already — or TEA — party now has a home in Oxford after Senior Status Judge Kay Cobb founded a local chapter. The group, not affiliated with the national or state party, will have its first meeting on April 17 at Avent Park. (March 29, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Oxford’s Walmart undergoes big changes

    Where’s the beef?
    And for that matter, where’s the peanut butter, the coffee, the gravy and the entire diaper section?
    Shoppers at the Oxford Walmart have been finding themselves asking those questions over the past few weeks and it’s probably the only thing they’ve been finding while the store undergoes a major renovation. (March 29, 2010, Page 6A)

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      What’s the best way to use a refund check?

      The average refund check from the IRS is $2,500. The average person doesn’t get that, however, and Editor Don Whitten wonders what one is supposed to do when a year comes along where your refund is more than normal. He looks into all kinds of suggestions, from investing to pay off debt to splurging. (March 29, 2010, Page 4A)

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        Attorney faces cocaine charges

        Oxford attorney Michael R. Wall was arrested on felony drug charges around noon Friday at Lafayette County Justice Court, on warrants for possession of cocaine and delivery or transfer of cocaine. He was booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center and later released on a $20,000 bond. (March 29, 2010, Page 2A)

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          Conference center scaling back

          A growing trend in smaller conferences and less attendees is causing the Oxford Conference Center to rethink some of its sales strategy and find ways to cut out wasteful cost.
          The Oxford Convention and Visitor Bureau’s budget is created through food and beverage taxes and a percentage of hotel/motel tax revenue and then profit from center rentals. A shrinking economy has caused a decline in all areas.

           (March 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Swamp Stomper race adds biking to event

            Ole Miss Outdoors is adding biking to its annual Swamp Stomper Adventure Race that will be held April 10, making University of Mississippi junior Jacob Sprouse even more excited about competing in this year’s event. (March 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Book offers another way to experience the blues

              Think the “blues” can only be experienced through songs and music? Think again – and read Editor Don Whitten’s review of “Delta Blues,” an anthology of blues stories set in and around the Mississippi Delta. Whitten mentions stories by the likes of John Grisham, James Lee Burke, Ace Atkins, Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly, and Alice Jackson. (March 26, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Walk, race honors UM Counseling Center director

                Dr. Jean Jones lost her battle with breast cancer more than 12 years ago, but her memory still drives those who knew her — or know of her spirit — to honor her memory by raising funds to help others win the fight against cancer. The fundraising event, the Jean Jones Walk/Run for Cancer, is just around the corner on April 10. (March 25, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Former restaurant owner opts for drug court over prison

                  The former owner of the restaurant 208 arrested for possession of drugs last year has chosen drug court over jail time. (March 25, 2010, Page 2)

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                    Regional science fair

                    PHOTOS — Local students took part in the regional science fair at the Ole Miss Indoor Practice Facility on Wednesday. (March 25, 2010, Page 1)

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