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Lisa Coleman

Local teen auditions for ‘Idol’

Kelli Rae-Ann Coleman may not win American Idol this year, but she believes it is only a matter of time before she gets her shot at the title. Coleman, 16, went to New Orleans last week to audition for the popular talent show. (July 27, 2012, Page 3A)

More help for utility bills

The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved increasing the amount of money the Plus One Program can offer to elderly or disabled Oxford Electric customers who are having trouble paying an electric bill. (March 8, 2012, Page 1)

Learning how to clip and save

ONLINE ONLY TIPS — Mother, nurse and coupon-clipper Kim Morris is saving her family hundreds of dollars with a new hobby that’s become a practical passion. Read how in this week’s “A Conversation With…”

(more…) (June 23, 2011, Page 3)

Gov. declares State of Emergency

Gov. Haley Barbour declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday for Lafayette County after severe storms ripped through the area, destroying homes, businesses and claiming the life of an Oxford man. Organizations have mobilized to the affected areas, offering food, clothing and comfort. (April 28, 2011, Page 1)

Salvation Army finds a new home

The Oxford Salvation Army has a brand spankin’ new home thanks to a local builder who wanted to design a building that would fill the needs for the organizations that works so hard to fill the needs of others.

On Tuesday, director Lisa Coleman cut the red ribbon at the grand opening of the new building that was constructed in three months time. The new Salvation Army is located at 2647 West Oxford Loop. (February 10, 2011, Page 1)

Help families stay warm this winter

The Plus One Program run through the Salvation Army allows for people to donate a dollar or two that they pay with their Oxford Electric bill to service families or individuals who have an emergency month and can’t make their payments. For more information, call 232-2373. (December 9, 2010, Page 1)

2010 Angel Tree applications due next week

Applications for children who may need a Christmas Angel from the Salvation Army angel tree will be accepted this year from Oct. 19-22. Guidelines and applications can be picked up at the Salvation Army office at 2617 W. Oxford Loop. (October 12, 2010, Page 2)

Plus One helps pay bills

The Plus One Contribution Program operated through Salvation Army helps pay for utilities for needy families and individuals that fit certain income requirements. You can help by signing up through the Oxford Electric Department and asking to pay an extra dollar (or more) on your bill each month. The extra money is set aside in a special account which is then distributed to needy families through the Salvation Army. (January 12, 2010, Page 2A)

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