Do you have any used paint, motor oil, batteries, old computers or household or lawn chemicals around your house? If so, you may want to mark April 10 on your calendar. The Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Oxford will be sponsoring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on this date to help you dispose of these items safely.
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Sometimes it takes a trip to the doctor or dentist to see how drug dealers are starting to affect everyone. Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls a recent trip to the dentist with an infected tooth that ended up with her leaving without any pain pills – because of concerns about prescription medications’ use. (March 4, 2010, Page 4)
The Positive All The Way will host the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade Beauty Review Saturday at the Oxford Conference Center. Tickets are $10 and will be on sale Wednesday at the Oxford Conference Center from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (March 1, 2010)
Many local runners are taking part and many other citizens have volunteered for a wide variety of jobs at Saturday’s Run for Hope Half Marathon and 5-K run. Now, it’s time for the rest of us to do our part to cheer everyone on as they take part in a local event that helps a special cause at Camp Hopewell and could mean so much to the community. (February 24, 2010, Page 4)
The city is considering a request from local hotelier Chan Patel for some tax breaks and incentives to build an 80-bed hotel next to the Oxford Conference Center. The request is for three items: a tax abatement, sidewalks and landscaping funded by the city, and waiver of one-time city fees, such as electrical connections. (February 4, 2010, Page 1)
Treasure Hunters Roadshow is buying gold and other valuables from Jan. 12-15 at the Oxford Conference Center. The Mississippi Better Business Bureau advises it’s best to find out the value of objects first by getting them appraised. (January 8, 2010, Page 2A)