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Taking out the trash

PHOTO GALLERY — Local residents dropped off their old paint cans, motor oil and the like at the annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday at the Oxford Conference Center. (April 12, 2010, Page 1A)

Chamber & EDF Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation will be June 10 at the Oxford Conference Center. The evening begins at 5:30 with a social and cash bar; dinner begins at 6. Featured guest speaker is Sam Haskell. For ticket and sponsorship information, contact the Chamber at 662-234-4651 or frontdesk@oxfordms.com(April 8, 2010)

Letters to the Editor

Linda Abbott writes to thank the community for its participation in, and support for, the Take Back the Night event to stress violence prevention, while Jim McCauley thanked members of the Oxford Tourism Council and others for their help in promoting Oxford. (April 7, 2010, Page 4)

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)

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

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.

(more…) (March 22, 2010)

A few bad apples can hurt many, and keep them hurting

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)

Beauty Review

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)

Run for Hope a community-wide event

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)

Hotel builder seeks incentives

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)

Could your trash, stored items be newfound treasure?

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)

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