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Domestic Violence Project

Future shelter names board

The Board of Directors has been choosen for the Patricia Edward-Aschoff Center for Victims of Domestic Abuse. The group is still working on getting its 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status but has been listed as a legal corporation under Mississippi state law. (November 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Domestic violence month is a time to educate

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and is the time of year local and national organizations try to spread the word and educate the public about the signs and dangers of domestic violence. (October 14, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Support builds for new shelter

      The community has rallied to get the ball rolling for a new domestic violence shelter in Oxford. Organization heads have offered help and support to the newly formed board of Directors of the proposed, future Patricia Edwards Aschoff Shelter for Family Violence. (September 2, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Terry Jean Williams-Buffington writes to comment on the recent closure of the Domestic Violence Project home and to urge citizens to work together to save the shelter. (August 2, 2011, Page 4)

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          Domestic Violence Project closed

          Officials representing the Oxford Domestic Violence Project agreed to shut down operations for good in a signed consent form filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office on July 7. (July 27, 2011, Page 1A, 2A)

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            Administrative hearing set for DVP

            An administrative hearing for the summary cease and desist order issued against the Domestic Violence Project Inc., in Oxford has been set for July 26 in Jackson. (June 2, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Domestic shelter lays off workers

              To prepare for the worst, the board of directors for the Domestic Violence Project laid off the majority of its employees after the Secretary of State’s Office issued a “cease and desist” order against the shelter last month. (April 27, 2011, Page 2)

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                Domestic violence director responds to complaints

                Talaunja Eskridge, the executive director of the Domestic Violence Project, said she is working to ensure Oxford’s only shelter for victims of domestic violence remains open after the Secretary of State’s Office issued a “cease and desist” order Monday against the shelter for continuing to solicit donations. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Domestic Violence agency must ‘cease, desist’

                  The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office has issued a summary “cease and desist” order against Oxford’s Domestic Violence Project for continuing to solicit donations after failing to renew its charitable registration and owing more than $156,000 in back taxes to the IRS. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Governor signs law designed to help victims

                    A domestic violence-related bill  was signed into law recently by Gov. Haley Barbour that will make it a misdemeanor  criminal offense for someone to prevent a victim from seeking emergency medical or law enforcement assistance. (March 1, 2011, Page 1)

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