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Sunday, November 23, 2014

First Baptist Church

New signs OK’d for church

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved the plans for First Baptist Church’s new signs it plans on putting in more than 20 locations to help church go-ers find their way to parking and church buildings. (April 10, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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    City approves church building demolition

    The Oxford Board of Aldermen gave representatives of First Baptist Church permission to tear down a dilapidated home on operty the church purchased in 2010. Their actions overturn an earlier decision by the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission to require the church to preserve the structure. (February 8, 2012, Page 1)

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      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)

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        Fish fry puts dent in homeless hotel bill

        Interfaith Compassion Ministry Director Lena Wiley wasn’t sure how much money was brought in from Tuesday’s fish fry fundraiser as of this morning, but one thing she did know for certain — people ate a lot of fish.

        “We ran out of fish,” she said this morning. “I think it went really well. I hope it went well.”

        The fish fry, held at First Baptist Church’s Family life center, served cat fish and chicken tenders for $10 a plate from 11 to 1 p.m. and then again from 4 to 7 p.m. All the proceeds will go toward ICM, particularly to help pay an outstanding $10,500 hotel bill that ICM owes to the Ole Miss Motel, which works with ICM all year to help house homeless and displaced persons temporarily. (October 20, 2010, Page 1)

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