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Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce

Conference center gains support

Chamber asks businesses to back effort to keep Oxford Conference Center open. (February 28, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

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    Max Hipp to retire from chamber, EDF

    After 24 years of serving as president and CEO of the Economic Development Foundation and Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Max Hipp has announced his intent to resign at the end of the year. (October 4, 2013, Page 2A)

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      Chamber celebrates year of growth

      Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce noted growth at this year’s annual banquet at the Oxford Conference Center Thursday. Chamber membership grew by 20 businesses, Chamber website received a large increase in page views, and new head of chamber board of directors Jordan Bankhead started her term. Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork spoke. (June 7, 2013, Page 1A)

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        Two named Citizens of the Year

        Two local men receive Citizen of the Year award from the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce Thursday night during the annual meeting at the Oxford Conference Center. Receiving the awards were Wil St. Amand and Fred Laurenzo. (June 7, 2013, Page 1A)

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          New group aims to improve tourism

          A new alliance has been formed between local business owners and city, tourism and University of Mississippi officials with hopes to promote longer and more visits to Oxford and increasing tourism. (March 14, 2013, Page 1, 10)

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            Keep your hands off my property

            Voters will determine Tuesday if the government can take land through the eminent domain process to use for economic development purposes. Read reactions to Initiative 31 that will appear on Tuesday’s election ballot in today’s EAGLE. (November 2, 2011, Page 1)

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              SWM to expand in Oxford

              SWM took a hard hit in April when straight-line winds almost destroyed the plant in the Lafayette County Industrial Park. However, the uniform-making industry is not only rebuilding but expanding its Oxford location which could lead to more jobs for area residents. (July 26, 2011, Page 1)

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                Shaw named Citizen of the Year

                The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Tuesday night at the Oxford Conference Center. For their service to the LOU community, Dr. Jean Shaw was recognized as Citizen of the Year and Lynn Wells was presented the Outstanding Service Award. (June 8, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Health effort begins Monday

                  Thanks to the a new community health initiative, Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U., expert advice and support is free for those who wish to make 2011 the year they start living a healthier lifestyle.

                  The five-month program begins with a registration session Monday through Wednesday at the Baptist HealthPlex. Participants’ may stop by the HealthPlex any time between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. during these three days to record their weight, height, body mass index, and blood pressure to establish their starting point. (December 30, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Oxford mourns loss of community leader

                    From his work as a civil rights activist, who was instrumental in integrating Oxford public schools, to working with felons as a U.S. probation officer, to serving as a Lafayette County Planning Commissioner, Leonard Thompson’s death Monday has been called a major loss for the community as a whole.
                    Thompson died Monday at about 10:30 a.m. after going into anaphylactic shock when he was stung by a wasp while putting his lawnmower up in his garage at his Highway 334 home. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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