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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Three Rivers Planning and Development District

Hundreds dump yucky trash

The 18th annual Mississippi Department of Environment Quality Household Hazardous Waste Day was held Saturday in the Oxford Conference Center parking lots. Thousands of pounds of hazardous items were recorded as collected. (April 14, 2014, Page 1)

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    County expands tuition program

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to allow students seeking tuition assistance to go to other junior colleges instead of just Northwest Mississippi Community College. (December 5, 2013, Page 1)

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      New ward map approved

      No objections were received by city officials in regards to the redistricting map drawn up by Three Rivers Planning and Development during a public hearing Tuesday. Later, during the Oxford Board of Aldermen, the new map was approved by the board and will be sent to the U.S. Department of Justice for its final approval. The new city ward structure will not affect this year’s election. (August 8, 2012, Page 1)

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        Public hearing on redistricting Tuesday

        A public hearing will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall to allow all Oxford residents inside the city limits to review redistricting maps. (August 6, 2012, Page 1, 3)

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          More records placed online

          Criminal and civil cases through the Third District Circuit Court in Lafayette County are now available online through Delta Computer Systems. Joining them on the information highway are the Lafayette County general and vendor ledgers through Three Rivers Planning and Development District. (February 20, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

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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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              Veterans’ supporters give generously

              The campaign, “Stand Behind Those That Stood in Front of Us,” kicked off in March with the group aiming to raise the money by March 2012. Through the generosity of local people and organizations, the group has raised more than $33,000 with seven months to go in the year-long campaign. (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Three Rivers helps drive community

                From Meals on Wheels to WIN Job Centers, Three Rivers provides education possibilities, workforce training and services to the elderly on a regular basis. (April 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Vets home to start fund drive

                  A committee has been formed to help the State Veterans Home in Oxford raise $30,000 over the next year. Local fundraisers and projects will be held throughout the year to raise funds that will be used to upgrade medical equipment and make much-needed renovations to the 15-year-old home. (February 24, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Youth job program in danger

                    The Summer Coin program put 1,500 teens to work last summer, keeping them off the streets and allowing them to be vital contributors to their families, all the while learning important life lessons and work ethics that would stay with them for a lifetime.
                    While the folks at Three Rivers are hoping to be able to put teens to work again this summer, the necessary funds needed are being tied up in Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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