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Author: Grace Marion

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‘She Walks the Walk’: Afton Thomas Running for Oxford Alderman on Her Record, Not Her Husband’s

Afton Thomas thinks that Oxford could re-allocate its local support better, saying that the community has more than enough resources to support its citizens.  “We have far too many resources in Oxford to have so many of our friends, neighbors and fellow community members struggling to make ends meet,” Thomas said. She plans to work to strengthen relationships between the City of Oxford and local organizations, so that nonprofits and municipal efforts can work hand-in-hand. 

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A black cat sits outside Mississippi Critterz looking forlornly toward a red pickup truck.

Beleaguered Oxford Animal Shelter to Close After Disturbing Photos Emerge

Mississippi Critterz board member Janice Antonow announced that Oxford’s animal shelter will be closing temporarily after months of rumors, leaks, and photos circulating of sick animals in unhygienic and crowded conditions. “We don’t have specific plans right now for the shelter,” Antonow said March 8. “I do know we’re going to close down, at least temporarily.” 

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