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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

Brown water may be costly to clear up

The city of Oxford, much to the chagrin of many of its residents, has been battling brown water for decades, with documented occurrences dating back as far as 1942. (February 1, 2015, Page 1A)

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    Knitters, young and old, enjoy fiber festival

    Within one hour of opening the doors at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center, the annual Oxford Fiber Arts Festival was already beating its numbers from previous festivals.The festival, hosted by the Yoknapatwpha Arts Council and Knit1 Oxford, celebrated its fifth year this weekend. The popular event brings knitters, young and old, from across the region to the LOU community. (February 1, 2015, Page 1C)

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      Bottletree Bakery celebrates 20 years

      For 20 years, Cynthia Gerlach has been making Oxford just a little bit sweeter — one brioche at a time. Saturday marked the 20-year anniversary of Gerlach opening Bottletree Bakery. (February 1, 2015, Page 1A)

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        Activity center concept presented to city

        Presenting a plan to spend more than $30 million on a new activity center to any governing board is probably not an easy job for any recreation director; however, Oxford Park Commission Director Rob Boyd did just that during a special work session with the Oxford Board of Aldermen last week and no one passed out or laughed at the proposal. (February 1, 2015, Page 1A)

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          Traffic needs to slow down on Sisk

          The Oxford Board of Aldermen are looking at ways of slowing down traffic along Sisk Avenue, which has become one of the town’s busiest school zones. (January 30, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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            City ponders future of new pavilion

            After the city decided to save a portion of the old National Guard Armory building and make it an open pavilion, now it’s time to decide who runs it and what goes on there. (January 30, 2015, Page 1A)

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              Fire tower area off limits

              Several “explorers” have been arrested for trespassing recently near the old fire tower off Old Taylor Road.

               (January 29, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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                Reading programs aimed at children

                The LOU Excel By 5 Coalition will hold a second playdate aimed for preschoolers this weekend while other reading-related events are also planned to help children achieve reading success.

                 (January 29, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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                  Hughes tosses hat into House race

                  Aldermen Jay Hughes signs up for House of Representative race and several qualified recently for the District 1 and 3 Lafayette County Board of Supervisor elections. (January 28, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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                    Red Cross to increase time spent with vets

                    The American Red Cross is kicking off a new volunteering opportunity for people to spend some time with local veterans at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford (January 28, 2015, Page 1A)

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