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Alyssa Schnugg

Big Event still looking for community projects

Organizers of this year’s UM Big Event are seeking more projects from those who live in Oxford and Lafayette County. More than 2,000 students are signed up to help mow lawns, paint fences, pull weeds, pick up trash and any other project that’s up for grabs come March 31. For more information, visit www.olemiss.edu/bigevent. (February 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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    Ward 6 runoff set Tuesday

    The race for the Ward 6 seat on the Oxford Board of Aldermen will be decided Tuesday and candidates Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison say they are thankful for the experience and the support shown to them by their fellow neighbors. (February 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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      Film and music festival organizers happy with merge

      The decision to merge the Oxford Film Festival and the Oxford Music Festival this year was a good idea, according to organizers of both festivals. (February 24, 2012, Page 3A)

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        Trustees select firm to invest city’s $30 million

        The Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to select Philadelphia, Pa.,-based Glenmede to serve as the investment manager of the city’s newly acquired $30 million from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (February 24, 2012, Page 1A)

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          Learning the basics of sewing

          The Mississippi State University Extension Service of Lafayette County offers several classes and programs throughout the year including a recent sewing class that taught first-time sewers the basics of sewing through creating their own potholders and pillows. (February 24, 2012, Page 1B)

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            Railing to make sidewalks safer on Square

            The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved spending $12,000 to replace and provide new handrails along Van Buren Avenue where the sidewalk is uneven. (February 23, 2012, Page 1)

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              Tourism dollars increase in Oxford

              Travel and tourism expenditures by visitors to Lafayette County were about $92 million in FY 2011, up from $83 million in FY 2009 and $85.7 million in FY 2010, according to figures released by the Mississippi Development Authority for the Fiscal Year 2011, which runs from July 2010 to June 2011. (February 23, 2012, Page 1)

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                City: Annex request has merits

                Oxford Board of Alderman are considering whether or not to fight an annexation request by property owners hoping to sell 160 acres to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to use for its new regional hospital. (February 22, 2012, Page 1)

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                  $350,000 lawsuit decision appealed

                  Harrison Banks, who was ordered to pay $350,000 in damages to Brandon Lockhart, who the courts claim he punched in the face in 2009, is appealing the jury’s decision to the Mississippi Supreme Court. (February 22, 2012, Page 2)

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                    Historians, mayor discuss new historical marker

                    Oxford and University of Mississippi historians met Monday to decide how to cram 175 years of local history into 107 words on a new historicalk marker planned to be placed at City Hall. (February 21, 2012, Page 1)

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