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Alyssa Schnugg

Firehouse Subs provides OFD with new tools

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded the Oxford Fire Department $19,000 in extrication equipment recently that will allow firefighters to rescue people in a faster and safer manner. (December 8, 2011, Page 2)

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    Cable rates to increase in January

    In November, Metrocast customers were notified their rates would be going up for several packages, including the basic package that consists mostly of local network stations and The Weather Channel. On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen agreed to write a letter to local law makers asking for their assistance in keeping rates down for basic cable users. (December 8, 2011, Page 1)

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      OCVB incomes increase

      After struggling financially for the past couple of years, the Oxford Conference Center is ending 2011 with a 32 percent increase in revenue, according to director Hollis Green. (December 7, 2011, Page 1)

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        City, OFD crack down on 2 Square restaurants

        During a special meeting of the Oxford Board of Aldermen Monday, the board agreed to send a letter to three Square restaurants informing them that they need to either build a second exit or keep their capacity down to 49 or face sanctions for violating state fire codes. (December 7, 2011, Page 2)

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          Judge denies electrician’s motion

          A Circuit Court judge denied recently a motion by Bubba Mize to dismiss an indictment for felon malicious mischief and a motion to grant sanctions against the District Attorney’s Office. (December 6, 2011, Page 3)

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            Feedback sought on NCLB waiver

            The Mississippi Department of Education held two meetings in Oxford Monday, seeking input from stakeholders — teachers, principals and parents — on the department’s efforts in seeking a waiver that would allow its schools to deviate away from the No Child Left Behind Act. (December 6, 2011, Page 2)

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              Better bids sought for silver

              The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and Oxford Board of Aldermen turned down all but one bid Monday on 42 bars of silver that were discovered this past summer in a safety deposit box. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)

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                Farmers’ market idea on hold

                City officials agreed to hold off on the idea to build a pavilion for a new farmers’ market near the old National Guard Armory on University Avenue after Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board members and aldermen expressed concerns at a work session Monday afternoon. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Lafayette offers prescription savings to all citizens of county

                  Lafayette County has launched a new program to help county residents deal with the high cost of medical prescriptions.
                  Through a partnership with the National Association of Counties, the free prescription discount card program provides area residents with a card that will save them an average of 24 percent off the retail price of prescription medications. (December 5, 2011, Page 6A)

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                    Teacher returns home to open Plein Air Montessori School

                    Karyn Jankowski and her assistant Adrienne Brown hope to create an atmosphere where children enjoy learning and their pace at the Plein Air Monterssori School in Taylor that serves children from Oxford and Lafayette County, ages 2 and a half to 6 years old. (December 2, 2011, Page 1B)

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