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Alyssa Schnugg

Battling the high prices of books for children

We all want our children to have books and learn to read as soon as possible, but sometimes it’s a bit more costly than we can handle. So what’s a person to do? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg takes on the issue and writes about a program that can help local children and families. (January 26, 2012, Page 4)

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    List of investment firms narrows

    The Oxford Reserve and Trust Fund Committee has narrowed down its search for an investment firm to handle Oxford’s recently acquired $30 million to a list of four companies that will be invited to Oxford on Feb. 17 to present their proposals in person and answer questions from committee members. (January 25, 2012, Page 2)

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      PSC, water boards at odds

      Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has given 92 north Mississippi water associations until Friday to send him a copy of their bylaws, however many water associations are questioning if the commissioner has the legal right to do so. (January 25, 2012, Page 1)

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        Bike lane work to begin this spring

        Members of the Oxford Pathways Commission and the city of Oxford Planning Department are making it a priority to announce to residents living along the roads slated to get new bike paths this year when and where the construction will begin in their neighborhood. Construction on the 12 miles of new bike lanes could start in March. (January 24, 2012, Page 1)

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          Mardi Gras Bash benefits young readers

          The Lafayette County Literacy Council will be holding its annual Mardi Gras Bash this weekend at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Lyric Theatre in Oxford. New Orleans’ band Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters will be returning for this popular fund raiser that helps fund literary projects for area children. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 for a couple. For more information, visit www.oxfordreads.org. (January 24, 2012, Page 3)

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            Food experts to share success stories

            A restaurant owner, a food author and a chef will share their local entrepreneurial experiences during the next LOU Entrepreneurial Alliance meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at FNC Inc. (January 23, 2012, Page 3A)

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              Four juveniles arrested after a fight at OMS

              Four juveniles were arrested Friday after a fight at Oxford Middle School led to one staff member and a school resource officer being injured. (January 23, 2012, Page 2A)

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                Avent Park may get lake

                If a grant application is approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Oxford officials plan to build a small lake inside of Avent Park to help with flooding and drainage problems for those living in the area. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

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                  Serving tennis plan again

                  After plans to spend $3 million to expand the John Leslie Tennis Facility from eight to 20 courts fizzled last year when the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors refused to join with the city of Oxford and University of Mississippi to fund it, a scaled-down version seems to have a better chance of moving forward. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

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                    Movie set to film in Oxford

                    The Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau gave a $5,000 film grant Wednesday night at the request of screen writer Glenn German for an upcoming film, “Admissions,” that will be partly filmed at the University of Mississippi and Oxford, with actor Andy Garcia expected in the lead male role. (January 19, 2012, Page 1)

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