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Alyssa Schnugg

Transit budget, bus services expand

The Oxford Board of Alderman voted to increase its share of the Oxford-University Transit budget by $40,000 for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The increase is partly due to two new routes and the building of a new bus depot on McElroy Drive. Read about OUT’s new services and other business from Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. (January 18, 2012, Page 1)

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    Two toss hat into alderman Ward 6 election

    One week into the qualification period, two Oxford Ward 6 residents have tossed their hates into the election ring with hopes of becoming the newest member of the Oxford Board of Aldermen. Running are Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison. The deadline to qualify is Jan.25. (January 16, 2012, Page 1)

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      Some pardons on hold

      At the request of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, a Hinds County Circuit Court judge has granted an injunction to stop the release of former Gov. Haley Barbour’s pardoned criminals.

      A preliminary injunction hearing has been set for 3 p.m. on Jan. 23 before Judge Tomie Green in Hinds County.

      Hood requested the injunction Wednesday afternoon claiming that Barbour might have violated the state Constitution by pardoning some inmates who failed to give sufficient public notice that they were seeking clemency. (January 12, 2012, Page 1)

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        Building improves in 2011

        While the building of single-family homes dropped slightly from 2010, the construction of condominiums and apartment complexes increased in 2011, according to the year-end building permit report released by the city of Oxford recently. (January 11, 2012, Page 1)

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          City planners deny more CVS signs

          The Oxford Planning Commission denied a request for CVS to hang nine more signs than allowed under city code and tabled a request to rezone property new St. Andrews Circle. (January 10, 2012, Page 1)

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            Supreme Court to hear church dispute

            The Mississippi Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over the possible moving of the Oxford Church of Christ to a new location in the Long Meadow subdivision. (January 10, 2012, Page 2)

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              Lafayette Sheriff’s Department investigating two dog killings

              Lafayette County Crimestoppers is offering two $500 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for killing two dogs in the last week in separate incidents. One dog was shot and one was found on fire inside of a box on the road. (January 9, 2012, Page 2)

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                City has bright idea for Square

                The Courthouse Historic Preservation Commission approved plans for Oxford Electric Department to put new street lights, and beef up existing lights, in four satellite parking areas around the Square to make the areas safer. (January 9, 2012, Page 1)

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                  BMH health initiative returns

                  The Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is sponsoring a five-month long health initiative that is aimed at encouraging local residents to adopt a healthier lifestyle. (January 9, 2012, Page 1)

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                    FBI agent files suit against former U.S. Attorney

                    Philip “Hal” Halbert Neilson, the former FBI supervising agent for the Oxford office, has filed a suit in the Circuit Court of Lafayette County against retired U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee, claiming Greenlee did everything in his power to “destroy” Neilson while he was in office. (January 6, 2012, Page 2A)

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