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Alyssa Schnugg

Judge to decide fate of race discrimination suit

Attorneys for North East Mississippi Electrical Power Association have asked a U.S. District Court judge to throw out a $388,000 jury verdict against the utility company that resulted from a lawsuit filed by a former employee who claimed he was fired because of his race. (December 9, 2011, Page 2A)

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    Supervisors end term much as they began

    Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who covers county government for The EAGLE, takes a look back at the four-year term of the current Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. She notes controversial decisions by the board, individually and collectively, as well as major accomplishment that have helped the county. (December 9, 2011, Page 4A)

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      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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