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Alyssa Schnugg

Bailey new Ward 6 alderman

Jason Bailey won the Ward 6 alderman election by 27 votes. Bailey was 13 votes a head when polls closed Tuesday night, however 25 affidavit votes were counted this morning by the Oxford Election Commission. Bailey was declared the winner over fellow candidate Katie Morrison at 10:45 this morning. (February 29, 2012, Page 1)

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    Morning fire claims home of former Oxford representative

    An early morning fire destroyed the 30-year-old home of former Oxford representative Noal Akins Tuesday. (February 29, 2012, Page 2)

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      Van Buren to be closed for 3 months

      The city plans to shut down Van Buren Avenue in sections during the summer months to lay down new sewer pipes, fix some water lines and place electrical lines under ground along 11th Street. Business owners are concerned. (February 28, 2012, Page 1)

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        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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