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Monday, July 28, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Budget review process begins

The Oxford Board of Aldermen began the budget review process Monday meeting with several department heads to go over their proposed budgets, including the Oxford Conference Center which reported such a large increase in revenue it needs less city funds this year to cover its expenses. (July 8, 2014, Page 1)

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    Lafayette County Metro Narcotics investigation nets 31 felony arrests

    The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics, along with other local law enforcement agencies, conducted a drug sting and served more than 30 warrants Tuesday. (July 8, 2014, Page 2A)

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      4th offers full day of events

      Locals, visitors enjoy parade, concert and fireworks during the LOU Fourth of July Celebration Friday. (July 7, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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        Construction workers unhappy with new UM parking regulation

        Construction workers will have to park inside their fenced construction areas or off campus as of Tuesday, after a new regulation went into effect requiring them to park in the park-and-ride parking lots and get shuttled onto campus if there is no room inside the fence. (July 4, 2014, Page 2A)

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          City grows by 160 acres

          The city of Oxford will be holding a public hearing on July 15 on the city’s plan to zone newly annexed land south of where the new Baptist hospital is going. (July 4, 2014, Page 1)

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            Salary survey shows city on par

            Oxford employees pay is comparable to other cities, according to a recent survey. (July 3, 2014, Page 1)

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              After 20 years, work begins

              Work on the continuous flow intersection at Highway 6 and West Jackson Avenue has begun, although it is in the very early stages of construction. Nighttime and Sunday working hours will be necessary for the contractor to complete the job by the expected August 2015 date. (July 3, 2014, Page 1)

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                City OKs texting, driving policy

                The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to change the Employee Handbook to state that if an employee driving a city vehicle is involved in a wreck while he or she texting, the employee will be sanctioned with a Class 3 offense. (July 2, 2014, Page 1)

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                  McDaniel supporter says cost to view rolls unfair

                  The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office issued a press release Monday addressing recent questions, blogs and social media posts accusing several Mississippi counties, including Lafayette County, of denying supporters of Sen. Chris McDaniel access to voter rolls from last week’s Republican runoff. (July 1, 2014, Page 3)

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                    Parking group OKs meter agreement

                    The Oxford Downtown Parking Advisory Commission voted to recommend approval of a contract with IPS Group to maintain parking meters in the downtown area and a flat 25 cent charge for credit/debit card users. (July 1, 2014, Page 1)

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