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Friday, October 24, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

OPD offers more info about roundabouts

Since the construction of the new Old Taylor Road bridge roundabouts, local law enforcement officers and city officials have fielded phone calls and emails from people who found the new roundabouts difficult and confusing. (October 2, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Mailbox bashing can come with high price

    ​The unlawful game of mailbox bashing increases each fall according to local law enforcement. What most don’t know however, reporting these bashers could get you a $10,000 reward.


     (October 2, 2014, Page 3A)

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      Miracle sparks action

      “Miracle on the Hudson” survivor to speak Friday at the Overby Center about his experience and to raise awareness and funds for the American Red Cross. (October 1, 2014, Page 1A)

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        Man found dead in detention center

        A South Carolina registered sex offender was found dead by apparent self-inflicted injury Tuesday at the Lafayette County Detention Center. (October 1, 2014, Page 2A)

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          New extended-stay hotel approved

          A new hotel proposed near the hospital was approved by the Oxford Planning Commission Monday. The new Home2 hotel will be geared for people needing to stay near the hospital.​

           (September 30, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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            Deer on the move

            Deer are most active once the weather turns cooler. Oxford’s deer management program soon to be underway to help control the numbers of deer inside the city. (September 29, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Voting day nears

              This November, local voters will be casting votes in three judicial races, local school board elections and for the 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. In June, the runoff election was closely scrutinized by former Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel. (September 28, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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                UM hit with legal action

                The Sons of Confederate Veterans Mississippi have filed a lawsuit in the Lafayette County Chancery Court against the University of Mississippi for announcing plans to change the name of Confederate Drive.

                 (September 26, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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                  Boil Notice lifted

                  The city of Oxford has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory issued for limited areas of west Oxford as of 3 this afternoon.

                  The advisory was issued on Tuesday afternoon following multiple repairs to a 12-inch main water line that serves residential areas west of the Jackson Avenue/Highway 6 intersection.

                  Results of water quality testing by the Mississippi Department of Health have confirmed that the water quality meets drinking water standards.  There is no further need to boil water prior to use and there is no further action necessary before consuming the water. (September 25, 2014)

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                    Hotel wants safer fence

                    As construction of the new hotel, located where the Downtown Inn once stood continues, developers presented plans for a few last remaining details on the building to the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission during a special meeting Tuesday. (September 25, 2014, Page 2A)

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