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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

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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        July 4th to end with a bang

        A variety of events are planned for the holiday weekend including Leap Frog’s Firecracker Bash, a 5K run, the children’s parade and of course, fireworks. For a complete listing of activities, see today’s EAGLE. (July 1, 2014, Page 1, 11)

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          Oxford: The smart choice

          Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine recently named Oxford as the top Smart Place to Retire. (June 30, 2014, Page 1)

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            Class to help people face giants

            A new program being offered at Oxford Nazarene Church aims to help people face the giants in their lives and learn how knock them down like David did to Goliath. (June 27, 2014, Page 5B)

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              Using local ingredients to make cold creations

              Young visitors at the Oxford City Market this week got a lesson in making homemade, hand-churned ice cream as part of the market’s ongoing children’s activities each week. (June 27, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)

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                Builder: Jackson Row back on track

                Construction is expected to begin back up in August on Jackson Row, on East Jackson Avenue across from James Food Center, after the site has sat dormant for a better part of a year. (June 27, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  Court upholds death sentence

                  In a 5-4 decision Thursday, the Mississippi Supreme Court rejected the appeal for Caleb Corrothers who was found guilty by a jury on two counts of capital murder and sentenced to death row for killing Frank and Taylor Clark over $5,000 in 2009. (June 27, 2014, Page 1A, 5A)

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                    Cochran wins runoff

                    Six-term Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran beat challenger Chris McDaniel for the win in a tight Republican runoff race earning 50.9 percent of the votes.

                    In Lafayette County, voters continued to back Cochran giving him about 67 percent of the votes. (June 24, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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