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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

City aims to protect large trees

If passed by the Oxford Board of Aldermen, changes to the city’s tree ordinance will soon include incentives for builders to retain as many large, older trees on the property. (February 26, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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    Grant’s 1862 order still felt today?

    Jewish businessman Asher Reese would like to see a Jewish Community Life Center built on the same land where Gen. Grant issued his No. 11 order that ordered the expulsion of all Jews in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. (February 25, 2014, Page 1)

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      Excel by 5 Coalition to offer free kindergarten readiness workshop

      The LOU Excel by 5 Coalition is holding a free workshop at 4:30 p.m.  on Tuesday at First Baptist Church where representatives from area elementary schools will discuss ways to make sure your child is ready for kindergarten. (February 24, 2014, Page 14)

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        Tourism Council reviews audit

        The council went over its annual audit last week which showed the city collected more revenue in food and beverage and hotel taxes than originally expected in 2013. (February 24, 2014, Page 1, 5)

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          3 students kicked from fraternity

          A fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi has been indefinitely suspended by its national organization and three of its freshman members were kicked out because of their alleged involvement in hanging a noose on a statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll in the then all-white university in 1962.

          In a written statement Friday, Sigma Phi Epsilon said it suspended the Alpha Chapter at the University of Mississippi and the chapter voted to expel all three men and turn over their identities to investigators.

          Read the EAGLE Monday for the complete story. (February 22, 2014)

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            Double Decker details released

            Concert lineup, festival poster unveiled this morning at press conference. (February 21, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)

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              Shaw project hits a snag

              The Historic Preservation Commission tabled a request to demolish five structures on the same property as the Shaw house until the Mississippi Department of Archives and History can review the project. They approved repairs to the front porch of the historic home to keep it from falling down. (February 21, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)

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                Renovations to old Abbeville School almost complete

                Dozens of community members and past students of the former Abbeville School have worked tirelessly for several years to renovate the old school that is now called the Gordon Community and Cultural Center. (February 21, 2014, Page 1B, 2B)

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                  Benefit set for woman with ties to Oxford

                  A benefit for Bridget Sealy Moore, a former Oxford resident with family who still lives in Lafayette County, who is on the waiting list for a liver transplant, is set for 5 p.m. Saturday at The Fishing Hole. The funds raised will help offset medical and living expenses for Moore after her surgery. (February 20, 2014, Page 2)

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                    Strong winds loom

                    Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon when a cold and warm front collide. (February 20, 2014, Page 1)

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