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County school budget approved

The Lafayette County School Board approved Monday a $20 million budget for the 2010-2011 school year. Despite an almost $3 million deficit compared to this past school year’s budget, county school leders intend to hold the line on taxes and operate with the available revenues. (August 3, 2010, Page 3)

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    Road work in city continues

    Summer has been a busy time for road projects, but the work won’t stop thi fall as crews continue with their efforts to complete ongoing transportation improvements. In other words, motorists can expect to encounter more detours and a few delays as this necessary, but inconvenient, infrastructure work continues – especially along Anderson road. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

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      Can Square be improved?

      Oxford city leaders will unveil a Square Enhancement Project on Tuesday. Oxford leaders will consider whether the Square can be improved by making the historic downtown area more pedestrian friendly.

      Details of the project will be unveiled at Tuesday’s 6 p.m. Board of Aldermen meeting. Mayor Pat Patterson said at least part of this new initiative involves improving parking and pedestrian access. (August 2, 2010, Page 1)

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        How would Sunday sales impact city?

        The first decision made by the newly formed Oxford Alcohol Task Force is that more information is needed from other college towns and areas in Mississippi to help make a decision on what type of Sunday sales – if any – would work best for Oxford. The group met for the first time on Thursday. (July 30, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Trying to ease Square congestion

          Driving through the Square during peak traffic times may be easier due to new commercial loading zones Oxford officials are instituting. Changes affecting Square businesses as well as delivery companies were announced Thursday by Mayor Pat Patterson. (July 30, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Flooding woes soon to be solved?

            Residents living in the flood-prone Chandler Avenue neighborhood near the Oxford Cemetery may soon not have to be so anxious whenever a rain storm passes through town. A long-sought-after drainage improvement project to install additional pipes has begun. (July 29, 2010, Page 1)

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              More bike paths being built

              By next spring, bicyclists should have several more miles of bike lanes at their disposal throughout Oxford as the city is currently bidding out Phase 2 of the Pathways Project. (July 29, 2010, Page 1)

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                ‘Field of Dreams’ to play in ‘perfect setting’

                OXFORD TOWN – It’s been 21 years since “Field of Dreams” first hit the big screen but like with all great cinema, its classic nature allows us to enjoy it today. A movie as much about daring to dream as it is about baseball, “Field of Dreams” will finish out the summer’s Movies in the Park series hosted by the Oxford Park Commission. (July 29, 2010, Page 10)

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                  Getting smart by going green

                  Whatever a business may do to go green, the members of the new Smart Business Alliance are available to provide encouragement and assistance. The inaugural meeting of the Smart Business Alliance on Tuesday had members discussing a variety of ideas on how to better organize and inform the community. (July 28, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Oxford Alcohol Commission holds first meeting Thursday

                    The new Oxford Alcohol Commission, created after several months of debate over whether Oxford should expand alcohol sles to Sunday, will host its first meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday. (July 28, 2010, Page 2)

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