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Melanie Addington

UM braces for record enrollment

After a record freshman class in the fall of 2009, University of Mississippi officials are preparing for yet another record-breaking enrollment of freshmen this fall. (July 27, 2010, Page 1B)

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    Schools continue bond effort

    If voters approve the Oct. 26 referendum for a $30 million school bond issue, the first step will be to spend $1 million to purchase land for a new high school. The Oxford School Board approved its bond referendum priorities at Monday’s meeting. (July 27, 2010, Page 1)

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      Bike Walk group announces new director

      Bike Walk organization will take a new path on Monday and relocate to Jackson. Moving from Oxford will not change the organization’s goals but is being done merely to accomdate new director Melody Moody who lives in Jackson. (July 27, 2010, Page 3A)

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        Caching in on Oxford’s history

        Oxford’s Convention and Tourism Bureau is hiding buried treasure which could mean extra cash for businesses. Using geocaching the Oxford Convention and Tourism Bureau hopes to attract more visitors to the area. With an estimated 5 geocachers worldwide this treasure hunting activity is a growing area of tourism, and Oxford is ready with 60 hidden caches. (July 26, 2010, Page 1)

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          Parking lot owners: tree law costly

          Planting trees can be costly, especially if you are the owner of a large parking lot. Operators of the Eastgate Shopping Center are requesting city officials to allow them not “comply” with Oxford’s landscape ordinance. To comply with the ordinance some 48 trees would have to be planted which would cost Eastgate owners an additional $190,000. (July 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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            County schools: No tax hike

            Taxpayers will have a few more dollars in their pockets this year. During a public hearing on Thursday evening, the Lafayette County School District announced that they intend to hold the line on taxes and operate within available revenues. (July 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Pen pals meet through band trip

              After being pen pals for half a century, Joan Willson of Oxford and Lynette May of Australia finally had the chance to meet one another in person when Willson travel to the Land Down Under with the Mississippi Lions All-State Band. (July 22, 2010, Page 2A)

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                Lions Band wins title

                Five student musicians from the Lafayette County and Oxford high schools were instrumental in the Mississippi All-State Lions Band winning its 27th title of the Marching International Championship in Sydney, Australia. (July 22, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Silent film fans rejoice; Haphazard Happenings is coming

                  Silent film fans have quite the treat next Thursday as Tupelo filmmaker Rex Curry Harsin brings his series of Chaplin-esque short films to Oxford, set to music from silent film composer Donald Sosin. (July 22, 2010, Page 12)

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                    City looking into future needs

                    A preliminary visit from the Sustainable Design Assessment Team wrapped up Tuesday as part of a larger study of how to make Oxford a more sustainable community. A team selected by the American Institute of Architects will work with city leaders and a steering committee to identify strategies to control sprawl and encourage compact development. (July 21, 2010, Page 1)

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