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City, UM increase funding to Metro Narcotic Unit

Anticipating that it will get fewer federal funds this year, the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit asked city, county and university leaders to up their contributions by $25,000 each to help the unit meet it budget. (September 21, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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    Pearson is UM’s new homecoming queen

    Bucking traditions in place for over 90 years, Courtney Pearson became the first African American to be elected to the position of homecoming queen at Ole Miss. She joins the first African American female to serve as the Associated Student Body President this year. (September 21, 2012, Page 1, 5A)

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      OCVB awards grants

      The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau annual Oxford Tourism Opportunity grant program announced Wednesday its list of grant recipients. More than $41,000 was given to various organizations. (September 20, 2012, Page 1)

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        United Way sets lofty goal

        At the United Way 2012 Campaign Kick-off Wednesday, organizers reported $464,222 was raised last year and that this year’s goal is $500,000. (September 20, 2012, Page 1)

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          Hundreds mourn loss of Lafayette High School senior

          Jonathan Alexander “John” Mills, 18 died on Saturday and hundreds attended his funeral to support the family on Wednesday. (September 20, 2012, Page 1)

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            Loft to award $17K in grants

            Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow will grant over $17,000 to local nonprofits on Thursday. (September 19, 2012, Page 1)

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              New parking changes OK’d by aldermen

              The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved new ordinances Tuesday that make parking enforcement stricter around the premium spots on the Square.
              The board voted unanimously to accept the ordinance changes that change the two-hour parking limit from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. While the two-hour parking limit has only traditionally been enforced Monday through Friday, the ordinance already on the books allows for Saturday enforcement as well. Standard Parking, a Chicago-based company hired by the city this summer to manage the parking downtown, will be enforcing the two-hour limit on Saturdays. (September 19, 2012, Page 1)

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                Is S. Lamar bike lane project almost complete?

                Officials with D. Carroll Construction said Monday the bike lanes on South Lamar Boulevard could be complete in two weeks if weather permits. (September 18, 2012, Page 1)

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                  Ole Miss sets enrollment record

                  Enrollment is up across the state at four-year institutions but mostly because of Ole Miss. (September 18, 2012, Page 1)

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                    LHS senior dies in car wreck

                    A Lafayette High School senior, John Mills, 18, was killed Saturday night when his car went off the side of the road on CR 325 at about 10:30 p.m. for unknown reasons. A candlelight vigil is being held in his memory at 7 p.m. tonight at the high school. (September 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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