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Student housing boon in Oxford

Two more large $36 million developments were approved by the Oxford Planning Commission that are geared to student living. The Retreat and Blackberry Hills developers both offered to donate $12,500 and $10,000 respectively to the Oxford University Transit system to be included on the bus route. Both developments are veering away from typical apartment complex settings and proposing more single-homes and townhouses. (April 10, 2012, Page 1)

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    LIFT asks county for help

    LIFT Inc asked the Board of Supervisors for financial help for next year as the need in Lafayette County grows to assist citizens with electric and gas bills. (April 10, 2012, Page 1)

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      Raising awareness of sexual assault

      Several events are planned for the LOU area this month to bring awareness to sexual assault during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (April 9, 2012, Page 1)

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        Bicyclists, motorists must learn to share the road

        Several months after new laws were passed to promote cyclist safety, some bikers still do not feel safe on many of the area’s roadways. (April 6, 2012, Page 1A)

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          Bike paths good for economy

          Since creating 7 miles of bike and walking paths around Oxford, local real estate developers have responded to investments in transportation alternatives by locating new housing developments along the existing paths. (April 6, 2012, Page 1A)

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            NMRC anticipates possible system changes

            North Mississippi Regional Center may soon feel the effects of a report issued in December 2011 by the Department of Justice that found Mississippi was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act by serving persons with intellectual disabilities at large residential facilities operated by the Department of Mental Health, rather than in smaller community settings. (April 5, 2012, Page 1A)

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              Aldermen ponder Old Taylor Road options

              The Oxford Board of Aldermen are making fixing traffic issues on Old Taylor Road a high priority. (April 5, 2012, Page 1A)

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                Heads of 3 city departments to retire

                The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the retirement of four city officials within three departments, including Fire Chief Mike Hill, Deputy Fire Chief David Duchaine, Electric Department Superintendent Lynn Robbins and Solid Waste Manager Randy Russell. (April 4, 2012, Page 1A)

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                  Judge continues annexation hearing

                  A Chancery Court Judge continued an annexation hearing Tuesday for at least another 30 days after several people filed an objection to the land being annexed into the city of Oxford. (April 4, 2012, Page 1A)

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                    OHS backers seek more funds

                    About 100 members of the community talked about what the next step can be for building the new Oxford High School now that the district is aware it does not have enough money to complete the entire project. (April 4, 2012, Page 1A)

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