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Education top item on lawmakers’ agenda

At the Eggs and Issues Breakfast in Oxford on Monday, legislators that represent Lafayette County put education at the top of their list for the next legislative session. (January 24, 2012, Page 1)

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    Tax help available

    Free tax help is available through two programs in the community: AARP Tax-Aide program and the new Pro Bono Initiative from the UM Law School. (January 23, 2012, Page 1A)

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      Avent Park may get lake

      If a grant application is approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Oxford officials plan to build a small lake inside of Avent Park to help with flooding and drainage problems for those living in the area. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

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        Serving tennis plan again

        After plans to spend $3 million to expand the John Leslie Tennis Facility from eight to 20 courts fizzled last year when the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors refused to join with the city of Oxford and University of Mississippi to fund it, a scaled-down version seems to have a better chance of moving forward. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

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          Local family gets trip to Germany

          Make-A-Wish Foundation helped secure a trip to Germany for one local family. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

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            Movie set to film in Oxford

            The Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau gave a $5,000 film grant Wednesday night at the request of screen writer Glenn German for an upcoming film, “Admissions,” that will be partly filmed at the University of Mississippi and Oxford, with actor Andy Garcia expected in the lead male role. (January 19, 2012, Page 1)

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              MSU billboard in Oxford taken down

              The Mississippi State University billboard advertisement on West Jackson Avenue was taken down Wednesday, due to a violation of NCAA recruiting rules. (January 19, 2012, Page 1)

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                Transit budget, bus services expand

                The Oxford Board of Alderman voted to increase its share of the Oxford-University Transit budget by $40,000 for the 2012-13 fiscal year. The increase is partly due to two new routes and the building of a new bus depot on McElroy Drive. Read about OUT’s new services and other business from Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. (January 18, 2012, Page 1)

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                  County discusses investment options

                  The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors are taking the initial steps to be able to have an option to invest some of the $30 million from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital by approving a work session to create language for a local private bill. (January 18, 2012, Page 1)

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                    Volunteers honor King’s legacy

                    Locals celebrated Martin Luther King Jr’s holiday by volunteering during the day and marching at night. (January 17, 2012, Page 1)

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