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Van Buren to be closed for 3 months

The city plans to shut down Van Buren Avenue in sections during the summer months to lay down new sewer pipes, fix some water lines and place electrical lines under ground along 11th Street. Business owners are concerned. (February 28, 2012, Page 1)

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    School leaders debate charter schools bill

    Sen. Gray Tollison discusses the Senate legislation on charter bills and the House begins steps to move forward with a different bill while local educators express concerns over both. (February 28, 2012, Page 1)

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      Big Event still looking for community projects

      Organizers of this year’s UM Big Event are seeking more projects from those who live in Oxford and Lafayette County. More than 2,000 students are signed up to help mow lawns, paint fences, pull weeds, pick up trash and any other project that’s up for grabs come March 31. For more information, visit www.olemiss.edu/bigevent. (February 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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        Ward 6 runoff set Tuesday

        The race for the Ward 6 seat on the Oxford Board of Aldermen will be decided Tuesday and candidates Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison say they are thankful for the experience and the support shown to them by their fellow neighbors. (February 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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          City cuts supt. finalists to three

          The final three will be interviewed this week for the Oxford School Board superintendent position.

          Oxford’s own interim superintendent Brian Harvey, Bay High School Principal David Anthony Parker and Muscle Shoals, Ala. superintendent Jeff Wooten are the final three. (February 27, 2012, Page 1A)

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            Supreme Court ends drug court dispute

            The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal from the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors on Thursday about the Drug Court. (February 24, 2012, Page 1A)

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              Trustees select firm to invest city’s $30 million

              The Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to select Philadelphia, Pa.,-based Glenmede to serve as the investment manager of the city’s newly acquired $30 million from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (February 24, 2012, Page 1A)

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                Railing to make sidewalks safer on Square

                The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved spending $12,000 to replace and provide new handrails along Van Buren Avenue where the sidewalk is uneven. (February 23, 2012, Page 1)

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                  Tourism dollars increase in Oxford

                  Travel and tourism expenditures by visitors to Lafayette County were about $92 million in FY 2011, up from $83 million in FY 2009 and $85.7 million in FY 2010, according to figures released by the Mississippi Development Authority for the Fiscal Year 2011, which runs from July 2010 to June 2011. (February 23, 2012, Page 1)

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                    Bill aims to honor bicyclist killed in county

                    The Kevser Ermin Memorial Highway is one step closer as it is currently in the transportation committee in the House. (February 23, 2012, Page 1)

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