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County to launch public transit service

Lafayette County and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program have teamed up to offer county residents who are more than 65 years old or disabled, free transportation to grocery stores, doctor’s appointments, etc. The program begins Tuesday. Call 232-2377 to schedule a ride. (September 1, 2011, Page 1)

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    Little storm cleanup aid for farmers

    Four months after tornadoes and high winds wrecked havoc in parts of Lafayette County, farmers and foresters are still left without much help in their cleanup efforts due to a lack of available funds. (August 31, 2011, Page 1A)

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      City tweaks grant guidelines

      Filmmakers planning to film in Lafayette County and conferences planning to use the Oxford Conference Center are now eligible for the community grant in 2012 through the Oxford Tourism Council. (August 31, 2011, Page 1A)

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        New high school design approved

        With an increase in special education space, cooperative education and technical skills plus making room for a culinary arts class, the new high school design was approved with options to make changes during the bid process on Monday by the Oxford School board. (August 30, 2011, Page 1)

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          City to recall 9/11 with volunteer day

          On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the newly formed Volunteer Oxford organization will host a day of service and remembrance. To get involved with the volunteer effort, e-mail volunteer@oxfordms.net (August 30, 2011, Page 1)

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            Veterans’ supporters give generously

            The campaign, “Stand Behind Those That Stood in Front of Us,” kicked off in March with the group aiming to raise the money by March 2012. Through the generosity of local people and organizations, the group has raised more than $33,000 with seven months to go in the year-long campaign. (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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              City gets grant for center

              Oxford will receive the only FEMA grant funding this year for $750,000 to build an emergency management center on Molly Barr Road. (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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                More cops hired for Square

                After seeing footage of a fight on the Square last Monday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a request from Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin to hire four new police officers to focus on the Downtown Business District.

                * Photo courtesy of WREG (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  UM feels growing pains

                  A large incoming freshman class keep University of Mississippi and police officials hopping during the first week of classes. (August 26, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Missing man found

                    The Panola County Sheriff’s Department announced that Ricky Russell of Murphy Ridge Road has been found. Russell, who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, was found early Friday morning and is “OK.” (August 26, 2011, Page 2A)

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