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Park dedicated to veterans

The Veterans Memorial Park was dedicated to all veterans and residents of Lafayette County this weekend. After almost 3 years and $110,000, the new park will be a place for veterans and those who wish to honoro them, to come and enjoy peace and maybe a picnic. (July 2, 2012, Page 1)

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    Take steps to stay cool

    Oxonians need to do their best to keep their cool this weekend as Lafayette County will be under a heat advisory from noon today to 7 p.m. Sunday. (June 29, 2012, Page 1A)

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      Little relief from blistering heat

      Temperatures are expected to hit 103 this weekend and could feel more like 105 to 114 with the heat index as humidity levels begin to climb today. Fire officials are asking everyone to be safe and use precautions setting off fireworks in the county or burning until when and if a burn ban is placed into effect for Lafayette County. (June 28, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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        UM, MSU aid Excel by 5 effort

        A new Family Resource Center is getting ready to open after the University of Mississippi donated space and MSU provided funds to help with pay for staff and to fill the office with resources. (June 28, 2012, Page 1)

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          Oxford to mark 175th birthday

          Oxford will be celebrating its 175th birthday starting Saturday during the first Happy Birthday Oxford! Summer Fest sponsored by the Oxford Downtown Council. Along with a sidewalk sale from Square stores, family-orientated events will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Courthouse lawn. (June 27, 2012, Page 1)

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            Putting the breaks on speeders

            City engineers recently re-striped North 14th Street with double yellow lines in an effort to slow down traffic. (June 27, 2012, Page 1)

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              Johnson named new head of Regents

              Regents School of Oxford has a new headmaster with roots in Oxford. (June 27, 2012, Page 1)

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                Van Buren work ahead of schedule

                Thanks to dry weather and hard-working crews, the sewer and water work on Van Buren Avenue is four to six weeks ahead of schedule, according to city officials. However, the work is not over yet. Van Buren will remain closed for the rest of the week and portions of East Jackson Avenue will have limited parking and short-tern lane closures. (June 26, 2012, Page 1, 3)

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                  Bike lanes ‘chugging along’

                  Construction of bike lanes on South Lamar took ran into some delays but is now back on track, according to city officials. Several of the roads getting part of the 11 miles of bike lanes are now under construction. Read about the progress of the Pathways Phase 2 bike lane project in today’s EAGLE. (June 26, 2012, Page 1, 3)

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                    OSD adopts sex ed policy

                    The Oxford School Board turned around on an earlier vote to make the middle school have an abstinence plus education program along with the high school. Both policies also now have language requiring the curriculum to be chosen from a list approved by both the state and federal health departments. Over 300 parents signed a petition and over 45 attended Monday’s board meeting to show their support for plus education. (June 26, 2012, Page 1, 12)

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