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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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        Two toss hat into alderman Ward 6 election

        One week into the qualification period, two Oxford Ward 6 residents have tossed their hates into the election ring with hopes of becoming the newest member of the Oxford Board of Aldermen. Running are Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison. The deadline to qualify is Jan.25. (January 16, 2012, Page 1)

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          OHS grad takes over NY Philharmonic

          Matthew VanBesien, an Oxford High School graduate, will take over as the executive director of the New York Philharmonic in March. (January 16, 2012, Page 1)

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            King’s dream lives on

            The Martin Luther King Jr parade on Monday will start at Second Baptist Church at 6 p.m. with a talk at 7 p.m. to follow. (January 13, 2012, Page 1A)

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              Some pardons on hold

              At the request of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, a Hinds County Circuit Court judge has granted an injunction to stop the release of former Gov. Haley Barbour’s pardoned criminals.

              A preliminary injunction hearing has been set for 3 p.m. on Jan. 23 before Judge Tomie Green in Hinds County.

              Hood requested the injunction Wednesday afternoon claiming that Barbour might have violated the state Constitution by pardoning some inmates who failed to give sufficient public notice that they were seeking clemency. (January 12, 2012, Page 1)

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                UM fans respond to MSU billboard

                Rebels may be surprised to find a reminder of their Egg Bowl loss while driving down Jackson Aenue after their rival team placed a billboard in Oxford. (January 12, 2012, Page 1)

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                  Building improves in 2011

                  While the building of single-family homes dropped slightly from 2010, the construction of condominiums and apartment complexes increased in 2011, according to the year-end building permit report released by the city of Oxford recently. (January 11, 2012, Page 1)

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                    Da Hitmaker hits it off with Commodores, fans

                    Krazy J Da Hitmaker’s song “We Did It” about the Lafayette High School Commodores win has been getting a lot of hits on YouTube. To see it, visit (January 11, 2012, Page 1)

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