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VIDEO: Security footage of Square

UPDATE — After filing a freedom of information request on Friday, The Oxford EAGLE was able to obtain footage from Monday, Aug. 22 outside the Lyric as previously discussed in “More Cops Hired for Square.”

Footage obtained shows a large crowd after rushing out of the Lyric onto Van Buren Avenue that then blocked traffic.
(more…) (September 2, 2011)

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    Storm UPDATE

    If traveling in or out of Oxford on Sunday, leaving early is your best chance to avoid the storm, Oxford Emergency Management Coordinator Jimmy Allgood said on Friday afternoon. National Weather Service updated the storm to advance on Oxford Sunday afternoon and then possibly stall until Tuesday with up to 45 mph winds and significant rainfall if the storm moves to the east of Lafayette County. The storm could worsen if it moves to the west of us. Rain and significant winds are expected to begin Sunday morning for the area. (September 2, 2011)

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      Support builds for new shelter

      The community has rallied to get the ball rolling for a new domestic violence shelter in Oxford. Organization heads have offered help and support to the newly formed board of Directors of the proposed, future Patricia Edwards Aschoff Shelter for Family Violence. (September 2, 2011, Page 1A)

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        Old Walmart space to get $3.2M upgrade

        The University of Missisippi will spend up to $3.2 million to renovate the old Walmart space to add a math lab and additional meeting space this fall. (September 2, 2011, Page 1A)

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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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