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Sunday alcohol sales concludes first year

With the second Mother’s Day to have Sunday alcohol sales, we look back at how the first year went. (May 11, 2012, Page 1A)

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    Faulkner still has many fans enjoying work

    COMPLETE STORY — The late Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner is still popular today — even 50 years after his death. A day-long celebration of Faulkner’s life will be held in Oxford on July 6 this year to mark the anniversary of the literary great’s death.

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      OCVB observes National Tourism Week

      While National Tourism Week is a good way to promote tourism around the country, the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau spends each work day throughout the year promoting Oxford in various ways. As part of its recognition, the OCVB will be hosting visitors to Oxford from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the Skipwith Cottage next to City Hall. Refreshments, including cookies and cake, will be handed out. A special Double Decker historical tour is planned for 3 p.m. See today’s EAGLE for more information. (May 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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        Paid parking meeting planned

        As the city moves forward with implementing a paid parking system, city officials want the public to understand it’s not about making money but to manage parking. At 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, the Board of Aldermen will be holding a public hearing to allow Standard Parking to present its recommendations, show off the equipment proposed to be used for the paid parking system and answer questions from the public. (May 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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          Bigamist, Taylor arson cases top April court term

          The April court term for the Lafayette County Circuit Court wrapped up at the end of April. Read today’s EAGLE for highlights on some of the more notable cases and a listing of all felony cases disposed of during the term, including DUI appeals. (May 9, 2012, Page 1, 8)

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            City-run farmers’ market doesn’t sprout

            After several heated meetings and discussions on the creation of a city-run market, the necessary legislation needed to form the market died in committee in Jackson. For the city to run the market, it needed approval from the Mississippi Legislature in the form of “local and private legislation.” That bill, sponsored by Oxford Rep. Brad Mayo, died on the last day of the legislative session. (May 9, 2012, Page 1)

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              County may review RSVP transit system

              Some changes may expand the county disabled and retiree transit system for the county. (May 9, 2012, Page 1, 8)

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                Committee formed for county building

                To research a multi-purpose building, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has formed a committee that will begin to meet soon. (May 8, 2012, Page 1, 3)

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                  Lafayette School Board approves abstinence-only plan

                  Lafayette School District approved an abstinence-only plan on Monday and the school board must now select which curriculum it will use by June. (May 8, 2012, Page 1)

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                    WV sends off adopted troop

                    About 150 troops from the 289th Engineer Battalion of the U.S. National Guard Armory in Water Valley were given a send-off celebration Sunday by the VFW in Water Valley. (May 7, 2012, Page 1, 10)

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