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Grove Hill project approved

Construction is set to begin in late June on a new mixed-use development, Grove Hill, that will include 208 units, providing 737 bed spaces on 65 acres located off Molly Barr Road after developers received the nod Monday from the Oxford Planning Commission. (May 15, 2012, Page 1)

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    Keep your eyes on the road

    UM student learns the dangers of distraction. Read about Michelle Davidson’s recent life-altering event when she looked down at her GPS for a brief moment. (May 14, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

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      UM hosts 159th graduation

      Graduation was held Saturday at the University of Mississippi with Sen. Roger Wicker speaking to the 2,400 spring graduates and 850 August graduates. (May 14, 2012, Page 1, 10A)

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        Van Buren work begins Wednesday

        Van Buren and South 11th Street will be closed to traffic for most of the summer as the city updates the sewer, water and electrical systems on that side of the Square. Updates will be available at the city’s web site, www.oxfordms.net or on the city of Oxford’s Facebook page. The EAGLE will also run updates periodically. A meeting was held Thursday with several business owners on Van Buren to update them on the construction project that will begin Wednesday and be completed in August. (May 11, 2012, Page 1A, 14A)

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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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