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OSD addresses issues with buses

The Oxford School District announced that they will be including a bus safety issue report. The community is welcome to call in viewed safety concerns to the district. (September 18, 2014, Page 1)

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    TVA sets price hike

    The Tennessee Valley Authority announced a 1.5 increase for power customers when it approved its FY 2015 budget in August. (September 18, 2014, Page 2)

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      Bomb threat at CVS

      Emergency responders were dispatched to the Oxford CVS on West Jackson Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. after a bomb threat was called into the pharmacy. The store has been evacuated and according to officials, no bombs or any immediate threats have been found.

      *Update:

      Officers  secured the area and evacuated the building as well as the surrounding areas. The University Police Department was contacted to utilize their Explosive Detection K-9 to search the building and nearby vehicles.By 2:35 p.m. the command team determined the area to be safe and cleared the scene. Read the EAGLE Thursday for the complete story. (September 17, 2014)

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        Ready for any threat

        Both the city and the county are updating their hazard mitigation plans which are required to be reevaluated every five years. Hazards include floods, tornadoes and man made threats. (September 17, 2014, Page 1)

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          ‘Fake’ LSD finding its way into Oxford

          The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit presented its fiscal year 2014-2015 $425K budget to the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night at City Hall. The unit concentrates on drug arrests in the LOU community and Special Agent in Charge Keith Davis reported synthetic LSD and heroin are on the rise in Oxford. (September 17, 2014, Page 1,3)

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            City debates new regulations

            Several homeowners and rental property owners spoke for, or against, two proposed ordinances Tuesday night that would limit lot coverage and density in Oxford’s Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District which encompasses most of downtown Oxford. (September 17, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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              Threlkeld makes learning fun

              Educational Excellence Elizabeth Threlkeld makes her students have fun while learning. She is always looking for games to implement with lesson plans. (September 16, 2014, Page 1)

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                County OK’s budget

                The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the 2105 general budget and tax levy for the county. The tax levy did not change from last year and the budget expenditures passed with a four to one vote. (September 16, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Pathways reviews Complete Streets policy

                  The Oxford Pathways Commission is working to make the Complete Streets Policy more complete. The policy is a guide for local development to include bike paths and sidewalks when construction new roads. (September 16, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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                    Privacy hard to find in county jail

                    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors recently approved the county jail to implement video chat for inmates and their attorneys. However, the board was told to hold off on implementation as the federal government might foot the bill for the services. (September 15, 2014, Page 1)

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