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New central fire station project advances

The City of Oxford is moving forward with a central fire station to be located on Molly Barr Road – somewhere. (July 22, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Schools improve in many areas

    The results of state testing were announced today by the Mississippi Department of Education. The local schools fared well against preliminary scores. For the full results, see page 16A in the Eagle. (July 22, 2011, Page 1A, 5A, 16A)

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      Tourism Council adds categories

      The community grant program now has film and conferences to compete for $60,000 a year. The expansion of the program will help create incentives for conferences and films to come to the area. (July 21, 2011, Page 1)

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        City cemetery costs to climb

        The city of Oxford has put a moratorium on grave purchases at the Oxford City Cemetery for the next 45 days while they work to increase prices for lots. A public hearing will be held on Aug. 2 at the Board of Aldermen meeting to discuss. (July 21, 2011, Page 1)

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          Hospital sale appears near

          With the purchase agreement close to an end, city and county attorneys updated local leaders on the status of what appears to be a successful conclusion of a negotiation process that began two years ago. (July 20, 2011, Page 1A)

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            Doors open for the homeless

            Doors for Hope Transition Ministries is helping homeless families to rebuild their lives. (July 20, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Library’s popularity increases, funding remains level

              The Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library requested even funding from the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday. Although asking for the same amount of $275,000 from last year, the library continues to see an increase in use. (July 20, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Abbeville native gets chance on TV series

                Abbeville native Kimberly Ward will compete on the “Design Wars” reality television show that will be aired on HGTV this fall. (July 19, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Impact of Park Drive debated

                  A public meeting will be held Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. at City Hall to discuss a potential project on Park Drive that would add sidewalks, bike lanes and other amenities to the street, or not – depending on public feedback. (July 19, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Homeless man defies stereotype

                    The family of the late Melvon Taylor are grateful for the kindness and generosity showed to their loved one during his 20-plus years living as a homeless man. (July 18, 2011, Page 1)

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