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Sunday alcohol sales resurface

The Board of Aldermen will consider two Sunday alcohol sales issues on Tuesday after a year of discussions, denied requests from the Oxford Restaurant Association and an Alcohol Task Force that found more than half of Oxford residents in favor of sales. (December 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Burned bowling alley structure demolished

    While The Lanes bowling alley has been released to an insurance company by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the investigation into what caused the massive blaze that destroyed Oxford’s bowling alley continues.

    The shell of what remained of the fire that destroyed the 50-year-old building was demolished last week. (December 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Christmas parades set to roll

      Water Valley and Taylor will host their annual Christmas Parade this Saturday afternoon with Oxford to follow on Monday at 7 p.m. (December 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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        New Jewish groups form at Ole Miss

        Faculty member Wendy Goldberg began holding Sabbath services in August where about 50 people have been attending. From the faculty and staff group, students formed an official student organization, University of Mississippi Jewish Community, which is holding its first event this weekend.

        The UMJC’s inaugural Hanukkah Latke Study Break Party will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Student Union Ballroom. The cost is $5 for nonstudents, while students can attend the party for free. There will be latkes, drinks, games and face painting. (December 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Historic windows have brighter future

          The stained glass windows in Ventress Hall will receive a renovation of the lead holding them together over the next few months thansk to Pearl River Glass Studio and a grant by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. (December 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Break-ins expected to climb in country

            Lafayette County Sheriff’s investigators were kept hopping last year as home burglaries increased rapidly throughout the holiday season.

            Investigator Scott Mills said while less burglaries have occurred in the county compared to this time last year, he expects things to pick up quickly. Many of the recent burglaries show some signs of semblance, however Mills said he and the other investigators aren’t sure they are all related. (December 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Holiday season is burglary season

              During the holidays theft climbs about 40 percent in the city of Oxford so police chief Mike Martin shares tips with you on how to keep your possessions safe. (December 2, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Seamstress reaches century mark

                Eva H. Johnson will proudly tell you she’s lived in her home on South Lamar Boulevard for 50 years.

                Even more proudly, she will tell you at the age of 100, she still lives in that house alone.

                Johnson was born on Dec. 1, 1910, two miles west of Banner. She has lived alone since her husband, Willie A. Johnson, died in 1981 at the age of 90. (December 1, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Oxford Ballet presents ‘The Nutcracker’

                  On Dec. 11 and 12 at 3 p.m. at the Getrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oxford Ballet presents “The Nutcracker,” starring several local actors as well as special guests. (December 1, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Worst of storm misses Lafayette County

                    A strong storm cell that wreaked havoc in some parts of Mississippi took it easier on Lafayette County, according to emergency management officials.

                    No local reports have been made of damage due to the high winds associated with Monday night’s storm, said Oxford Emergency Coordinator Jimmy Allgood.

                    In Lafayette County, Emergency Coordinator David Shaw said his office received a few reports of some trees being blown down. (November 30, 2010, Page 1)

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