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Dumpsters to be removed from Square

Square businesses were notified this week that all garbage Dumpsters will be removed from South 10th and 11th Streets in an effort to make the Square more attractive, while freeing up parking spaces often occupied by delivery trucks.
All businesses, using city Dumpsters, will be required to haul off their garbage to the city’s one compactor site in the parking lot at the corner of South 11th Street and Harrison Avenue, which is behind City Grocery and Old Venice Pizza restaurants on the south side of the Square. (August 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Taylor artists turn former shopping center into art workshop

    Local sculptor Bill Beckwith is taking the green trend to another level: He’s recycled part of an old shopping center to a new artists’ workshop.
    The workshop is located in Taylor off County Road 323, just a mile or so from Taylor Grocery. (August 13, 2010, Page 1B)

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      Any ideas on Sunday sales?

      Oxford will finally have its say in the on-going debate regarding Sunday alcohol sales. The newly formed Oxford Alcohol Committee wants more feedback from the public and is giving the public two weeks to respond to an online survey. Citizens interested in responding can make their feelings known about Sunday alcohol sales by going to the city website and submitting responses. (August 13, 2010, Page 1)

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        9-year-old honored for quick response during fire

        Laurie Branch, 9, was presented an award Wednesday by the Oxford Fire Department for alerting adults to a fire in a house on Peyton Circle. (August 12, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Transit system ready for students

          Students aren’t back yet but the buses have kicked off their fall schedule. As of Monday, the complete routes have restarted including the reopening of the orange route which had been closed over the summer due to low ridership. July ridership was up with 12,725 riders compared to June’s 11,048. But with students returning to Oxford next week, Oxford University Transit Manager Ron Biggs expects the ridership to once again swell despite better than expected summer ridership. For more information, visit http://www.oxfordms.net/out/schedule.htm.

           (August 12, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Endurance athletes compete this weekend

            Oxford’s first Endurance Weekend begins tomorrow through Sunday and city organizers are looking forward to good weather with a mix of running and bike races as well as a triathlon, the weekend has a little something for every athlete. For registration or more information, visit http://oxfordenduranceweekend.racesonline.com(August 12, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Pledges sought for Angel Ranch benefit

              With her trip to Africa just a month away, Janice Carr is hoping to gain more pledges in her attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on behalf of Angel Ranch. Pledges can be made online at www.angelranch.org or by calling 234-3320. (August 11, 2010, Page 1)

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                Request to donate homes to charity denied

                The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission denied Tuesday two requests by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church to remove two old homes on South 5th Street and donate them to charity. The church wants to relocate the structures to create a green space.
                Jay Hughes, who represented the church at the meeting, explained that the church intends appeal to the Board of Aldermen.

                 (August 11, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Victim fights back: Man charged with brazen day-time burglary

                  A Wellsgate woman tells her story of finding a burglar in her garage and her brave attempt at thwarting his plan.

                  The alleged burglar, Michael Lynn Adams, 40, of Oxford, was later found by Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputies and taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he is being held with no bond. (August 10, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Disability groups want to hear from you

                    Members of three disability rights groups are hoping to gain Oxford’s input  Thursday as to the needs and concerns of people with all types of disabilities.
                    A community “listening event” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the Oxford Convention Center. The Disability Partners’ Community Forums is being co-hosted by the Disability Rights Mississippi; the University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies; and the Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities. All three agencies are funded by the federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities. (August 10, 2010, Page 1)

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