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City may buy Bell assets

After nine months of negotiations and appraisals, the city of Oxford is ready to offer Bell Utilities $2.3 million to purchase its systems and assets. The city would not be buying Bell Utilities as an entire entity, only its water/sewer systems and customer base. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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    Plan: No Parking on Square

    Architect Edye Conkerton was asked by city officials to look at ways to beautify Oxford’s central business district. The plan calls for making the Square more pedestrian friendly by getting rid of 170 parking spaces. The project would only move forward if and when a new parking garage is constructed near the Square. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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      City eyes ban on fake pot

      On Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors  banned the sale or possession of synthetic marijuana for the entire county, which included inside the city limits.
      Just to make sure the message is clear, the Oxford Board of Aldermen are also considering an ordinance banning the fake marijuana that’s known by several brand names, including K2, Spice, Demon, Voodoo, Genie and Zohai. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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        L.Q.C Lamar statue firmly in place

        A new statue of L.Q.C. Lamar has finally been erected at the front of his former home in oxford, which was recently restored and includes a museum about his life. Standing in his famed orator pose, the life-size statue was created by Taylor artist Bill Beckwith. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

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          Getting tough on bullies

          At a meeting with parents Monday at Lafayette Middle School, Jim Keith, attorney with the Council of School Board Attorneys, shared about bullying laws. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

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            Closed plant gets tax break

            The Whirlpool Corporation got a $6 million assessment break Monday morning when the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to cut the tax assessment of the building and land down from $13 million to $7,750,000. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

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              Road work in city continues

              Summer has been a busy time for road projects, but the work won’t stop thi fall as crews continue with their efforts to complete ongoing transportation improvements. In other words, motorists can expect to encounter more detours and a few delays as this necessary, but inconvenient, infrastructure work continues – especially along Anderson road. (August 3, 2010, Page 1)

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                County snuffs out fake pot

                The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this morning to follow what about a dozen other Mississippi cities and counties have done recently and made possessing, selling or distributing all forms of synthetic marijuana that’s known by several brand names — K2, Spice, Demon, Voodoo, Genie and Zohai. (August 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Scouts celebrate 100th birthday

                  Hundreds gathered in the Grove during the 2010 Boy Scout Jamboree to celebrate 100 years of scouting. Despite the 100 degree weather, about 300 people attended the local event. Closing ceremonies were telecast live from the national ceremony into the Grove giving scouts an opportunity to “feel like they’re a part of the national event.” (August 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Can Square be improved?

                    Oxford city leaders will unveil a Square Enhancement Project on Tuesday. Oxford leaders will consider whether the Square can be improved by making the historic downtown area more pedestrian friendly.

                    Details of the project will be unveiled at Tuesday’s 6 p.m. Board of Aldermen meeting. Mayor Pat Patterson said at least part of this new initiative involves improving parking and pedestrian access. (August 2, 2010, Page 1)

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