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New road construction ahead

Several road projects that have been in the works can now move forward with construction bids after the Board of Aldermen approved the request from city engineers on Tuesday. Along with the projects, several roads in town will begin construction shortly.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has authorized the expenditure of $1.2 million in federal stimulus dollars to fund milling and overlay work in the city of Oxford.
The bid was approved for Lehman-Roberts Company to mill and overlay multiple Oxford streets, including: Jackson Avenue, from west of Oxford Mall to east of Rebel Drive; Old Taylor Road, from University Place to South Lamar; Old Taylor Road, from Kitchen Aid to Bickerstaff and Belk Drive, from Medical Park to Burney Branch.

 (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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    Race weekend coming up

    Oxford Endurance Weekend, scheduled for Aug. 13-15, will feature the Faulkner 5K, the Tri-Oxford triathlon, a 20K Race of Truth time-trial bike race, a criterium around the Square and a road race in Taylor. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)

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      County schools prepare for cuts

      The Lafayette County School District voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a Staff Reduction in Force policy that outlines how the district should handle any wide-spread layoffs of licensed employees in the district. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)

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        Work can begin on Cedar Oaks

        The city of Oxford can move forward in making necessary repairs and coming up with marketing plans for the Cedar Oaks Heritage House, after it officially became city property Tuesday afternoon. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)

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          Four held in murder

          Three men – Willie Anthony Canon, 24; Justin Eugene Montez, 25; and Adam Corey Ferguson, 20 – and one woman – Kasie Lynn Jones, 20 – have been arrested in connection with the Thursday beating death of Derald “Pete” Connell. The men were charged with capital murder and Jones was charted with accessory after the fact of capital murder. (April 6, 2010, Page 1)

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            County, builder dispute ongoing

            The Lafayette County Supervisors were brought up to date at Monday’s meeting in regard to an ongoing dispute between the county and developer James E. Davis in regard to a T-shaped road inside the University Heights subdivision. (April 6, 2010, Page 1)

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              Man beaten to death

              The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of a 69-year-old man who was allegedly beaten to death in the county at about 9 p.m. Thursday.
              Derald “Pete” Connell, 69, died from injuries he received from an assault that took place off Highway 6 East, in the area of the county near the Brittany Woods subdivision, Investigator Scott Mills said. (April 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Taking calls that save lives

                Located inside the same building as the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and Detention Center, E911 handles and dispatches all fire calls for both the city and county, police emergencies for the Sheriff’s Department and all medical emergency calls, dispatching ambulances from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, for both the city and county. (April 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Murder in Lafayette County

                  The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of a 69-year-old man who was allegedly beaten to death in the county at about 9 p.m. last night.

                  Investigators are not releasing how the victim, Derald “Pete” Connell, was killed; only that he was the victim of an assault.

                  Investigator Scott Mills said the assault took place off Highway 6 East near Oxford.

                  “We have no motives at this time,” Mills said. “Although, we do have some suspects.” (April 2, 2010)

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                    Concert set to fund Burns-Belfry restoration

                    In order to raise funds for the oldest African-American structure in Oxford, the Burns-Belfry Heritage Cultural Center, the community is invited to the Worship Experience on April 23.
                    The concert, to be held at the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center, will have the Mississippi Mass Choir headlining along with F@VoR3D, University of MS Gospel Choir, and a local choir consisting of singers from several area churches and being organized by Tom Barrett of First Baptist Church.

                     (April 2, 2010, Page 2A)

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