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Rushing the Christmas holiday is nothing new. Back in 1940, The Oxford EAGLE published an editorial welcoming the trend of extending the Christmas shopping season into November. This is also the week back in 1958 when the city announced it would start adding floats to the community’s annual Christmas parade. (November 19, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Supervisors hash out building codes

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing Monday about the future use of building codes in the county.

     (November 18, 2014, Page 1)

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      Parents voice concern

      Parents of children at the Scott Center voiced their apprehensiveness about the potential sale of Oxford School District property at last night’s board meeting. The board approved an attorney to represent them in the rezoning issues for the land. (November 18, 2014, Page 1)

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        Operation Christmas Child returns

        Operation Christmas Child will begin accepting donations today at the Wesley Foundation on Jackson Avenue. All donations must be turned in by Nov. 24th. (November 17, 2014, Page 1)

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          Murphy USA in Oxford?

          The Oxford Board of Aldermen is being asked to approve a final plat for Murphy Oil gas station to be located in front of Walmart. (November 17, 2014, Page 1)

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            City saves some cash

            Careful planning has helped the city keep on top of its finances and save taxpayers money. (November 14, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)

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              OHS newspaper honored with national award

              The Oxford High School Charger newspaper was selected as a National Scholastic Press Association 2014 Pacemaker Award winner. The group was among 300 newspapers to compete. (November 14, 2014, Page 1A)

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                Dangerous intersection improved

                The Mississippi Department of Transportation is working to improved the intersection of Highway 30 and County Roads 215 and 217 with two new turn lanes. The project is expected to be complete by the end of November. (November 13, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Buses gain riders

                  The Oxford University Transit bus system had another record month in October and the University of Mississippi will soon be putting electronic ETA signs on its Gold park-and-ride route. (November 13, 2014, Page 1)

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                    OPC reviews its travel team policy

                    The Oxford Park Commission is taking a look at its travel team policy to make it easier for a team to pay the fee to play in an OPC/FNC sanctioned tournament. (November 13, 2014, Page 1)

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