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Friday, August 22, 2014

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Oxford hotel moves forward

As construction moves along on the main infrastructure of the former Downtown Inn, developers are tweaking plans on lighting, awnings and balconies. (August 5, 2014, Page 1)

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    Local man named National Principal of the Year

    Abbeville native Darrell Williams was recently named National Principal of the Year and is this week’s featured Educational Excellence nominee. Williams is now located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (August 5, 2014, Page 1)

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      Meter-free zone on Square?

      The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to tabled a request for the city to put parking meters on county property around the courthouse Monday. The property line is debatable as to whether the parking spots are in fact county or city spaces. (August 5, 2014, Page 1)

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        The Cluck Cluck Farm

        It sounds like the name of a 1975 Jack Nicholson film, but it’s not the Cuckoo’s Nest – it’s The Cluck Cluck Farm.

        Drive down County Road 403 in Lafayette County where The Dart landed, and you’ll see the sign David Rhines erected. He raises and sells a variety of chickens and ducks.

        You may encounter a couple of dancing baby goats on the property. Walk a little  farther, and you’ll find 300 or more birds. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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          City of Oxford owed $3.6 million in fines

          The city of Oxford is owed $3.6 million in unpaid fines.

          Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson announced the findings Friday during a Downtown Parking Advisory Commission Board meeting.

          “With the recent audit, we were surprised to learn we had that amount of unpaid fines in the court system,” Patterson said. “We are working with our auditors to try to determine the best way to proceed to collect any amounts possible, and it will be one of our focuses going forward.”

          City leaders said the findings were included in an 882-page report. They include parking violations and criminal fines, such as DUIs, that date back to 2007. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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            Crowds come out for carnival

            The Water Valley Watermelon Carnival was a success this past weekend. Many came to enjoy the good tunes, fireworks and more in the good weather. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)

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              Moak jumps feet first into Eagle Scout service project

              George Moak, a 16-year-old Oxford High School student, hopes to rise to the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scout organization’s most prestigious honor.

              But first, he must complete a service project that has led him to dive feet first into a charity whose mission is to collect shoes for Guatemalan school children. (August 1, 2014, Page 1)

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                Where’s Waldo? Right here

                Off square books hosted the Where’s Waldo finale party Thursday as they wrapped up a month long of searching for 26 Waldo’s placed around businesses on the square. The grand prize winner was Ameila Parker. (August 1, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  Plenty to see, do this weekend around LOU community

                  The art world will be on full display in the LOU community and surrounding area with several events planned for this weekend. (July 31, 2014, Page 1)

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                    It’s citrullus lanatus time again in WV

                    The 45th annual Watermelon Carnival begins tonight and carries on into Saturday afternoon. The small town will be packed full of various activities for everyone to enjoy. (July 31, 2014, Page 1)

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