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This week in Oxford history

Back in 2004, the new Indoor Practice Facility at Ole Miss was just about finished, while in 1934, the original City Grocery on the Square was adding a meat market. These are some of the highlights that took place in Lafayette County during this week in local history. (October 15, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Oxford High grad receives Croft Scholarship at UM

    Oxford High School graduate Matthew Forgette recently received a Croft Scholarship at the University of Mississippi. He plans on having an emphasis in Chinese with the Chinese Flagship Program. (October 14, 2014, Page 1)

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      Storms blow through the state

      Oxford heard sirens yesterday as a tornado warning was issued for the county. Pleasant weather is expected to follow the cold front that confronted the state. (October 14, 2014, Page 1)

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        Murder-suicide leaves 2 dead

        A Lafayette County man shot and killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself Monday morning.

         (October 14, 2014, Page 1)

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          Ticket tangle

          Columbus holiday causes confusion at City Hall. (October 14, 2014, Page 1)

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            *Breaking News* Oxford Planning Commission meeting postponed

            Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Oxford Planning Commission meeting scheduled for today at City Hall at 5 p.m., has been rescheduled for Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. (October 13, 2014)

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              *Breaking News* Murder,Suicide being investigated

              The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Oxford Police Department are working on a possible murder/suicide this morning.

              According to Investigator Alan Wilburn with the sheriff’s department, Michael Orange was found dead at about 9:20 a.m. in his residence on County Road 105. He died from a single gunshot wound to his head. His death appears to be a suicide, Wilburn said.

              OPD officers responded to St. Andrew’s Circle shortly after where the body of Sharon Pegues Orange was discovered, also dead from a gunshot wound.

              Check the EAGLE website for updated information. (October 13, 2014)

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                New signs to honor Carwile

                Two new memorial signs will be placed in honor of Donald Carwile, former Oxford Police Department officer and U.S. Army officer. Carwile passed away in 2008. (October 13, 2014, Page 1)

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                  Former Abbeville School students reunite

                  Classmates return to recently renovated facility for the first reunion of the old Abbeville School. (October 13, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Sunday Focus – Paid parking becomes norm

                    It’s been about five weeks since paid parking returned to the Square area. Downtown merchants and city leaders say the parking meters seem to be working, and residents and visitors seem to be adapting. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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