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Voting day nears

This November, local voters will be casting votes in three judicial races, local school board elections and for the 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. In June, the runoff election was closely scrutinized by former Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel. (September 28, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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    Local leaders serve as mentors to youth

    Straight Talk of Oxford mentoring groups welcomes young minds to learn from others mistakes and triumphs to create their own successful path. Oxford Police Department detective Hardie Meeks is co-founder of the group. (September 28, 2014, Page 1)

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      Voting day nears

      The mid-term elections will be here in little over a month, but you still have time to register to vote if you haven’t. This week’s Sunday Focus feature takes a look at the local elections and come recent complaints made about the process. (September 28, 2014, Page http://oxfordeagle.ms.newsmemory.com/?selDate=20140928&goTo=a1)

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        Where did ‘Hotty Toddy, Gosh All Mighty!’ come from?

        The “Hotty, Toddy” cheer has been around for generations, and the origins of this instantly recognizable chant are explored in this week’s edition of “Only In Oxford.” (September 28, 2014, Page 1A)

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          ‘College Game Day’ headed to Oxford

          ESPN’s “College Game Day” will be in the Grove next Saturday. “For the first time in the pre-game’s show’s history, it will visit Oxford, and make camp inside a sea of tents in the heart of  one of college football’s most iconic tailgating spots when No. 10 Ole Miss hosts No. 3 Alabama,” according to a story that was posted this evening on the ESPN website. (September 28, 2014)

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            National Day of Action coming up

            The National Day of Action is Sept. 30 and local emergency management leaders are advising the community to be prepared for potential disasters throughout the year. (September 26, 2014, Page 1)

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              UM hit with legal action

              The Sons of Confederate Veterans Mississippi have filed a lawsuit in the Lafayette County Chancery Court against the University of Mississippi for announcing plans to change the name of Confederate Drive.

               (September 26, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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                Boil Notice lifted

                The city of Oxford has lifted the precautionary boil water advisory issued for limited areas of west Oxford as of 3 this afternoon.

                The advisory was issued on Tuesday afternoon following multiple repairs to a 12-inch main water line that serves residential areas west of the Jackson Avenue/Highway 6 intersection.

                Results of water quality testing by the Mississippi Department of Health have confirmed that the water quality meets drinking water standards.  There is no further need to boil water prior to use and there is no further action necessary before consuming the water. (September 25, 2014)

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                  United Way fund drive begins

                  The United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County kicked off its annual fundraising drive Wednesday with guest speaker Lydia Jones at the Oxford Conference Center. (September 25, 2014, Page 1)

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                    State tests face murky future

                    Local school official concerned with uncertainty over state educational tests. (September 25, 2014, Page 1A)

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