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Veteran spends precious time helping others

When Jim Stephens retired from the U.S. National Guard in 1998 after a 28-year career in which he earned the rank of sergeant major, he realized he has a lot of time on his hands. Stephens decided he would spend his spare time helping others and making his community a better place to live. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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    Vet wins top cop award

    Charles Smith, a retired U.S. Army veteran and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department deputy, was named Police Officer of the Year on Thursday by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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      Youths recognized for work, character

      Oxford High School student Randon Hill and Lafayette Middle School student Robert Burns were honored Thursday by local law enforcement officers for working through difficult periods in their life and rising through adversity. (January 23, 2015, Page 1)

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        Visit Oxford submits ‘clean’ audit

        Despite being a bit over budget in 2014, the Oxford Tourism Council received a thumbs up for its annual audit.

         (January 22, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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          Report shows local crime trends

          The Oxford Police Department presented its year-end review to the Board  of Aldermen on Tuesday night. The review showed an increase in alcohol-related arrests but a decrease in burglaries. (January 22, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

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            This week in Oxford history

            The community observed its first official Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday this week back in 1987. It was also a big week for economic development in 1960 and the start of a major building program at Ole Miss in 1958. (January 21, 2015, Page 1A)

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              Team hired to plan city’s future

              To help assist the city in creating a new comprehensive plan, the Oxford Board of Aldermen have hired a planning company to create the new document that will help guide the city through 2037.

                (January 21, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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                Naming of new bridge discussed

                Local residents Jim Petermann and Mark Stone asked the Lafayette Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to consider naming the new Tallahatchie River Bridge in honor of those who have served in our nation’s two most recent armed conflicts — Iraq and Afghanistan. (January 21, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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                  After decades in education, OUS headmaster to retire

                  Oxford University School Headmaster Tommy Naron recently announced he would be retiring at the end of the school year after four years at OUS.

                   (January 20, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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                    Breathe the dream

                    About 50 people attended the annual candlelight march around the Square on Monday evening before attending a service at the Burns Belfry Museum where Rev. James Hull gave a message encouraging everyone to be a hero.

                     (January 20, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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