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Any ideas on Sunday sales?

Oxford will finally have its say in the on-going debate regarding Sunday alcohol sales. The newly formed Oxford Alcohol Committee wants more feedback from the public and is giving the public two weeks to respond to an online survey. Citizens interested in responding can make their feelings known about Sunday alcohol sales by going to the city website and submitting responses. (August 13, 2010, Page 1)

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    9-year-old honored for quick response during fire

    Laurie Branch, 9, was presented an award Wednesday by the Oxford Fire Department for alerting adults to a fire in a house on Peyton Circle. (August 12, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Disability groups want to hear from you

      Members of three disability rights groups are hoping to gain Oxford’s input  Thursday as to the needs and concerns of people with all types of disabilities.
      A community “listening event” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the auditorium of the Oxford Convention Center. The Disability Partners’ Community Forums is being co-hosted by the Disability Rights Mississippi; the University of Southern Mississippi’s Institute for Disability Studies; and the Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities. All three agencies are funded by the federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities. (August 10, 2010, Page 1)

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        1,000 jobs headed to Oxford?

        Employment at Oxford’s Winchester ammunition-making plant may grow by 1,000 jobs over the next thee to five years if the Olin Corp., an East Alton, Ill.-based company, decides to move its Centerfire ammunition manufacturing operation here. A report from East Alton says the company is considering moving the jobs to Oxford. (August 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Using black-and-white film to capture Oxford’s true colors

          When Deborah Freeland first came to Oxford as a graduate student in 1975 from Houston, Texas, she was intrigued with the small town feel of Oxford and wanted to capture the spirit with the eye of a newcomer. Those early black-and-white photos are featured at Southside Gallery this week. (August 6, 2010, Page 1B)

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            Finding solutions for obesity, mental health problems

            The United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County is trying to come up with ways to battle obesity through education and providing needy families with healthy food. Read the third story in the series how the United Way hopes to transition Oxford. (August 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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              City schools change security agreement

              Oxford City Schools will have two less Oxford Police Department officers on school campuses this year after the city and district agreed to a new School Resource Officer agreement. (August 5, 2010, Page 2)

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                City OKs pay hike for workers

                City employees can expect to see a 1.5 percent raise again this year after the Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Wednesday in favor of the across-the-board increase for all employees in the proposed 2010-2011 fiscal year budget. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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                  City adopts deer management plan

                  Oxford formerly adopted the Deer Management Plan city officials have been developing over the past year in response to the growing deer population inside the city limits.

                  For the full plan, visit www.oxfordms.net or request a copy at City Hall. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Charges dropped against Oxford man

                    Charges against a man who allegedly molested a minor under the age of 15 more than 20 years ago have been dismissed.

                    See all of July’s court term results in today’s EAGLE. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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