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Rowan Oak extends hours

Rowan Oak will now be open on Mondays this summer as well as additional evening hours for the summer. The change was due to demand from visitors. The museum is also now a member of the Blue Star program which allows active duty military and their families free access to the museum until Sept. 1. (June 1, 2010, Page 3A)

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    2nd-grader speaks 4 languages

    Alexandra Timofte just completed second grade at Oxford Elementary School, learning English as her fourth language while visiting America with her parents. Vlad and Aida are visiting mathematics professors at the University of Mississippi. In her short time here, Alexandra has gone on to become an excellent chess player and will now compete at the Susan Polgar Girl’s Invitational on July 25-30. (June 1, 2010, Page 6a)

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      Those who gave all

      While current and past veterans were recognized Monday,  the annual Memorial Day  ceremony at the National Guard Armory was a time to remember the veterans who didn’t make it back home. (June 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Electric dept. seeks $20M budget

        The Oxford Electric Department is asking the Oxford Board of Aldermen to approve a $20 million budget for fiscal year 2011 which begins July 1. All other city departments begin the new fiscal year on Oct. 1. (June 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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          OPD gets grant for communications equipment

          Curious minds might want to know what Oxford police officers are up to, but thanks to a grant, new radios will soon prevent most police chatter from being heard on scanners. (June 1, 2010, Page 2A)

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            Lafayette County’s unemployment rate dips again

            In the first four months of 2010, Lafayette County’s unemployment rate has dropped from 10.3 percent in January to 8.2 percent in April, according to a new jobs report. (May 28, 2010, Page 5A)

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              Officers patrol Square with four-legged partners

              While the Square is no stranger to dogs and their owners during the day, another breed of four-legged friends have been sharing the sidewalks and streets with the usual nighttime crowds.
              Oxford Police Department’s Mounted Patrol has been out and about the Square since being approved by the Oxford Board of Aldermen earlier this year. (May 28, 2010, Page 1B)

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                Marking Memorial Day

                Local veterans are asking area residents to help them remember those who have made the greatest sacrifice while serving their country.
                The annual Memorial Day Recognition Ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the National Guard Armory, located off the Sisk Avenue exit of Highway 7 N. (May 28, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  City: Rework interchange

                  After working for more than 12 years on a plan to construct a massive interchange to improve the dangerous West Jackson Avenue-Highway 6 intersection, city and state officials said Wednesday it’s time to start over.

                  At a special meeting held in Batesville, members of the Oxford Board of Aldermen and representatives of the Mississippi Department of Transportation agreed to consider scaling down the project. (May 27, 2010, Page 1, 5)

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                    Talks continue on hospital’s future

                    A recent meeting between city, county and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials was hailed as a positive meeting of the minds, albeit just one of many needed before the hospital’s future can be determined. (May 27, 2010, Page 1)

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