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Going for Google’s goods

If Google wants to bring the Internet to everyone in a community, the city of Oxford would like to roll out the welcome mat for them. The Oxford Board of Aldermen agreed Tuesday to have Stewart Rutledge lead the community’s effort to convince Google to select Oxford as one of the company’s test sites for a new ultra-high speed broadband network.
For more information, visit Fiber for Oxford.

 (March 17, 2010, Page 1A)

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    City aims to solve flooding woes

    The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved up to $50,000 to purchase materials to help solve flooding issues on Chandler Avenue after a storm brought two inches of rain to Oxford last Wednesday and caused damage to the area.

     (March 17, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Public’s help wanted to improve Pathways

      Taking advantage of upcoming events, the Oxford Pathways Commission hopes to get feedback from the community about the upcoming phase three of the Pathways project.
      The commission will present the ideas to the community during Green Week on April 20, which is being celebrated as Transportation Day, and on City Day on April 23.
      Then a public hearing will be held to discuss phase three plans on the kickoff of Bike Week on May 17 at 5 p.m. in Oxford City Hall.

       (March 16, 2010, Page 2A)

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        Integration leader dies at 79

        The woman who took the issue of Oxford schools’ integration to federal court died Saturday at her home in Oxford. Called “the Fannie Lou Hamer of Lafayette County,” Mildred Quarles was an outspoken leader during the local struggle for the integration of public schools — brought to a head when she placed her own son’s name on the federal lawsuit filed against Oxford city schools in 1969. (March 16, 2010, Page 2A)

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          Help find a cure for MS

          The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is set to hold a three-mile walk in Oxford on March 27. For details on the event, see today’s story or visit the community calendar(March 15, 2010, Page 1)

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            Counting heads begins next week

            The U.S. Census Bureau mailed out a heads-up this week informing all households to be prepared to have their heads ready to be counted for the 2010 Census population count. (March 12, 2010, Page 1A)

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              Autry indicted for murder

              The grand jury handed down its February indictments that included Bilethon Autry, who was indicted for murder after allegedly shooting and killing his brother in September during a three-hour stand-off in Grand Oaks with local police. See his and other indictments in today’s EAGLE. (March 12, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Property owners put up $9K reward

                The owners of The Gin, that burned down Saturday night, are offering $9,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved with the fire. (March 12, 2010, Page 2A)

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                  Veterans Memorial Park pavilion takes shape

                  Plans to build a Veterans Memorial Park are finally starting to take hold, thanks to the hard work and dedication of local veteran organization members. It’s located on Veteran’s Drive, between South Lamar Boulevard and Highway 7. (March 11, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Rains cause flash floods

                    The city is looking to alleviate flooding problems after severe rains on Wednesday night brought water into city homes and apartments. Laurel Grove Apartments and homes on Chandler Avenue both saw debris buildup and flooding in their yards and homes. (March 11, 2010, Page 1A)

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