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MDOT begins work on road projects

After the city and the Mississippi Department of Transportation get water and sewer lines moved out of the way, work should begin on the Old Taylor Road roundabouts and the intersection at West Jackson and Highway 6 project. (July 26, 2013, Page 1A)

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    Sunday beer sales proposed

    While considering revamping city codes to allow cold beer and light wine sales in Oxford for the first time in 40 years appeared to be a progressive move for the Board of Aldermen, Alderman Janice Antonow gave the board more food — or beverage — for thought by suggesting the board also consider allowing off-site beer sales on Sundays. The board will consider their options during a public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 6. (July 24, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

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      City budget review begins

      Oxford leaders determine funding priorities for several city departments this week. (July 23, 2013, Page 1)

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        Local artists, programs receive $58K

        The Mississippi Arts Commission awarded several local artists and art programs grant money for the 2013 grant cycle, including Thacker Mountain, YAC and blues musician Bill “Howl-in-Madd” Perry. (July 22, 2013, Page 1)

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          Cold beer talk on tap Tuesday

          The Oxford Board of Aldermen will discuss whether or not it’s time to change the city’s ordinance and allow stores to sell cold beer at Tuesday’s meeting which begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall. (July 22, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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            Tourism seeks more ad funds

            The Oxford Tourism Council made a motion of support Wednesday during its regular for Visit Oxford in its quest to gain $100,000 in its budget for advertising to promote tourism. Also during the meeting, numbers were presented that showed the 2 percent food and beverage tax and the hotel/motel tax hit record highs in April. (July 18, 2013, Page 1)

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              Bike lanes being repaired on South Lamar

              Torn up asphalt and construction crews on the side of the road will be a frequent sight throughout the next week or so as D. Carroll Construction attempts to repair 10 to 12 areas along the new bike paths. (July 16, 2013, Page 1, 3)

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                Education key to bike safety

                Since the Oxford Police Department began reaching out to cyclists on the road and trying to spread a message of road safety, fewer complaints have been received by police officers, according to Capt. James Owens. (July 16, 2013, Page 3)

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                  NAACP local reps, law enforcement discuss county murders

                  Members of the local chapter of the NAACP met with law enforcement officials Thursday to discuss the rash of murders in the county and how they can help each other to bring the communities together to bring an end to the violence. (July 15, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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                    Fall OUT routes scheduled

                    New later bus times will begin Aug. 19 when most OUT buses remain on routes until at least 9 p.m. (July 12, 2013, Page 3A)

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