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Historic Preservation Commission approves demolition of home

In a 4-2 vote, the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission approved the demolition of a home owned by Murray Avent on North 14th Street. The commission also approved the plans for the new home that will be built in its place. (July 11, 2012, Page 2)

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    City could repair a home, then bill owner

    The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission is hoping to make several changes to the city’s demolition ordinances, including one that would allow the city to make Band-Aid-like repairs to a private home and then charge the owner of the property for the cost of repairs. (July 11, 2012, Page 1)

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      Baptist files for Certificate of Need

      Baptist Memorial Hospital officials have filed a Certificate of Need with the Mississippi Department of Health in hopes of building a new regional facility in Oxford. (July 10, 2012, Page 3)

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        WWII vet goes back in time

        World War II veteran Russell Stokes was treated by a former student to a trip to Evansville, Ind. to see a Land Ship Tank Navy ship like the one he served on during the way. (July 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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          New 10-unit project gets OK

          A new 10-unit rental home development was approved by the Oxford Planning Commission Monday that will be located where East Jackson Avenue ends at Chestnut Street. (July 10, 2012, Page 2)

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            Highway 6 dedicated to wounded heroes

            A dedication ceremony to rename Highway 6 in Lafayette County to the Military Order of the Purple Heart was held Saturday in the Walmart Parking lot.Local and state officials attended the program including Ret. Brig. Gen. Ed Miller and Sen. Gray Tollison. (July 9, 2012, Page 1, 5)

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              Drug dealer gets 30 years

              Tavarcus D. Miller was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday for selling cocaine and for being an habitual offender, with three or more felonies. (July 9, 2012, Page 2)

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                MDOT has more funding security

                While the recent passage of the federal transportation reauthorization bill, known as the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, won’t affect road projects in Oxford and Lafayette County, local transportation officials say the measure is vital to Mississippi. (July 9, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Oxford celebrates life of Faulkner

                  Hundreds of local residents and out-of-town visitors attended the full-day of events associated with the special day of remembrance for William Faulkner on Friday, the 50th anniversary of the Nobel Prize-winning writer’s death. (July 9, 2012, Page 1)

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                    Taking a fresh look at Faulkner

                    The 39th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference begins Saturday. This year’s conference features more speakers and panels than ever before primarily because this year marks the 50th anniversary of Faulkner’s death. As always, the conference features several events for local fans of the Nobel Prize-winning writer. (July 6, 2012, Page 1A)

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