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Park dedicated to veterans

The Veterans Memorial Park was dedicated to all veterans and residents of Lafayette County this weekend. After almost 3 years and $110,000, the new park will be a place for veterans and those who wish to honoro them, to come and enjoy peace and maybe a picnic. (July 2, 2012, Page 1)

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    Volunteers needed for Fourth of July

    Volunteer Oxford is asking the community to come out and enjoy the Fourth of July events and take a few minutes to volunteer some time to make Oxford’s 175th birthday a success. To learn about volunteer opportunities for the Fourth, read today’s EAGLE or visit volunteeroxford.org. (June 29, 2012, Page 3A)

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      BMX races may start in fall

      The BMX track at FNC park is almost complete. A BMX specialist could be in Oxford in July. After the track is completed, the Oxford Park Commission has 90 days to hold its first BMX sanctioned race. OPC is also opening the bidding process for the tennis court expansion on Friday. (June 28, 2012, Page 2)

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        Little relief from blistering heat

        Temperatures are expected to hit 103 this weekend and could feel more like 105 to 114 with the heat index as humidity levels begin to climb today. Fire officials are asking everyone to be safe and use precautions setting off fireworks in the county or burning until when and if a burn ban is placed into effect for Lafayette County. (June 28, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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          Oxford to mark 175th birthday

          Oxford will be celebrating its 175th birthday starting Saturday during the first Happy Birthday Oxford! Summer Fest sponsored by the Oxford Downtown Council. Along with a sidewalk sale from Square stores, family-orientated events will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Courthouse lawn. (June 27, 2012, Page 1)

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            Putting the breaks on speeders

            City engineers recently re-striped North 14th Street with double yellow lines in an effort to slow down traffic. (June 27, 2012, Page 1)

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              OPD wins big at LawFit competition

              Oxford Police officers brought home several top awards last week during the National LawFit competition in Olive Branch. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)

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                Where’s Waldo? In Oxford, of course

                Find Waldo in Oxford will kick off this weekend. Waldo, the loveable, elusive character will be making “appearances” around Oxford at 25 local businesses during July. At each place, players collect cards that can be traded in for prizes at Square Books Jr. on July 30. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Van Buren work ahead of schedule

                  Thanks to dry weather and hard-working crews, the sewer and water work on Van Buren Avenue is four to six weeks ahead of schedule, according to city officials. However, the work is not over yet. Van Buren will remain closed for the rest of the week and portions of East Jackson Avenue will have limited parking and short-tern lane closures. (June 26, 2012, Page 1, 3)

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                    Bike lanes ‘chugging along’

                    Construction of bike lanes on South Lamar took ran into some delays but is now back on track, according to city officials. Several of the roads getting part of the 11 miles of bike lanes are now under construction. Read about the progress of the Pathways Phase 2 bike lane project in today’s EAGLE. (June 26, 2012, Page 1, 3)

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