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City eyes $47M in projects

The city of Oxford has $47 million inn capital projects planned for this year and following years, depending when funding becomes available. (May 23, 2012, Page 1A, 2A)

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    College Hill to be closed

    College Hill Road will be closed in mid-June for six weeks while construction crews cut the replace a box culvert between Joel Lane and Leighton Drive. (May 22, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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      Billboard company sues city

      Lamar OCI South Corp., which owns 18 billboards inside the city limits, is suing the city in the U.S. District Federal Court and in the Third Circuit Court, in an attempt to fight the city from forcing the company to remove the billboards and place them in industrial-zoned areas only. (May 22, 2012, Page 1)

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        Street names to be changed

        The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved the names for several former county roads that were annexed into the city in 2006. (May 21, 2012, Page 3)

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          Survey finds accessibility issues

          The Mayor’s Commission on Disability in Oxford is reviewing a lengthy report that highlights areas where the city fails to meet ADA requirements in city-owned buildings,parks and programs. (May 18, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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            Electric department presents 2013 budget

            The Oxford Electric Department presented its Fiscal Year 2013 budget to the Oxford Board of Aldermen Thursday. The board will review the $24 million budget and bring it up for a vote at its next board meeting. (May 18, 2012, Page 3A)

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              City taking in-depth look at tourism industry

              Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau contracted with Young Strategies, Inc to do a six month study of the local tourism industry. (May 18, 2012, Page 1, 5A)

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                Keep Mississippi Beautiful honors Patterson with award

                Keep Mississippi Beautiful has awarded Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson with the Mayor of the Year award for Oxford’s commitment to recycling, sustainable living and improving littering. (May 17, 2012, Page 2A)

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                  Film project’s loss, local projects’ gain

                  Since filmmakers for the movie, “Admissions,” withdrew their request for a grant from the Oxford Tourism Council last month when they decided not to film in Oxford, $4,800 is now open to local projects or events that encourage tourism. Grant applications are due June 13 and can be downloaded from www.oxfordcvb.com. (May 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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                    Cycling events honor lost friends, spread awareness

                    Cyclists will ride in silence for an hour Wednesday in honor of those who have lost their lives while biking along north Mississippi roads.
                    The Ride of Silence event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lyceum on the University of Mississippi campus. (May 15, 2012, Page 1)

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