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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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      Grove Hill project approved

      Construction is set to begin in late June on a new mixed-use development, Grove Hill, that will include 208 units, providing 737 bed spaces on 65 acres located off Molly Barr Road after developers received the nod Monday from the Oxford Planning Commission. (May 15, 2012, Page 1)

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        Keep your eyes on the road

        UM student learns the dangers of distraction. Read about Michelle Davidson’s recent life-altering event when she looked down at her GPS for a brief moment. (May 14, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

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          Sunday alcohol sales benefits more than restaurants

          A year after the city of Oxford allowed alcohol sales on select Sunday, restaurants and other businesses say it’s been good for business. (May 14, 2012, Page 6A)

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            Grant allows Oxford to operate own emergency radio station

            Oxford now has its own emergency radio station, AM 1630, to provide important public information, such as weather updates and warnings, road project updates and emergency preparedness tips. (May 11, 2012, Page 14A)

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              Van Buren work begins Wednesday

              Van Buren and South 11th Street will be closed to traffic for most of the summer as the city updates the sewer, water and electrical systems on that side of the Square. Updates will be available at the city’s web site, www.oxfordms.net or on the city of Oxford’s Facebook page. The EAGLE will also run updates periodically. A meeting was held Thursday with several business owners on Van Buren to update them on the construction project that will begin Wednesday and be completed in August. (May 11, 2012, Page 1A, 14A)

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                OCVB observes National Tourism Week

                While National Tourism Week is a good way to promote tourism around the country, the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau spends each work day throughout the year promoting Oxford in various ways. As part of its recognition, the OCVB will be hosting visitors to Oxford from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the Skipwith Cottage next to City Hall. Refreshments, including cookies and cake, will be handed out. A special Double Decker historical tour is planned for 3 p.m. See today’s EAGLE for more information. (May 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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                  Paid parking meeting planned

                  As the city moves forward with implementing a paid parking system, city officials want the public to understand it’s not about making money but to manage parking. At 5 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, the Board of Aldermen will be holding a public hearing to allow Standard Parking to present its recommendations, show off the equipment proposed to be used for the paid parking system and answer questions from the public. (May 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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                    Preservation tables building demolitions

                    The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission tabled two discussions involving the possible demolition of two unrelated buildings. (May 9, 2012, Page 2)

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