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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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            Local Boy Scouts use skills to help fellow scout

            Cameron Tucker, 14, is grateful his fellow Boy Scouts were there for him Saturday when he tripped and fell over a rock in the woods of Sipsey, Ala. (May 9, 2012, Page 3)

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              City-run farmers’ market doesn’t sprout

              After several heated meetings and discussions on the creation of a city-run market, the necessary legislation needed to form the market died in committee in Jackson. For the city to run the market, it needed approval from the Mississippi Legislature in the form of “local and private legislation.” That bill, sponsored by Oxford Rep. Brad Mayo, died on the last day of the legislative session. (May 9, 2012, Page 1)

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                Relay for Life brings in more than $33K

                Organizers for the Oxford-Lafayette Relay for Life say the past weekend’s event was successful, in both raising money for the American Cancer Society and community involvement. (May 8, 2012, Page 2)

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                  Fauklner’s Alley could get facelift

                  A Leadership Lafayette team is hoping to reduce vandalism and people drawing on the walls of Faulkner’s Alley by putting up several works of art, working with the theory that if something appears well cared for, people will take better care of it. The Courthouse Preservation Commission approved the project Monday, however the group still needs the approval of the Board of Aldermen before moving forward. (May 8, 2012, Page 2)

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                    City offers summer jobs to youths

                    The city of Oxford, through a grant by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, will be hiring more than 20 area youths, from 16 to 25 to work for the city for 10 weeks this summer doing mostly outdoor work. Applications are being accepted through 5 this evening at City Hall. (May 4, 2012, Page 2A)

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