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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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      Lamar House receives unwanted visitors

      Squirrels have apparently been snacking on the wood that frames the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum. Officials are looking at ways to control the furry creatures and protect the historic home. (June 22, 2012, Page 1A, 3A)

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        City to review arts festival

        The Oxford Tourism Council plans to sit down in the near future and evaluate Oxford’s popular Double Decker Arts Festival and brainstorm ways to make it better and see if there any changes to be made, like going back to a one-day event or keep it a two-day event. During a meeting Wednesday, the council reported this year’s festival ended with a $22,000 profit. Also during the meeting, it was reported tax numbers continue to rise. (June 21, 2012, Page 1)

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          Details emerge on new hospital

          Plans, including a construction timeline and a cost estimate, were discussed during a special meeting  Friday between Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials and members of the Oxford Board of Aldermen and the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors. (June 18, 2012, Page 1)

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            Twister transforms SWM

            Fourteen months after a tornado destroyed the SWM plant in the Lafayette County Industrial Park, Blauer Manufacturing Co. invested in rebuilding the facility. A grand opening was held Thursday for the new SWM plant, which is much bigger, employs more people and houses more operations. (June 15, 2012)

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              Urgent Care Clinic can keep sign

              The Oxford Planning Commission approved an 18-foot sign ordinance variance during Monday’s meeting to allow Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford to keep its sign. (June 12, 2012, Page 1)

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                Lanes reduced on Molly Barr

                Molly Barr Road will be reduced to three lanes with one lane traveling in each direction and a center left-turn lane. Crews are working today and will begin striping Saturday. Listen to Oxford’s new emergency information radio station, AM 1630, for all road construction updates. (June 8, 2012, Page 1A)

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                  Local businesses give big to local sports

                  At last night’s Board of Aldermen meeting it was announced that FNC Inc. has donated $250,000 toward the expansion of the John Leslie Tennis Facility and Oxford Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine had donated $150,000 toward the construction of an indoor practice facility. (June 6, 2012, Page 1A)

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                    Eight lives left

                    Several service employees at Belk Ford helped remove a tiny kitten from a car engine Tuesday afternoon. To their surprise, the kitten was alive and in need of a new home. (June 6, 2012, Page 2A)

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