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Bomb threat at CVS

Emergency responders were dispatched to the Oxford CVS on West Jackson Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. after a bomb threat was called into the pharmacy. The store has been evacuated and according to officials, no bombs or any immediate threats have been found.

*Update:

Officers  secured the area and evacuated the building as well as the surrounding areas. The University Police Department was contacted to utilize their Explosive Detection K-9 to search the building and nearby vehicles.By 2:35 p.m. the command team determined the area to be safe and cleared the scene. Read the EAGLE Thursday for the complete story. (September 17, 2014)

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    ‘Fake’ LSD finding its way into Oxford

    The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit presented its fiscal year 2014-2015 $425K budget to the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night at City Hall. The unit concentrates on drug arrests in the LOU community and Special Agent in Charge Keith Davis reported synthetic LSD and heroin are on the rise in Oxford. (September 17, 2014, Page 1,3)

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      City debates new regulations

      Several homeowners and rental property owners spoke for, or against, two proposed ordinances Tuesday night that would limit lot coverage and density in Oxford’s Neighborhood Conservation Overlay District which encompasses most of downtown Oxford. (September 17, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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        Pathways reviews Complete Streets policy

        The Oxford Pathways Commission is working to make the Complete Streets Policy more complete. The policy is a guide for local development to include bike paths and sidewalks when construction new roads. (September 16, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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          OPD moves forward with rubber mulch

          The Oxford Park Commission agreed recently to approve slowly replacing the wooden mulch at Oxford’s playgrounds with rubber mulch. (September 15, 2014, Page 2)

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            The cost of gov’t—Sunday focus

            The Oxford Board of Alderman and the Lafayette County Supervisors decide on their annual budgets. (September 14, 2014, Page 1A)

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              ‘Bread expert’ to open Wednesday

              Panera Bread, the popular bakery and sandwich shop, will open its newest restaurant in Oxford on Wednesday. After opening a franchise in Olive Branch, the chain that has some 2,000 locations across the U.S. selected Oxford as the ideal place for its second restaurant in Mississippi. (September 14, 2014, Page 5A)

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                Ceremony thanks first responders

                A ceremony was held Thursday evening in the Grove to conclude the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance activities and to honor local first responders and remember those who gave their lives by running into the burning Twin Towers when everyone else was running out. (September 12, 2014, Page 1)

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                  City prepared for 1st home game

                  With new parking meters and less parking available on campus at the University of Mississippi, and with thousands of visitors in town, people are being encouraged to use the shuttles and buses around town to get to campus to watch the game which starts at 3 p.m. (September 12, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    OPC’s senior program to remain free

                    The Oxford Park Commission voted Wednesday to allow Oxford’s Leisure Lifestyle program to remain free for area senior citizens for at least another year. (September 11, 2014, Page 1, 14)

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