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Farmers’ market idea on hold

City officials agreed to hold off on the idea to build a pavilion for a new farmers’ market near the old National Guard Armory on University Avenue after Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board members and aldermen expressed concerns at a work session Monday afternoon. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)

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    Cambridge resident shoots suspected burglar

    The Oxford Police Department is investigating a burglary that happened early this morning at Cambridge Station Apartments that left one suspect shot in the leg by a female when she returned home and found him in the apartment. OPD apprehended the suspect who is at the hospital being treated for his injuries. The second suspect is still at large. (December 2, 2011, Page 9A)

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      City, county to take bids on silver bars Monday

      The Oxford Board of Aldermen and the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors hope to find the highest bidder on 40-plus bars of silver on Monday when verbal and written bids will be taken in a public forum at 1 p.m. at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (December 2, 2011, Page 1A)

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        More Faulkner movies in our future?

        Here’s some exciting news for fans of William Faulkner: David Milch’s Redboard Productions has entered into an agreement with the William Faulkner Literary Estate to produce films and television series based on Faulkner’s vast body of works. The deal, according to a news release issued this morning by the Bing Communications Group in Los Angeles, notes that the agreement covers all 19 novels and 125 short stories in the estate, “as well as other works, with the exception of those currently contracted with other parties.” (November 30, 2011)

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          Send a soldier a holiday greeting

          The American Red Cross is hoping to send some holiday cheer to troops around the globe with the held of LOU residents. Holiday cards can be mailed to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456. For more information or to plan a group card singing event, call 236-1282. (November 30, 2011, Page 2)

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            Shoppers buy local on Black Friday

            This year’s Holiday Open House, sponsored by the Oxford Downtown Council, offered shoppers loads of discounts at Square businesses as well as holiday events like visiting with Santa, making Christmas tree decorations or watching Oxford’s first official Christmas tree light up as carolers sang in the background. (November 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Square turns festive Friday

              The Oxford Downtown Council is hoping to kick off Christmas with some old and new traditions this year, including Oxford’s first official Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday. (November 24, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Oxford Police Department finishes Iron Cop 2011

                The Oxford Police Department finished out its year-long fitness competition on Nov. 11 with the final event, “The Mountain Man” triathlon-styled event. Detective Jeff McCutchen took first place for the entire event with Officer James Owens taking first place in final event. (November 21, 2011, Page 6A)

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                  Memory Makers to expand

                  November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month so it’s a great time to honor those afflicted with the disease or some other form of dementia as well those who care for them by helping Oxford’s Memory Makers Respite Care Program continue to expand through donations. (November 21, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Plates painted with compassion

                    Ceramic plates painted by local government leaders, University of Mississippi officials, business owners and local artists will be auctioned off Thursday during the first Plates to End Poverty event, sponsored by the UM Homeless Outreach. (November 16, 2011, Page 1)

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