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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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              Relay for Life is an event about hope

              The Relay for Life will begin Friday night at 6 p.m. and go until 6 a.m. Saturday in the J.C. Penney parking lot. The Relay will raise funds for cancer research by the American Cancer Society. (May 3, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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                City begins Vision 2040 process

                While it’s only 2012, Oxford officials are looking to revamp the Vision 2020 plan and look ahead to where the city hopes to be in 2040 in terms of transportation, land use development and civic enrichment. (May 3, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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                  Donor offers to help fund IPF

                  Thanks to an unnamed donor, FNC Fields may soon have what Aldermen E.O. Oliver described as it’s own “little IPF.”
                  Brad Freeman, with the Oxford Park Commission, presented very preliminary plans to the Board of Aldermen for a new Indoor Practice Facility at FNC. However, that can only be accomplished if the aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agree to the terms of an unnamed donor who has pledged $150,000 toward the new facility. (May 2, 2012, Page 1, 8)

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                    Developers agree to wait to fill houses

                    Developers for the proposed Vineyard Planned Unit Development off Old Taylor Road, have agreed to hold off on occupancy until after Jan. 1, 2014. (May 2, 2012, Page 2)

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