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Request to change law denied

The Courthouse Square Preservation Commission snubbed a request by the Oxford Historical Commission to change the city’s demolition ordinance to make it more restrictive. (June 5, 2012, Page 2)

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    Trail to Rowan Oak recognized

    The short trail through the 30-acre Bailey’s Woods that links William Faulkner’s house, Rowan Oak, to the University of Mississippi Museum was recently designated as a National Recreation Trail, which could lead to numerous benefits for one of the community’s most popular hiking paths. (June 5, 2012, Page 1)

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      Community honors fallen heroes

      Before the coals were lit and the tradition of grilling got underway on Monday, many Oxford and Lafayette County residents gathered at the National Guard Armory for a somber and respectful ceremony to honor those veterans who have died and remember all military men and women who have served their country. (May 29, 2012, Page 1, 16)

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        Memorial Day ceremonies slated for Monday

        Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to choose from, giving everyone a chance to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the liberties we all enjoy today. (May 25, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

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          Vet honored 68 years after D-Day

          World War II veteran Robert W. Plants was honored Thursday at City Hall with a the French Legion of Honour Medal for his service on D-Day. (May 25, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

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            City voting wards reworked

            The newly appointed Oxford Redistricting Committee reviewed a proposed redistricting map Wednesday. The map will be available online, www.oxfordms.net, or at City Hall for the public to view prior to a public hearing to be planned for sometime in June. The new map brings down Oxford’s deviation from the One Man, One Vote rule from 50.2 percent to 5 percent. (May 24, 2012, Page 1)

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              City eyes $47M in projects

              The city of Oxford has $47 million inn capital projects planned for this year and following years, depending when funding becomes available. (May 23, 2012, Page 1A, 2A)

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                College Hill to be closed

                College Hill Road will be closed in mid-June for six weeks while construction crews cut the replace a box culvert between Joel Lane and Leighton Drive. (May 22, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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                  Billboard company sues city

                  Lamar OCI South Corp., which owns 18 billboards inside the city limits, is suing the city in the U.S. District Federal Court and in the Third Circuit Court, in an attempt to fight the city from forcing the company to remove the billboards and place them in industrial-zoned areas only. (May 22, 2012, Page 1)

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                    Street names to be changed

                    The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved the names for several former county roads that were annexed into the city in 2006. (May 21, 2012, Page 3)

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