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Using black-and-white film to capture Oxford’s true colors

When Deborah Freeland first came to Oxford as a graduate student in 1975 from Houston, Texas, she was intrigued with the small town feel of Oxford and wanted to capture the spirit with the eye of a newcomer. Those early black-and-white photos are featured at Southside Gallery this week. (August 6, 2010, Page 1B)

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    Finding solutions for obesity, mental health problems

    The United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County is trying to come up with ways to battle obesity through education and providing needy families with healthy food. Read the third story in the series how the United Way hopes to transition Oxford. (August 6, 2010, Page 1A)

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      City schools change security agreement

      Oxford City Schools will have two less Oxford Police Department officers on school campuses this year after the city and district agreed to a new School Resource Officer agreement. (August 5, 2010, Page 2)

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        City OKs pay hike for workers

        City employees can expect to see a 1.5 percent raise again this year after the Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Wednesday in favor of the across-the-board increase for all employees in the proposed 2010-2011 fiscal year budget. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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          City adopts deer management plan

          Oxford formerly adopted the Deer Management Plan city officials have been developing over the past year in response to the growing deer population inside the city limits.

          For the full plan, visit www.oxfordms.net or request a copy at City Hall. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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            Charges dropped against Oxford man

            Charges against a man who allegedly molested a minor under the age of 15 more than 20 years ago have been dismissed.

            See all of July’s court term results in today’s EAGLE. (August 5, 2010, Page 1)

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              City may buy Bell assets

              After nine months of negotiations and appraisals, the city of Oxford is ready to offer Bell Utilities $2.3 million to purchase its systems and assets. The city would not be buying Bell Utilities as an entire entity, only its water/sewer systems and customer base. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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                Arts Council named finalist for award

                You can help the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council win $20,000 by going online and voting for the organization. YAC has been selected as a finalist for the award in the “50 States for Good” program sponsored by Tom’s of Maine. To vote, visit http://www.tomsofmaine.com/community-involvement/living-well/finalists-overview/poll (August 4, 2010, Page 2)

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                  Plan: No Parking on Square

                  Architect Edye Conkerton was asked by city officials to look at ways to beautify Oxford’s central business district. The plan calls for making the Square more pedestrian friendly by getting rid of 170 parking spaces. The project would only move forward if and when a new parking garage is constructed near the Square. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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                    City eyes ban on fake pot

                    On Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors  banned the sale or possession of synthetic marijuana for the entire county, which included inside the city limits.
                    Just to make sure the message is clear, the Oxford Board of Aldermen are also considering an ordinance banning the fake marijuana that’s known by several brand names, including K2, Spice, Demon, Voodoo, Genie and Zohai. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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