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Rooftop ban returns to city laws

Measure inadvertently left out of Land Code to prohibit rooftop dining on buildings older than 50 years old was re-added to city law by the Board of Aldermen recently. (August 26, 2014, Page 1)

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    New Walker Electric home approved

    The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved plans for Walker Electric’s new building that will be located just behind its current location off Highway 7. MDOT purchased the current location as the land was needed for the future widening of Highway 7. (August 26, 2014, Page 2)

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      Dey Might Bite

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed shares a fishing tale, of sorts, and a lesson he learned from his mentor. (August 26, 2014, Page 4)

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        Dealing with tragedy, life

        The news Monday that Jackson Prep football player Walker Wilbanks had died after suffering an illness in Friday’s football game against Oxford puts a different spin on the world, and makes us all realize how we never know what we’ll have to deal with in life. (August 26, 2014, Page 4)

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          Presley to review proposed rate hike

          Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will be holding a public hearing Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Lafayette County Chancery Building on the proposed rate hike by Oxford Public Works for county citizens receiving water and sewer from the city. (August 25, 2014, Page 1)

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            OSD, LCSD grow again

            Student enrollment numbers for the Oxford and Lafayette County school district are seeing growth again as expected. Both schools are discussing elementary school changes to handle growth. (August 25, 2014, Page 1)

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              Heat wave nothing to mess around with

              When we wished for sunny days, we didn’t wish for temperatures in the mid- to upper-90s and heat index numbers above 100. Editor Don Whitten notes that heat is nothing to mess around with, and gives some tips for dealing with the late-summer heat. (August 25, 2014, Page 4)

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                We should enforce — or change — parking regulations

                The Oxford EAGLE editorial board, in “Our View,” urges the city to either enforce the parking guidelines and regulations in place or officially change them to match up with what is being enforced. (August 25, 2014, Page 4)

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                  HPC nixes PVC lattice

                  If you want to build or alter a house in Oxford’s historic district, don’t use polyvinal cholride lattice. It’s a no-no. Members of the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission told resident Mathias Romkens, owner of a rental property at 1310 Jefferson Ave., on Tuesday that he’ll have to remove the PVC lattice from his property and make additional changes to meet city standards. (August 22, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Law enforcement ready for students

                    Oxford Police Department and The University Police Department will be out on the streets more now that students are back in town. Officers give students some advice. (August 22, 2014, Page 1A)

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