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Your Turn: Grant or not, we need the City Market

Shannon Adams writes, in “Your Turn,” about the importance of the Oxford City Market to local farmers, local developing businesses and the community as a whole, and calls for a move to keep the market held on the west side of town alive even though the federal grant that helped start it expires later this year. (July 25, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Weekend filled with activities for all ages

    The annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference will conclude its 41st year tonight, but there is still plenty going on in the LOU community and surrounding area this weekend. (July 24, 2014, Page 1)

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      Crimes against kids fill up docket

      The grand jury handed down dozens of felony indictments in June including several for crimes against children. (July 24, 2014, Page 1, 9)

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        Humane Society asks for funds from city aldermen

        The Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society presented its Fiscal Year 2015 budget to the Oxford Board of Aldermen earlier this week. The shelter reported it took 753 cats and dogs from inside the city limits. The shelter charges the city $114 per day for 10 days for each cat and $119 for each dog for 10 days. The city also pays for animal control services within the city limits which is a part of the shelter’s budget. (July 24, 2014, Page 3)

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          A dark spin on a family favorite

          Oxford High School will host a spin off of the Wizard of Oz classic this weekend at the Ford Center. Tickets may only be bought at the door for $12. (July 24, 2014, Page 1)

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            Future exciting for your Oxford EAGLE

            Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at lots of the exciting changes going on with The Oxford EAGLE, including more local features, a new look at the EAGLE offices and the September start of a Sunday morning EAGLE. (July 24, 2014, Page 4)

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              Your Turn: Tree time

              Cowan Hunter writes a column for “Your Turn,” informing citizens about an exciting program set for Saturday that will help with information about trees and severe weather, the “edible” forest and tips for tree care and protection. (July 24, 2014, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Ruth Ball writes to thank local author Billy Houston and local businesses involved with a book/reading project whose proceeds are going to help with Saturday’s Back to School Carnival sponsored by the local NAACP chapter. (July 24, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Untold story: High school football player who died after 1961 homecoming game injury remembered at 50th class reunion

                  In November of 1961, students of the predominantly black Oxford Training School, that would be renamed Central High School in 1962, paraded around Oxford square with floats to the beat of a marching band showing their school pride and purple and gold colors. (more…) (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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                    County mulls budget requests

                    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday to discuss budget requests from several county departments and non-profits. The official budget approval will be some time in August. (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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