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Heat hits area

Two months after the official arrival of summer, the Lafayette County area is finally getting hit with the kind of hot weather that typically arrives in early July. Residents are urged to take precautions to protect themselves from what could be dangerously high temperatures. (August 21, 2014, Page 1)

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    C Spire requests for more antennas rejected

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors chose not to vote to add antennas to the tower behind the jail at Monday nights board meeting. The board thought it would over crowd the jail grounds. (August 20, 2014, Page 1)

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      OSD has few first-day hiccups

      The Oxford School District had a few kinks on the first day of classes Monday. They are working to smooth the transition to all the changes they implemented in the new school year. (August 20, 2014, Page 8A)

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        Education Briefs

        • Local UM students named to chancellor’s honor roll
        • New center and UM law clinic to advocate for human rights and social justice in Miss.
        • OSD requests info from farmers
        • UM sets Aug. 21 for law student orientation
        • Soil, Water Conservation Districts scholarships available
        • OMS play auditions
        • GED test preparation course offered

         (August 19, 2014, Page 5)

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          New roads move forward

          The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to move forward with discussions with the city about two expansion road projects. The roads discussed were West Oxford Loop and Sisk Avenue. (August 19, 2014, Page 1)

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            S. Lamar bike lanes to be striped — again

            The Oxford Pathways Commission learned that South Lamar will have to be re-striped after a miscommunication led to the new stripes creating lanes that were 1 foot too big. (August 19, 2014, Page 1)

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              We all need to help solve litter problem

              It’s time, The EAGLE editorial board writes in today’s “Our View,” for the community to take on some responsibility and accountability in a much-needed drive to deal with a serious litter problem in Oxford and Lafayette County. (August 19, 2014, Page 4)

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                Gamble No More

                Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes on a lesson he learned — about gambling and its costs — from his childhood mentor, Jaybird. (August 19, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Kids’ health fair returns

                  Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi will host its annual children’s health fair August 23. Excel by 5 Coalition will be co-sponsoring the event and will have several booths dedicated to the wellbeing of children. (August 18, 2014, Page 1)

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                    OPD looks to future

                    City police department adopts five-year strategic plan that outlines goals and objectives. (August 18, 2014, Page 1, 12)

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