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New development gaining strength

Oxford Planning Commission approved several new commercial and residential projects while tabling one new condo project on the corner of South 16th Street and Garfield and allowing special exceptions for parking for a new tavern and landscaping for a shopping center on North Lamar on Monday. (October 11, 2011, Page 1, 3)

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    Education briefs

    • Offutt joins UM English faculty
    • OE announces shining stars
    • OMS choir concert set Thursday
    • Ranger Go Pink a success at NWCC
    • OUS Fall Festival set Oct. 28
    • Regents to host Autumn Fair Oct. 29

     (October 11, 2011, Page 5)

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      City schools promote high-tech reading

      Oxford Middle School students recently skyped with second graders at Oxford Elementary to read them stories. The students are also now on Twitter at www.twitter.com/omsis to post what they are reading. (October 11, 2011, Page 5)

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        Amendment 26 getting groups to act political

        One of the more interesting movements against Proposition 26, the “Personhood Amendment,” is that by local groups that are normally not very political. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at some of those involved in passing along information and influencing people about the issue that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

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          Pazzo!

          Ever think about expanding a project or business? Local columnist Jimmy Reed passes along some advice he learned from a story his mother told him when he was entertaining those thoughts. (October 11, 2011, Page 4)

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            Bicyclist killed Friday on Old Sardis Road

            Cycling community mourns the loss of Kevser Ermin, 27, who was killed Friday when a vehicle rammed into the back of her while she rode her bicycle on Old Sardis Road coming from the lake. A memorial bike ride is being planned for Sunday. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A, 10A)

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              Kites fill sky over park

              The  skies over Pat Lamar Park were a bit more colorful Sunday with dozens of kites being flown by those attending the first One Sky One World international day of kite flying sponsored by YAC and Oxford Park Commission. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A)

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                New plant expands quickly

                Winchester Ammunition has wasted no time in expanding its operations in Oxford with the new Centerfire plant. Gov. Haley Barbour will be in town Wednesday for a private ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new facility. It’s been less than a year since the company announced its plans to make a $100 milion investment in Oxford and create some 1,000 new jobs. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Laws that could make things easier

                  When state Rep. Johnny Stringer issued a release after Gov. Haley Barbour signed his bill that allowed driver’s licenses to be renewed every eight years, he said it was a good law because it would make things easier for people and eliminate frustration. Editor Don Whitten offers up a few more suggestions for laws that would probably do the same for a number of citizens. (October 10, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Fly a kite for fun and peace

                    To celebrate world peace, a kite flying event will be held on Sunday at Pat Lamar Park from 1 to 4 p.m. Children’s activities include kite building. (October 7, 2011, Page 3A)

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