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City tweaks grant guidelines

Filmmakers planning to film in Lafayette County and conferences planning to use the Oxford Conference Center are now eligible for the community grant in 2012 through the Oxford Tourism Council. (August 31, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Pondering the need for more local policemen

    Four more police officers, costing some $160,000 a year, were approved by city leaders to help patrol and control all that goes on in Oxford, but particularly in the Square area at night. Was it the right decision? Who should pay? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue, nothing that there are at least two sides to the story. (August 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Jessica Perkins writes on behalf of the More Than A Meal program to thank the local churches, students, businesses and others in the community for helping make the Tuesday event possible. (August 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Police pursue litterbugs

        Five people were issued notices to appear in court for leaving trash in their yards by Oxford police officers. (August 30, 2011, Page 3)

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          New high school design approved

          With an increase in special education space, cooperative education and technical skills plus making room for a culinary arts class, the new high school design was approved with options to make changes during the bid process on Monday by the Oxford School board. (August 30, 2011, Page 1)

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            City to recall 9/11 with volunteer day

            On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the newly formed Volunteer Oxford organization will host a day of service and remembrance. To get involved with the volunteer effort, e-mail volunteer@oxfordms.net (August 30, 2011, Page 1)

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              Education briefs

              • OE announces shining stars
              • Walking Wednesdays begin
              • LHS band boosters
              • DAR essay contest open
              • School’s out forever
              • Coke rewards OUS

               (August 30, 2011, Page 6)

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                ‘Pologize, Dice

                Sometimes, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, you have to learn lessons the hard way. Reed recalls his mentor, Jaybird, teaching him about gambling and smoking and the problems those vices caused. (August 30, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Two arrested in unrelated armed robberies

                  OPD investigators arrested Morgan Henry, 22, of Oxford for allegedly holding up the Oxford Family Pharmacy for pain medication two weeks ago. Sheriff Department investigators arrested Reggie Benson, 24, of Oxford for being one of several involved in a home invasion robbery Friday. More arrests are expected.

                   (August 29, 2011, Page 2A)

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                    Veterans’ supporters give generously

                    The campaign, “Stand Behind Those That Stood in Front of Us,” kicked off in March with the group aiming to raise the money by March 2012. Through the generosity of local people and organizations, the group has raised more than $33,000 with seven months to go in the year-long campaign. (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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