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City funds offer healthy returns

The $30 million invested a little over two years ago from the sale of Baptist is now worth $34 million, according to representatives from investment firm, Glenmede, who presented the quarterly report to the Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund Committee Tuesday. (August 13, 2014, Page 1A, 12)

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    City to woo high-tech biz

    A new proposed ordinance will be going before the Oxford Board of Aldermen later this month that will create a Planned Employment Center Overlay District that is aimed at attracting high-tech, clean industry. (August 13, 2014, Page 1A, 2)

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      With school traffic, think safety first

      It’s the time of the year when our most valuable resources — our children — are heading to and from school daily. Editor Don Whitten offers best practices for students, parents and drivers in dealing with the increased traffic of students. (August 13, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Jane Scholl writes to agree with another letter-writer that there is a litter problem in the community and it will take a complete attitude change to take care of the issue. (August 13, 2014, Page 4A)

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          City, county officials sign Better Schools petition

          Oxford and Lafayette County officials came together yesterday on the square to sign the Better Schools, Better Jobs petition. Oxford open house events will present another chance for petition signatures. (August 12, 2014, Page 5)

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            Education Briefs

            • Car wash fundraiser set this weekend
            • Back 2 School Bash set Saturday
            • OMS announces audition dates
            • Flesher, Mattern earn degrees
            • Sept. 30 application deadline set for scholarship
            • BES sets start dates for pre-k, kindergarten

             (August 12, 2014, Page 5)

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              Billboards begin to come down

              Four of 11 billboards slated to be removed from inside the city limits of Oxford were taken down over the weekend as part of an agreement between the sign company and the city. (August 12, 2014, Page 1)

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                Color run to raise funds

                Color Invasion 5K Walk/Run will raise money for the Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association and take place on Aug. 23. For more information, visit the Color Invasion Oxford Facebook page. (August 12, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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                  Getting control of downtown growth

                  To help keep downtown Oxford from suffering too badly from growing pains, the Oxford Planning Commission threw its support behind several proposed amendment changes Monday. (August 12, 2014, Page 1, 3)

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                    Had … Bad

                    Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson learned the hard way as he tells the story of the time he and his brother — sort of — jumped on a train and ended up having to be saved by Jaybird. (August 12, 2014, Page 4)

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