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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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Hundreds dump yucky trash

The 18th annual Mississippi Department of Environment Quality Household Hazardous Waste Day was held Saturday in the Oxford Conference Center parking lots. Thousands of pounds of hazardous items were recorded as collected. (April 14, 2014, Page 1)

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    Personal library says a lot about a person

    When you come across someone’s personal library, whether in their home or office, do you take a look at the titles? Editor Don Whitten writes about how the titles we have and the books we read can tell people a lot about us. (April 14, 2014, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Barbara J. Smith writes to thank all of those who helped volunteer at The Pantry in March and to thank all of the local scouts, in particular, for all they did on Scout Pantry Day. (April 14, 2014, Page 4)

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        OSD’s green reputation grows

        The Oxford School District is leading the way in green choices. The school is in line to become the first Silver LEED Certified school in the state and Bramlett Elementary is helping out with sustainability with their new learning garden. (April 11, 2014, Page 1A)

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          New tennis courts need sod

          The new tennis courts at the FNC Tennis Facility are almost complete but lots of rain and bad weather have stalled the project. To help combat the dirt and dust from keeping the contractors from finishing the courts, the Oxford Park Commission voted to spend $7,500 to put sod in around the courts. (April 11, 2014, Page 2A)

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            Felony shoplifting arrests climb

            Felony shoplifting arrests climb in Oxford with increased security at local stores. However a new law going into effect July 1 could mean less felonies but more strain on local courts. Read about this and see the February grand jury indictments in today’s EAGLE. (April 11, 2014, Page 1A)

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              Sex (education) and the city (schools)

              News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at the recent misrepresentation of the local school’s sex education program in the national media, and he encourages fair and balanced coverage of the good and the bad in our state and region. (April 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Bill and Carole Arnold write about DORE USA, a program they’ve discovered that is helping them meed the special educational needs of a grandchild they are raising. (April 11, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Water tower dedicated to Madkins

                  The water tower next to the Oxford Park Commission was dedicated Wednesday to the late John Stevenson Madkins Jr. who worked for 47 years in the city water department. (April 10, 2014, Page 1A)

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                    City extends life of cemetery

                    The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to move a head with a new 800 niche columbarium for the Oxford Memorial Cemetery. (April 10, 2014, Page 1A)

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