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Building slows in county

In a troubling sign of how sluggish the building market is in the community, the Lafayette County Planning Commission hasn’t met since September. The commission canceled its meetings in October and November due to a lack of cases to review. December’s meeting, set for Dec. 28, has no new  subdivision plans on the agenda.

However, residential building is slightly up in the city of Oxford. (December 21, 2010, Page 1)

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    Top cops earn awards for service

    Winning the Oxford Police Department’s Officer of the Year is not only an honor for Lt. Chris Robertson, he believes it’s one of the highest honors a police officer can hope to gain.

    Robertson was given the award last week during OPD’s annual Christmas party and awards banquet. He was one of several awards given out that evening. (December 21, 2010, Page 1)

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      Six events get grants from Tourism Council

      The Oxford Tourism Council gave out $28,000 in community grants on Monday evening to six major events planned for 2011. (December 21, 2010, Page 1)

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        Indignities of infancy await the humble King

        Things went relatively well when Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze’s 6-month-old son played the baby Jesus in the children’s Christmas program recently at College Hill Presbyterian Church. Schultze looks back at that event and then to the real story of Jesus’ birth years and years ago. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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          Courage

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about one of the most courageous people he’s ever known – his Italian grandmother – and shows how her courage and actions, particularly at Christmas, inspired so many. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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            Let’s not miss an opportunity with hospital

            Harry Sneed, a local businessman and former president of both the local Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation, writes a guest column calling on local officials to work quickly and efficiently so as not to miss an opportunity to expand local health care services through growth of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Ben Mikell writes to urge all fans, regardless of who you’re cheering for, to use common sense when you’re mixed in with fans from the other team at sporting events. (December 21, 2010, Page 4)

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                Vision 2020 – The economy and civic enrichment

                As part of the Vision 2020 series, The EAGLE looks at the economic impact and civic enrichment committees recommendations and which have come to fruition and which are still in the process of being developed. (December 20, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Mayor to OK some Sunday sales

                  On Tuesday at the Board of Aldermen, a 4-3 vote that was approved two weeks ago will not be vetoed by the Mayor although he promises to veto an upcoming vote on off-premise sales. A public hearing will be held Tuesday on the off-premise sales. (December 20, 2010, Page 1)

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                    “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” blitz begins for the holiday season

                    The national “Over the limit. Under arrest” campaign kicked off Thursday with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies joining together to crack down on impaired driving.

                    The blitz will continue through Jan. 3. MHP will deploy extra manpower on Mississippi’s highways and set up checkpoints to stop drunk driving. The Oxford Police Department and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department will be working along side of MHP to make sure the roads are safe in the city and the county. (December 20, 2010, Page 1)

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