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Juneteenth festival expands

After the success of the inaugural Juneteenth celebration in Oxford last year, organizers of this year’s festival added a parade on Friday evening with the main event to be held on Saturday. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)

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    Oxford tax collections on the rise

    Local tax collections continue to remain stronger than in 2009 with collections for May remaining up for Oxford, but slightly down for Abbeville and Taylor. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)

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      No public lot for blues fest

      A new blues festival in Oxford set for July 16-17 may have to move indoors after all. Although originally planned to be inside, organizer James Parker is seeing a way to move the festival outdoors. (June 16, 2010, Page 1)

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        Hot enough for you?

        This week might be a good time to get to know your neighbors with the swimming pool.
        The current spell of hot, humid weather will continue to worsen with the heat index readings climbing to 105 by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. (June 16, 2010, Page 1)

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          Talks continue on Jackson-Highway 6 interchange project

          City leaders continued to hammer out details with state officials for the proposed Highway 6-Jackson Avenue interchange. Local leaders made a decision las month to scrap an expensive and complex plan that had been debated for 12 years in favor of a scaled-back plan. (June 16, 2010, Page 2)

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            Dealing with heat is serious business

            Editor Don Whitten has gotten a lot of feedback about a recent column where he suggested we’re too accustomed to air conditioning, and he takes a look at some of those comments as he talks about dealing with the unusually hot June days we’re experiencing. (June 16, 2010, Page 4)

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              Deer control plan reviewed

              A plan to curb the growing population of deer inside the city limits of Oxford was officially unveiled Monday at a public hearing at the Oxford Convention Center. (June 15, 2010, Page 1)

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                No tax hike needed to fund Oxford School District budget

                Oxford residents will not be hit with a tax increase to fund city schools. At a public hearing Monday on the proposed budget for the next school year, the board discussed the possibility of what sort of revenue the district could generate if a 4 percent tax hike was approved. But the board was adamant about not raising taxes. (June 15, 2010, Page 2)

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                  Education briefs

                  • Nolan Webb is the recipient of the 2010 Lafayette County Cattleman’s Association Scholarship.
                  • Kathryn Howorth graduated from Tulane University.
                  • Luke McCullough receive forestry scholarship.
                  • Families sought for exchange students
                  • GED testing offered at NWCC
                  • 40th OHS Charger football reunion set
                  • OHS 1084 reunion set for this weekend
                  • Local students make NWCC honor lists
                  • NWCC votes for tuition increase
                  • LMS announces honor rolls
                  • Blake Chandler, Abigail Chandler, Bradley Shields and Hayden Young named to dean’s list at Harding University.
                  • Chelsea N. Peters named to Rhodes honor roll.
                  • Katherine Lewis graduated from New York University.

                   (June 15, 2010, Page 5)

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                    First Lady writes OHS Class of 2010

                    First Lady Michelle Obama wished the Oxford High School Class of 2010 well in a letter addressed to recent graduate Cathy Chen after Chen launched an effort to invite the president and Mrs. Obama to the school to speak to the graduating class. (June 15, 2010, Page 5)

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