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Square businesses a little less bright

Oxford adopted on Tuesday new regulations regarding illuminated signs and hanging banners. The sign ordinance will affect businesses around the Square and the banner measure affects all businesses in the city. (June 3, 2010, Page 1)

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    Library: No funding increase requested

    Demand for library services may be going up, but the staff of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library expects to do more with the same amount of funds. Representatives of the library are asking local governments to fund their next year’s budget at the same level they were funded this year. (June 3, 2010, Page 1)

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      Metabolic syndrome becoming more common

      Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel writes about an issue that affects many in Lafayette County – metabolic syndrome. He discusses the problem of abdominal obesity, its characteristics, its potential dangers and treatment. (June 3, 2010, Page 12)

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        Best of Oxford winners section out Friday

        The annual Best of Oxford winners’ section published by The Oxford EAGLE is scheduled to be in Friday’s paper. Editor Don Whitten writes about some of the trends and highlights of this year’s voting as he thanks readers for taking part in the annual survey/poll that’s very popular with advertisers and readers. (June 3, 2010, Page 4)

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          The law says what?

          Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders about some of our laws and the enforcement of laws after hearing rumors of legalizing marijuana use in Mississippi and then seeing that many current marijuana offenders are getting off easy in court. (June 3, 2010, Page 4)

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            No alcohol on Sunday

            After more than a year of on-again, off-again debate on whether to allow some form of alcohol sales in Oxford on Sunday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted 6-1 to deny an effort to even test the idea. (June 2, 2010, Page 1)

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              Feeding deer against the law

              A new deer-feeding ordinance was approved Tuesday by the Oxford Board of Aldermen which makes the feeding of deer in the city illegal. The adopted ordinance is one of several steps to combat the growing deer population within city limits. All other options are now available for public input by visiting the city of Oxford website(June 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                Rotary Club dedicates park pavilion

                The pavilion at Pat Lamar Park, donated by the Rotary Club of Oxford, is now officially in the hands of the city of Oxford
                The club raised $25,000 two years ago to go toward the construction of the pavilion, designed by architect Tom Howorth.
                On Tuesday, the club joined city officials at the park to dedicate the pavilion to the city. (June 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Let’s look at other towns offering Sunday alcohol sales

                  Local restaurant owner John M. Currence writes, in a guest column, that there are two distinct sides appearing unable to give much ground in the debate over allowing the sale of alcohol in Oxford on Sundays, and he suggests that the best way to reach a compromise might be for both sides to take a look at other communities that allow Sunday sales. (June 2, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Alan Nunnelee wins GOP primary Tuesday

                    A runoff election won’t be needed in the 1st Congressional District with state Sen. Alan Nunnelee winning the Republican primary Tuesday.
                    Unofficial results show Nunnelee defeated former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross and Lafayette County native and former Fox News analyst Angela McGlowan. (June 1, 2010, Page 1)

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