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No wine for Valentines?

Despite support from city officials, the State Tax Commission rejected Oxford’s request for a one-time exception for on-premise Sunday alcohol sales for Valentine’s Day. Given that Oxford has been allowed Sunday alcohol sales periodically over the years, the denial came as a shock to local officials and business operators. (February 3, 2010, Page 1)

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    Talking heads

    Imagine four or five nicely dressed adults sitting around a huge table discussing current events. Columnist T.J. Ray calls them, as many others, “talking heads” and wonders why sports and political commentators are so popular. (February 3, 2010, Page 4)

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      Local film fest offers something for everyone

      The Oxford Film Festival is fast becoming one of the top destinations in the region for those who enjoy seeing the up-and-coming in the world of cinema. Feature films, documentaries, shorts and all other types of work will be screened later this week. (February 3, 2010, Page 4)

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        FBI agent pleads not guilty

        Local FBI special agent Philip Halbert “Hal” Neilson pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he hid his ownership stake in the Oxford FBI building on University Avenue and lied to investigators. His trial has been set for Feb. 22 in Aberdeen. (February 2, 2010, Page 1)

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          Fantasy football helps OMS students score math points

          Oxford Middle School teacher Jeffrey Jones uses fantasy football to teach his sixth-grade ramp-up math students essential skills. (February 2, 2010, Page 6)

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            Extinguished

            PHOTOS — Oxford firemen responded to a house fire on Molly Bar Cove on Monday. (February 2, 2010, Page 1)

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              Lafayette schools brace for cuts

              Lafayette County School Superintendent Mike Foster warned members of the school district that some difficult budget decisions will be made in the coming weeks. With Gov. Haley Barbour calling for more cuts to school budgets, the district is having to address rumors about budget issues, Foster said at Monday’s school board meeting. Many employees have shared their concerns about job cuts with school board members. (February 2, 2010, Page 1)

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                Freddie

                Columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days learning to fly under the direction of instructor Fred Frazier back in the late 1970s. Reed valued Frazer’s flying tips and instruction so much that he eventually named his Piper Cub after Mr. Fred. (February 2, 2010, Page 4)

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                  MPA honors EAGLE ad staff with 18 awards

                  The Oxford EAGLE’s advertising staff was honored Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association annual meeting in Jackson. Staff members received a total of 18 awards, six of them for first place, in Division C (under 9,000 circulation). (February 1, 2010, Page 6A)

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                    This week in Business

                    BRIEFS — Ribbon-cutting ceremony set Friday for T-Mobile Limited; Business plan seminar set Feb. 10; West Builders Supply closing. (February 1, 2010, Page 2A)

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