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Fourth of July parade, activities fill up long weekend

This year the annual Fourth of July parade was short on funds and participants. Facing money troubles since the University pulled funding had folks like Pam Swain marching along with floats asking bystanders for contributions. (July 5, 2010, Page 1)

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    Cause for celebration: A church building stands for 150 years

    This Fourth of July weekend, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church invites the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County to attend a celebration of their 150 years in their church building located on the corner of Jackson Avenue and North 9th Street. (July 1, 2010, Page 6B)

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      Bank robber suspect nabbed

      Officers from several local law enforcement agencies responded to the Mississippi Federal Credit Union Bank on West Jackson Avenue on Wednesday to offer assistant to the Oxford Police Department in its pursuit of an alleged bank robber that resulted in the arrest of a Marks man. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Storm damage reported

        Heavy rains, high winds and lots of cloud-to-ground lightning wrecked havoc on some parts of Oxford Saturday afternoon. The storm, which blew into town around 3 p.m., toppled a few trees and caused a few power outages in the community, Oxford Emergency Management Coordinator Jimmy Allgood said. (June 28, 2010, Page 1)

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          Mascot poll open to UM voters

          Fans of Admiral Ackbar may be disappointed to see that he didn’t quite make the cut, but with 11 choices to select from for the new mascot, the University of Mississippi community has its work cut out for it to find the right look for the Rebels.
          Starting today and continuing until July 5, members of the UM community can rate each option.
          For each mascot option, voters can rate their opinion from “I love this idea” to “I very much dislike this idea.”

          Visit http://mascot.olemiss.edu to learn more. (June 28, 2010, Page 1)

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            University High School 2010 grand reunion

            This weekend is the seventh grand reunion for the Oxford kids who attended University High School. This includes the classes from 1930 to 1967 who attended high school in the building built in 1929 on University Avenue just before you reach the Hilgard Cut on the University of Mississippi campus. (June 25, 2010, Page 2B)

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              Go-getters to get help

              In hopes to give entrepreneurs a place to go to gain support, knowledge and to do some networking, local business owners are teaming up with the Economic Development Foundation, the Mississippi Technology Alliance and FNC Inc. to form the Lafayette-Oxford-University Alliance. The LOU Alliance will focus on creating mentoring, curriculum, discussions, events, talent matching and funding to help move entrepreneurs from idea to profit. (June 25, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Princeton grad rides his bike home from school

                Peter Dunbar wanted to ride home from school on his bicycle, and he wanted his four friends to join him.
                The catch was his school is Princeton University in New Jersey and his home is in Oxford. (June 25, 2010, Page 1B)

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                  UM research center gets $31.7M to expand

                  The University of Mississippi has been awarded $31.7 million to expand the Thad Cochran Research Center, the primary research facility of the School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research. (June 25, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    UM mascot vote starts Monday

                    To be a Rebel or not to be a Rebel is not the question. It’s more about what does a Rebel look like?

                    That is what members of the University of Mississippi Mascot Selection Committee hope to answer this summer as they move into phase three of the selection process on Monday. (June 24, 2010, Page 1a)

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