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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jimmy Allgood

Oxford ready to welcome Texas fans

Between returning Ole Miss alumnus and UT fans, Oxford could see 100,000 additional people in town this weekend. Area emergency responders and city and university officials are gearing up for what could be record-breaking crowds Saturday. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A, 2A)

Cold front could bring heavy storms

A cold front moving into the area tonight is expected to bring thunderstorms that could produce hail, damaging winds and possibly a tornado. It will take temperatures down more than 30 degrees during the day with the high on Saturday and Sunday in the low 80s and lows at night of 55 degrees. (September 7, 2012, Page 2A)

Avent Park drain project altered

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is giving Oxford more money than first expected to build a storm-water drainage structure that is less intrusive than the one city engineers had initially designed. (August 22, 2012, Page 1)

College Hill reopening hits snag

Centerpoint workers are at College Hill Road this afternoon completing repairs on a broken gas line that stalled the reopening of the road Friday. (July 31, 2012, Page 1)

Grant allows Oxford to operate own emergency radio station

Oxford now has its own emergency radio station, AM 1630, to provide important public information, such as weather updates and warnings, road project updates and emergency preparedness tips. (May 11, 2012, Page 14A)

Severe weather expected today

Lafayette County could see wind gusts as high as 35 mph as a cold front moves into the area. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory and severe weather alert for the area. The cold front could produce dangerous thunderstorms with large hail and tornadoes. (March 2, 2012, Page 2A)

Preparing for wide ranges of bad weather

Last week was recognized as Severe Weather Awareness Week and Editor Don Whitten reminds readers of how varied the weather can be locally at this time of the year. Are you prepared for the extremes – from snow and ice storms to thunderstorms and tornadoes? (February 22, 2012, Page 4)

Avent Park may get lake

If a grant application is approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Oxford officials plan to build a small lake inside of Avent Park to help with flooding and drainage problems for those living in the area. (January 20, 2012, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

Barbara J. Smith writes to thank all of the community-minded volunteers who help The Pantry and to inform readers that specially-designed Pantry Donation cards are available for the holiday season. (November 14, 2011, Page 4A)

City gets grant for center

Oxford will receive the only FEMA grant funding this year for $750,000 to build an emergency management center on Molly Barr Road. (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)

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