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Friday, August 29, 2014

Jimmy Allgood

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)

Security cameras almost ready

The new camera security cameras on the Square are almost ready to begin monitoring any action downtown. (August 16, 2011, Page 1)

Being prepared

The city of Oxford is hoping to be awarded a $750,000 grant from FEMA toward the construction of an emergency operations center. (June 8, 2011, Page 1A)

Safety Fair slated for Saturday

Sponsored by the North Central Mississippi Medical Reserve Corps, the Safety Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the grounds of the Oxford Conference Center off Sisk Avenue. (June 3, 2011, Page 1A)

Local homeowners seek shelter from storms

In a season that’s seen a series of deadly storms pass through the Southeast and witnessed devastation in cities like Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Joplin, Mo., Oxford-area residents are keen to find a way to add a shelter in or near their homes. (June 3, 2011, Page 1B)

Another storm blows through

While no tornadoes were reported, straight-line winds that blew through Lafayette County Wednesday night toppled dozens of trees cause some minor to moderate damage on several homes throughout the Oxford area and widespread power outages. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)

Recent reports reveal damage to homes, businesses

With Lafayette County now a federal disaster area, more help is on the way. For those impacted, call 1-800-621-FEMA. (May 2, 2011, Page 1A)

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