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Fourth of July

Most local drivers heed warnings

The Oxford Police Department reported making only two arrests for DUI during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. (July 8, 2013, Page 2)

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    Keeping safe this Fourth of July

    The Fourth of July is a time for family gatherings, fireworks and barbecues. To keep the holiday a pleasant day for Oxonians, fire officials are asking everyone to take a few extra steps to ensure everyone’s celebration remains a good one. (July 2, 2013, Page 3)

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      July 4 begins with a bang

      There is no shortage in Fourth of July events in Oxford this year with new and old favorites beginning on Wednesday that will honor veterans, raise money for area organizations and speak to the spirit.

      (more…) (July 2, 2013, Page 1)

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        Vendors, volunteers needed for Fourth of July

        Vendors are needed for the Grove and children’s parade for Fourth of July and volunteers are needed for all activities. For more information, contact Pam Swain at the Chamber of Commerce at 234-4561 on vendors or Volunteer Oxford at 236-6662 for volunteering. (June 12, 2013, Page 3A)

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          Fourth of July activities ramped up

          This year’s Fourth of July festivities have been made bigger and better to help Oxford celebrate its 175th birthday along with Independence Day. (July 3, 2012, Page 1, 3)

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            Welcoming the new American citizens …

            Dr. Marie M. Husni addressed the new American citizens who took the oath of citizenship earlier this year, and she offers, in a guest column, an adaptation of that speech as a tribute to the United States and to the opportunities it offers. (July 3, 2012, Page 4)

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              Volunteers needed for Fourth of July

              Volunteer Oxford is asking the community to come out and enjoy the Fourth of July events and take a few minutes to volunteer some time to make Oxford’s 175th birthday a success. To learn about volunteer opportunities for the Fourth, read today’s EAGLE or visit (June 29, 2012, Page 3A)

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                A red, white and blue morning

                The Fourth of July kicked off Monday morning with the Stars and Stripes 5K and Family Fun Run, sponsored by the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society. The annual children’s parade followed. (July 5, 2011, Page 3)

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                  Rain can’t dampen 4th festivities

                  Despite the mid-afternoon rain on Monday, the Fourth of July activities in the Grove continued on with a slight hiccup for the live music which was delayed about 90 minutes. (July 5, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Rain delays July 4 events

                    UPDATE — An afternoon thunderstorm on Independence Day has pushed back events in the Grove by about an hour. Organizer Kate Rosson said bands would begin playing at about 5 or 5:30 p.m. Children’s events including a petting zoo were being set up at about 4:30, and fireworks over Oxford-University Stadium are still slated for nightfall.

                    (more…) (July 4, 2011)

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