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MDOT to move paupers’ graves

The Mississippi Department of Transportation asked the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for a place to relocate a paupers cemetery that will be in the way of future road expansion. The board voted to wait until ground penetrating radar could tell them more information. (May 20, 2014, Page 1)

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    Water line shift could affect thousands

    A necessary move of a water line Sunday could affect about 2,000 households Sunday afternoon, according to city officials. The line move will affect homes on the Royal Oaks Subdivision, The Links and other various developments around Anderson Road. (May 16, 2014, Page 1A)

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      Summer job program teaches life, work skills

      The city of Oxford and MDOT will team up this summer to help employee 10 area youths who will work for 20 hours a week earning $9 an hour, while learning valuable life and employment skills. (May 13, 2014, Page 2)

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        Old Taylor bridge to be closed Monday

        The Old Taylor Road bridge will be closed Monday for the summer while MDOT widens the bridge in preparation for new roundabouts at each end of the bridge. A temporary bypass has been built from Old Taylor Road, crossing through the former Whirlpool complex, and connecting to Coliseum Boulevard. (May 9, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)

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          MDOT to help clean up highways

          The Mississippi Department of Transportation and its employees will be cleaning up highways all over Mississippi Tuesday and officials are asking drivers to use caution while they are out picking up trash from the side of the road. (March 31, 2014, Page 1)

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            More snow, ice expected tonight

            Roads in Oxford and Lafayette County aren’t expected to clear up a whole lot during the next 24 hours, and local and state officials are recommending drivers stay off area roads if possible. (more…) (February 11, 2014, Page 1)

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              OPD to help keep Oxford clean

              The Oxford Police Department is adopting Highways 6 and 7 as part of MDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program. (February 7, 2014, Page 2B)

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                Road projects to bring traffic relief

                Several road projects are coming down the pipe for Lafayette County to help ease congestion around Oxford. (January 24, 2014, Page 1A)

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                  Highway 7 ramp to be widened

                  The Highway 7 north ramp coming onto University Avenue will soon be widened to allow cars making a right-hand turn more room to do so. (January 23, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Town Hall meeting focuses on highway funds

                    A recent town hall meeting held by the Mississippi Senate Highway Committee in Oxford focused on ways to generate revenue to help maintain Mississippi’s highways and road both on a state and local level. (December 20, 2013, Page 5A)

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