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Aldermen OK $23 million budget

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the $23 million 2012-13 Fiscal Budget Tuesday during a recessed meeting. (September 12, 2012, Page 1, 14)

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    Thank Your Local Firefighter Day – every day

    Firefighters and fire trucks are not something that you really want to see around your home or place of business, but it’s still good to know they’re there. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at their professionalism during a recent unplanned visit to The Oxford EAGLE. (August 17, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Location changed for new fire station

      City officials are looking at land located near the U.S. Post Office on McElroy Drive for the location of a new central fire station. (July 20, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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        Firehouse Subs provides OFD with new tools

        The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded the Oxford Fire Department $19,000 in extrication equipment recently that will allow firefighters to rescue people in a faster and safer manner. (December 8, 2011, Page 2)

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          City, OFD crack down on 2 Square restaurants

          During a special meeting of the Oxford Board of Aldermen Monday, the board agreed to send a letter to three Square restaurants informing them that they need to either build a second exit or keep their capacity down to 49 or face sanctions for violating state fire codes. (December 7, 2011, Page 2)

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            In the right place at the right time

            Two local men, a firefighter and a police officer, helped save the lives of two women in unrelated incidents recently. Read about their heroic efforts in today’s EAGLE. (November 1, 2011, Page 1)

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              Local firemen featured in 2012 MBF calendar

              Eight Oxford firefighters are being featured in the 2012 Mississippi Firefighters Calendar, sponsored by the Mississippi Burn Foundation. To order a calendar, visit www.mfmba.org. (October 26, 2011, Page 2)

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                Some alarmed by fire code inspections

                While few violations were found on the Square, city fire inspectors were double checking occupancy levels at many restaurants and bars on the Square on Thursday night. These inspections are expected to continue through the weekend. There are questions from business owners, however, about the frequency and randomness of the checks. (October 14, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Firefighters to climb in memory of fallen

                  Seven Oxford Fire Department firefighters will be attending the Kansas City 9/11 Memorial Climb this weekend in remembrance of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives when the Twin Towers in NYC burned and collapsed after the terrorist attacks.

                   (September 9, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Fire department flushes hydrants

                    Oxford firefighters are making the rounds to city neighborhoods to flush the fire hydrants in order to clean the system and measure how much water each hydrant is capable of putting out. (July 22, 2011, Page 5A)

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