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Oxford Fire Department

New central fire station project advances

The City of Oxford is moving forward with a central fire station to be located on Molly Barr Road – somewhere. (July 22, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Federal grant money will help keep Oxford firefighters safe

    A grant has been awarded to the Oxford Fire Department for the purchase of safety goggles by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security. (June 22, 2011, Page 3)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Linda Sallis writes to congratulate and thank the Oxford Fire Department for its fundraising effort for tornado and storm victims as well as all else they do for the community, while June Rosentreter writes to recognize all of the local Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops who helped gather items for The Pantry. (May 11, 2011, Page 4)

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        OFD raises money for tornado victims

        The Oxford Fire Department raised $6,700 Thursday night at a benefit street dance and concert held in front of City Hall. The proceeds are going to purchase supplies needed by last week’s storm victims in Lafayette County. (May 6, 2011, Page 1A)

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          January fire that claimed two lives ruled accidental

          The fire that claimed the lives of two Oxford women in January has been ruled accidental, according to Oxford Fire Chief Mike Hill. The fire appeared to have been caused by a gas heater in the home. (April 12, 2011, Page 1A)

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            A smoke alarm for every home

            The Oxford Fire Department is kicking off a new program to make sure every house in Oxford has a working smoke detector. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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              Fighting crime, fires and fat

              The Oxford Police Department and Oxford Fire Department are going tummy-to-tummy in a Biggest Loser competition for the next eight weeks. The losing team will cook for the winning team. Read about their efforts to get healthy in today’s EAGLE. (March 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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                Local firefighters given Valor Award for heroic efforts

                Several Oxford firefighters were awarded for their valor and heroic efforts during a deadly fire in January where two woman lost their lives. The award was given to the firefighters on Friday in Jackson at the annual Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association banquet. (February 16, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Future of bowling alley unknown

                  When The Lanes bowling alley burned down last week, more than just bowling shoes and pins were destroyed.

                  “There was so much memorabilia up in that attic,” owner Gary Churchill said Monday about Oxford’s nearly 50-year-old bowling alley. “It’s just heart breaking”

                  Churchill owned the business, but rented the space from Robert and Kay Churchill, his aunt and uncle, who owned the building that housed the bowling alley and the Brass Monkey, which was owned separately by Chris Phillips and Ricky Bowles. (September 28, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Investigation continues into bowling alley fire

                    Fire officials from the Oxford Fire Department, the state Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are trying to determine what might have caused a fire that destroyed The Lanes bowling alley and Brass Monkey Sports Pub & Grub early Wednesday morning. (September 23, 2010, Page 2)

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