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One local resident disturbed by the growing number of trash along the road side over the past month asks the community to remember… keep Oxford clean and beautiful. (September 6, 2010, Page 4A)

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    The origin of Ole Miss football

    Saturday, Nov. 11, 1893, was the first time an organized football-game was played by students of the University of Mississippi. Oxford EAGLE columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes readers back to the scene of that first game coached by Dr. A.L. Bondurant. (September 3, 2010, Page 5B)

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      Sunday sales OK with owners

      If Sunday alcohol sales are allowed in Oxford, most local bar and restaurant operators say they would support expanding alcohol services. A survey conducted by the Oxford EAGLE found that most restaurants are in support of Sunday sales and agree the issue is important, but owners are not sure if they would open just because of alcohol sales. (August 16, 2010, Page 1)

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        Curtain rises on this week’s Faulkner Conference

        The 37th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference opening event was ideal. For visitors, the evening was a perfect mix of a hot Mississippi summer, good food, and lots of talk about William Faulkner. This year’s conference focus is Faulkner and film. During the opening event Faulkner scholar Matt Ramsey, introduced the opening night film “Roads of  Glory.” (July 19, 2010, Page 1)

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          Missing more days has more serious consequences

          School is serious business to the Oxford School Board. Beginning this year, the district is taking measures to ensure students and parents make attendance a priority. (July 13, 2010, Page 3B)

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            A parking garage in city’s future?

            Ongoing parking woes and a discussion over the need for a parking garage downtown resurfaced at Tuesday’s Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting. City Engineer Bart Robinson presented a proposal for a new parking study for the city, but noted that several parking studies have been done since 2002 and another may not be necessary.

            The city will continue to look into the feasibility of a parking structure downtown. (May 5, 2010, Page 6)

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              Out on the Street in Istanbul

              OUT ON THE STREET – Oxford Town street beat reporter Phyllis Nobles slipped out of town about 10 weeks ago and literally hit the streets of Istanbul where she now works seasonally as an English teacher. In an effort to keep her Oxford ties strong, Nobles reports in this week to give us a glimpse of the Turkish culture as well as a heads up on when she expects to be hitting our streets again. This week’s Oxford Town features Nobles in the streets of Istanbul as she plans her return as a regular at Bottletree. (April 29, 2010, Page 12)

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                Will hot dog cart remain?

                A law aimed at cracking down on transient vendors is on hold as the Oxford Board of Aldermen tries to figure out how to word the measure in a way that it doesn’t harm small businesses, such as the popular hot dog cart frequently parked outside the Freeland Law Firm. (April 21, 2010, Page 1)

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                  Leaping back to the ’80s

                  Leap Frog, started as an outreach program at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church and now a nonprofit organization serving more than 90 first- and second-grade students, will be taking on some time travel in its upcoming fundraiser, an April 29 “Leap Back in time ’80s Prom Bash.” (April 12, 2010, Page 3A)

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                    Square too flashy?

                    The Oxford Planning Commission approved Monday a change in the city’s sign regulations that could soon lead to fewer neon signs and banners on the Square, if the change is approved by the Oxford Board of Aldermen.

                     (March 10, 2010, Page 1)

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