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Alyssa Schnugg

Trustees select firm to invest city’s $30 million

The Oxford Municipal Reserve and Trust Fund Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to select Philadelphia, Pa.,-based Glenmede to serve as the investment manager of the city’s newly acquired $30 million from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. (February 24, 2012, Page 1A)

Learning the basics of sewing

The Mississippi State University Extension Service of Lafayette County offers several classes and programs throughout the year including a recent sewing class that taught first-time sewers the basics of sewing through creating their own potholders and pillows. (February 24, 2012, Page 1B)

Railing to make sidewalks safer on Square

The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved spending $12,000 to replace and provide new handrails along Van Buren Avenue where the sidewalk is uneven. (February 23, 2012, Page 1)

Tourism dollars increase in Oxford

Travel and tourism expenditures by visitors to Lafayette County were about $92 million in FY 2011, up from $83 million in FY 2009 and $85.7 million in FY 2010, according to figures released by the Mississippi Development Authority for the Fiscal Year 2011, which runs from July 2010 to June 2011. (February 23, 2012, Page 1)

City: Annex request has merits

Oxford Board of Alderman are considering whether or not to fight an annexation request by property owners hoping to sell 160 acres to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to use for its new regional hospital. (February 22, 2012, Page 1)

$350,000 lawsuit decision appealed

Harrison Banks, who was ordered to pay $350,000 in damages to Brandon Lockhart, who the courts claim he punched in the face in 2009, is appealing the jury’s decision to the Mississippi Supreme Court. (February 22, 2012, Page 2)

Historians, mayor discuss new historical marker

Oxford and University of Mississippi historians met Monday to decide how to cram 175 years of local history into 107 words on a new historicalk marker planned to be placed at City Hall. (February 21, 2012, Page 1)

More records placed online

Criminal and civil cases through the Third District Circuit Court in Lafayette County are now available online through Delta Computer Systems. Joining them on the information highway are the Lafayette County general and vendor ledgers through Three Rivers Planning and Development District. (February 20, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

Oxford plans celebration for 175th anniversary

Oxford turns 175 years old this year and will be celebrating with a three-month-long birthday party that will begin with the Double Decker Arts Festival and end after the Fourth of July. (February 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Poster artist aimed for bold, colorful

Laurel artist Sean Starwars was selected to design this year’s Double Decker Arts Festival poster. (February 17, 2012, Page 12A)

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