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Alyssa Schnugg

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)

Cable rates to increase in January

In November, Metrocast customers were notified their rates would be going up for several packages, including the basic package that consists mostly of local network stations and The Weather Channel. On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen agreed to write a letter to local law makers asking for their assistance in keeping rates down for basic cable users. (December 8, 2011, Page 1)

OCVB incomes increase

After struggling financially for the past couple of years, the Oxford Conference Center is ending 2011 with a 32 percent increase in revenue, according to director Hollis Green. (December 7, 2011, Page 1)

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)

Feedback sought on NCLB waiver

The Mississippi Department of Education held two meetings in Oxford Monday, seeking input from stakeholders — teachers, principals and parents — on the department’s efforts in seeking a waiver that would allow its schools to deviate away from the No Child Left Behind Act. (December 6, 2011, Page 2)

Better bids sought for silver

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and Oxford Board of Aldermen turned down all but one bid Monday on 42 bars of silver that were discovered this past summer in a safety deposit box. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)

Farmers’ market idea on hold

City officials agreed to hold off on the idea to build a pavilion for a new farmers’ market near the old National Guard Armory on University Avenue after Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board members and aldermen expressed concerns at a work session Monday afternoon. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)

Teacher returns home to open Plein Air Montessori School

Karyn Jankowski and her assistant Adrienne Brown hope to create an atmosphere where children enjoy learning and their pace at the Plein Air Monterssori School in Taylor that serves children from Oxford and Lafayette County, ages 2 and a half to 6 years old. (December 2, 2011, Page 1B)

Cambridge resident shoots suspected burglar

The Oxford Police Department is investigating a burglary that happened early this morning at Cambridge Station Apartments that left one suspect shot in the leg by a female when she returned home and found him in the apartment. OPD apprehended the suspect who is at the hospital being treated for his injuries. The second suspect is still at large. (December 2, 2011, Page 9A)

$5,000 reward offered in bank robbery

The Lafayette County Crimestopers and Bank of Holly Springs are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for robbing a bank in Abbeville on Tuesday. (December 2, 2011, Page 2A)

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