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Tallahatchie River bridge to honor veterans

OXFORD — Lafayette County supervisors will ask the Legislature to allow the new bridge spanning the Tallahatchie River to honor all veterans of the armed forces. Local members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars told supervisors on Tuesday that they support designating the structure as the “Veterans Memorial Bridge.” The Oxford Eagle reports the naming of the ...

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Trial set for alleged gang members in federal case

OXFORD — The trial of 14 alleged members of white supremacist prison gang in Mississippi is scheduled for April 27 in U.S. District Court in Oxford. The 14 are each charged with racketeering tied to violent crimes and drug distribution. Federal prosecutors announced indictments in November in Mississippi and Oklahoma. Eleven people were indicted in Oklahoma. Those indicted in Mississippi ...

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Columbarium project moves forward

OXFORD — Work on a columbarium on the grounds of the historic, city-owned Oxford Memorial Cemetery is expected to begin next spring. The Oxford Eagle reports the city is spending about $4,000 on 41 extra shutters, which go in front of the niche. The extras would be used if an original shutter is damaged or engraved incorrectly. The project calls ...

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Josh Hill joins Butler Snow in Oxford

Butler Snow has announced that Joshua A. Hill has joined the firm’s Oxford office. Hill is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Practice Group, and will focus his practice on pharmaceutical and medical device defense matters. “We’re excited about the unique experience and strong leadership skills that Josh brings to the firm,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman ...

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Hospital site dispute goes to Supreme Court

OXFORD — Opponents are fighting a judge’s order that lets the city of Oxford annex the site of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s new hospital without going through a formal proceeding. In March 2013, a Lafayette County chancery judge ruled in favor of several landowners who petitioned the court to allow Oxford to take in the property. The process is called ...

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Oxford High earns $44K for energy efficiencies

OXFORD, Miss. — The Oxford School District has received $44,439 for energy-saving efficiencies built into the new high school. Tennessee Valley Authority regional marketing manager David Sharp made the presentation Monday. Sharp says the rebate reflects 10 cents per kilowatt-hour of projected savings in the 220,000-square-foot school’s first year of operation. Among upgrades are motion detectors that cut back lighting ...

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Oxford‑Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce unveils 2014 class of the Leadership Lafayette

The Oxford‑Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its 2014 class of the Leadership Lafayette program. The 2014 class includes: Maranda Anderson, FNB Oxford; Steven Ash, Newk’s Eatery; Allissa Barkett, Volt; Angela Barlow, University of Mississippi; Joe Bishop, Oxford Police Department; Matt Bishop, Shelter Insurance; Gant Boone, Oxford University Bank; Dawn Boutwell, Alfa; Matt Burris, Mayo Mallette, PLLC; Courtney Cedotal, ...

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Supervisors reject tennis club's resort status request

OXFORD — The Lafayette County Board for Supervisors has declined to endorse resort status for a tennis club that wants to serve alcohol. Barney Chadwick, general manager for the Goose Creek Club in Wellsgate, will now need to gather 100 signatures in support of the resort status from neighbors and submit his request to the Mississippi Department of Revenue. “We ...

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Oxford tackles city's white tail deer population

The City of Oxford’s white tail deer management plan, which allows bow hunting within the city limits, is just completing its third year, and while the program is still battling some growing pains, the city’s “deer guy” says the program appears to be showing some returns. “We’re still waiting on hard numbers from this year’s season, but we’re getting reports ...

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East chosen as chief

Joey East is the new police chief in Oxford. East, the city’s assistant chief, was named to the post effective Feb. 1. East is the son of Lafayette County sheriff F.D. “Buddy” East. East will succeed Mike Martin, who is retiring. Martin was named police chief in September of 2007. The 42-year-old East has been in law enforcement for almost ...

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