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Alyssa Schnugg

Yankees plunder Oxford

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant learned that his army could live off the land when he attempted his first capture in 1862 of the Gibraltar of the South in Vicksburg, after the Battle of Shiloh. This was significant for the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County. His troops would plunder the homes and farms around Oxford for not only food supplies but also for personal items. (May 28, 2010, Page 3B)

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    Last minute things to do for your garden

    With the weather appearing set to stay warm on through the end of the spring and start of the summer, there are a wide variety of things that you may want to do in May or June to keep your outdoor gardens and landscaping luscious and colorful. The Oxford Garden Club offers several tips for local gardeners to consider. (May 28, 2010, Page 2B)

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      Marking Memorial Day

      Local veterans are asking area residents to help them remember those who have made the greatest sacrifice while serving their country.
      The annual Memorial Day Recognition Ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the National Guard Armory, located off the Sisk Avenue exit of Highway 7 N. (May 28, 2010, Page 1A)

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        Primary elections Tuesday

        On Tuesday, three Republican hopefuls will fight for the chance to run against Democrat Travis Childers in the First Congressional primary election. Running are former Fox news analyst Angela McGlowan, Sen. Alan Nunnelee and former Eupora mayor Henry Ross. The Tea Party Club of Oxford asked the candidates 20 questions. Read today’s EAGLE for a sampling of the questions or visit the Tea Party Club’s website for the full Q&A. (May 28, 2010, Page 1A)

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          Talks continue on hospital’s future

          A recent meeting between city, county and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials was hailed as a positive meeting of the minds, albeit just one of many needed before the hospital’s future can be determined. (May 27, 2010, Page 1)

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            OPD makes five arrests in separate burglaries

            The Oxford Police Department arrested five people in connection with several local burglaries.
            “Our detectives have been working nonstop,” Assistant Chief Joey East said. “We’re really proud of them. It shows their dedication and effort.” (May 27, 2010, Page 5)

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              Extension service director retiring

              After 26 years of helping others enjoy the outdoors, Mississippi State University Extension Service County Director Jon Ruscoe will be spending more time with Mother Nature and his own family after he retires at the end of June. (May 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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                Keeping safe, healthy during the season

                With the Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, it’s almost impossible to avoid mosquitoes, lots of sunshine and barbecues over the next few months.
                Taking a few extra steps can keep summer a safe and happy time for all residents. (May 26, 2010, Page 1A)

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                  Run-off solution sought

                  The Lafayette County Planning Commission has ordered the owners of Williams Equipment Co. to produce a plan of action on how it plans to curb erosion issues once and for all at its construction site located across  from the Cumberland subdivision. (May 25, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Former Oxford business owner jailed, extradited to Tennessee

                    Details are limited in the arrest of a former Oxford businessman who was picked up by the U.S. Marshal’s Service  on Wednesday and extradited to Tennessee.
                    Patrick E. Clark, 40, was discovered in New Albany by U.S. Marshals and brought to the Lafayette County Detention Center where he remained until the weekend.

                     (May 25, 2010, Page 2)

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