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Japan radiation fears hit Oxford

With experts predicting a radioactive plume coming from Japan could hit the west coast of the U.S. by Friday, locals here in Oxford are looking to stock up on potassium iodide pills, which have been show to reduce the risk of thyroid cancer after exposure to radiation. (March 17, 2011, Page 1)

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    County hires hospital negotiator

    The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has hired a Jackson attorney to help with negotiations with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. (March 16, 2011, Page 1)

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      Byars returns to school board

      Whitney Byars was reappointed Tuesday to the Oxford School Board for a five-year term. (March 16, 2011, Page 1)

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        Man uses spit as weapon

        The February grand jury handed down more than 100 indictments in February including formally charging Willie Ronald Johnson, 49, of Oxford for allegedly spitting on two Oxford Police officers after telling them he was HIV positive. See this and all the indictments handed down last month in today’s EAGLE. (March 15, 2011, Page 1)

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          Japan quake a near miss

          Several local efforts are underway to raise funds for Japan. One family, who moved from Tokyo to Oxford a week before the quake, is also getting involved. (March 15, 2011, Page 1)

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            Students compete in FFA contests

            Students from the Northern Mississippi region spent the day competing at the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology on Friday for the FFA Northern District Competition. (March 14, 2011, Page 1)

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              LGBT legal issues reviewed

              Lawyers and law school students were able to receive continuing legal education hours and learn about legal issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community during the first legal symposium directed at gay rights held Friday at the University of Mississippi. (March 14, 2011, Page 1)

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                Fighting crime, fires and fat

                The Oxford Police Department and Oxford Fire Department are going tummy-to-tummy in a Biggest Loser competition for the next eight weeks. The losing team will cook for the winning team. Read about their efforts to get healthy in today’s EAGLE. (March 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  OHS public hearing set

                  The city Planning Commission will determine whether the new Oxford High School site plan is a go or not on Monday. The request also unveiled the first images of the new school. (March 11, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Moran to step down as WV superintendent

                    Less than a year after being hired, Water Valley School District Superintendent Deborah Moran announced her resignation from the position.
                    Moran, who replaced Sammy Higdon last June, cited family health issues as the reason she was stepping down. She announced her plans earlier this week. She will officially step down June 30. (March 10, 2011, Page 1)

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