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State Rep. Akins to retire

Noal Akins announced his retirement after eight years in the District 12 House of Representatives. Ward 6 Oxford Alderman Brad Mayo (R) announced his intention to run. (March 31, 2011, Page 1)

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    Kayaking for a cause

    Ole Miss students Bowman Hitchens and Rob Treppendahl are planning a 60-day journey down the Mississippi River this summer to raise $50,000 for Interfaith Compassion Ministries in Oxford. Watch a video about the duo’s journey here.

     (March 31, 2011, Page 1)

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      Man sentenced to 9 years for burning bar

      Wayne Allen Stoker, 45, of Oxford was sentenced Monday by District Judge Neal B. Biggers to serve 108 months — or nine years — following his guilty plea in 2010 where he admitted to knowingly and maliciously damaging and destroying The Dam Bar by means of fire. He will be placed on three years of supervised release after his sentence in completed. Biggers also ordered Stoker to pay $211,000 in restitution. In court, Stoker admitted his motivation was racial hatred. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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        World War II veteran flies high

        World War II veteran and Azalea Gardens resident Hugh Newton took to the skies Tuesday in a 1943 Boeing Stearman, owned by Bill and Darryl Fisher of Salem, Ore. who are touring the country and giving free rides to veterans. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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          NOTE TO HOME SUBSCRIBERS

          Due to technical difficulties, home delivery of today’s edition of The EAGLE may be later than usual in some areas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. (March 30, 2011)

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            Having our say

            Locals took part in a state wide survey as part of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi action plan on Tuesday. The show is visiting 20 communities in the state to get feedback before organizing a plan in the fall on how the state can improve. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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              New OHS plans approved

              Construction can now begin on the $30 million new Oxford High School after the city planning commission approved the site plan on Tuesday.

              For video of architect Michael Jones, click here. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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                Sight Savers brings world into focus

                About 15 children from all over north Mississippi attended the Sight Savers America clinic this past Friday. A handful of them went home with a closed circuit television while the others took home other various visions aids, including telescopes, handheld magnifiers and Braille equipment. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Domestic violence director responds to complaints

                  Talaunja Eskridge, the executive director of the Domestic Violence Project, said she is working to ensure Oxford’s only shelter for victims of domestic violence remains open after the Secretary of State’s Office issued a “cease and desist” order Monday against the shelter for continuing to solicit donations. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

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                    School building boom about to begin

                    Oxford School Board of Trustees approved several construction related items at Monday’s board meeting including approving bonds and starting a Della Davidson Elementary project to add eight classrooms. The board will attend tonight’s Oxford Planning Commission at 5 that will be held at the high school. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

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