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Another roadblock to safety?

If city and county officials sign a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, an improved intersection at Highway 6 and West Jackson Avenue could still be three years out.

But whether that MOU will be signed anytime soon is still under debate by city and county officials. Both sides have admitted in public meetings to having “issues” with the MOU. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Eating ‘green’ easier

    During Oxford’s Green Week, area restaurants are presenting foods that are considered “green” because are bought locally and/or are grown organically. Eating green is being highlighted as part of the Green Week activities. Read about “green” food in today’s EAGLE. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Group effort made to bring vets’ home to Oxford

      The community worked together to bring the Mississippi State Veterans Home to Oxford in 1996 – four years after the State Veteran’s Affairs Board announced its intent to build three homes around Mississippi. Today, the community’s support of the home is just as important as it was 15 years ago. To help show support of our veterans, the Oxford EAGLE will be running a weekly profile of several veterans living at the home today. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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        20-year-old man dies from unknown causes

        Christopher Caleb Wesley, 20, was found dead in his apartment on Countryview Road at about noon on Thursday. Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said the cause of death is unknown but appears to have been natural causes. (April 15, 2011, Page 2A)

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          More details needed, not less

          The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission voted down an idea to change the ordinance that would allow people to demolish residences without a plan for a new structure, citing that just a landscape plan would not be enough. (April 14, 2011, Page 2)

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            MS walk set for this Saturday at Lamar Park

            The annual Walk MS in Oxford will be held this Saturday at Lamar Park. Sponsored by the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 3-mile walk will start at 9 a.m. (April 14, 2011, Page 1)

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              Hospital gives veterans a good night’s sleep

              Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi donated $15,000 toward 10 new electrical beds for the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford recently. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)

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                January fire that claimed two lives ruled accidental

                The fire that claimed the lives of two Oxford women in January has been ruled accidental, according to Oxford Fire Chief Mike Hill. The fire appeared to have been caused by a gas heater in the home. (April 12, 2011, Page 1A)

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                  Youngsters enjoy yarn bombing

                  Members of the Barksdale Boys & Girls Club of Oxford made their clubhouse a little more colorful Monday after an afternoon of yarn bombing. (April 12, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Oxford’s first female police officer dies at 80

                    Martha Quay Barton Hudson, 80, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was Oxford’s first unofficial female police officer who worked on the Square doing traffic control when Oxford Elementary was located where the U.S. Federal Building now stands. (April 11, 2011, Page 2A)

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