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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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    A smoke alarm for every home

    The Oxford Fire Department is kicking off a new program to make sure every house in Oxford has a working smoke detector. (March 25, 2011, Page 1A)

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      Preservation commissions consider changes

      The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission and the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission are working with the city planner’s office to make changes to the demolition requirements and request. Both commissions will vote on the amended ordinance before taking it to the Board of Aldermen. (March 24, 2011, Page 2)

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        Pilot in fatal crash identified

        The man killed last week in a crash of a twin-engine airplane in Smyrna, Tenn. has been identified as Roc Abou-Sakher, 60, of McEwen, Tenn. who died March 11 when his Cessna 310 crashed about four miles away from the Smyrna Airport. (March 18, 2011, Page 2A)

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          Howorth making way back into public service

          On Thursday, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate former mayor Richard Howorth to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. (March 18, 2011, Page 1A)

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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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              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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                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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                  Cut trees along path concerns walker

                  In December, trees were cut down by a contractor through North East Mississippi Electrical Power Association in December to clear them away from low-hanging power lines. The trees and branches have been left behind haphazardly along the walking and bike paths that are part of the Oxford Pathways project. (March 10, 2011, Page 2)

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                    Too far away for comfort?

                    Assisted living facilities for seniors, veterans and persons with development disabilities in Lafayette County were all built where they are today largely because of their close proximity to where Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is currently located.

                    But now, with Baptist officials planning on moving the hospital, officials from those facilities are concerned about the possible impact the move might have on their residents — particularly if the site selected for the new $300 million facility will be where Baptist affiliates recently purchased 107 acres off Highway 6 West, about seven miles away from where the hospital is currently. (March 8, 2011, Page 1)

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