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Officials welcome Baptist decision

While the final site for a new $300 million hospital has not been selected as of Monday, county and city officials are breathing a collective sigh of relief over knowing where the new hospital won’t be going.

Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced Monday during the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, that the hospital will no longer consider building the new facility on land located on Highway 6 West, a few miles outside Oxford’s city limits. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)

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    Lamar House officially opens

    The doors to the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum officially opened Friday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the newly renovated home. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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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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