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Water pressure still a problem

Several Oxford residents and businesses are still seeing only a trickle of water coming from their pipes since a fallen power pole sparked a series of events that lead to loss of water pressure around town Wednesday. (September 23, 2010, Page 1)

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    Shivers to run for county coroner

    Richard Shivers, owner of Shivers Towing, is tossing his hat into the ring for the race of County Coroner. A paramedic since 1985, Shivers says he has wanted to run for the County Coroner office for a long time, but did not want to run against long-time friend Lonnie Weaver. Now that Weaver resigned from his post, Shivers announced that he was going to run for the position. (September 13, 2010, Page 1A)

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      Hospital holds baby abduction drill

      Some visitors and staff members were alarmed when the hospital participated in an infant abduction drill at 11 a.m., Thursday. Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford had a campus-wide drill as part ongoing emergency preparedness training. (July 23, 2010, Page 2A)

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        Former principal, community leader dies after wasp sting

        Leonard Thompson, 73, died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi after being stung by a wasp, according to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy.

        Kennedy said Thompson went outside to put away his lawn mower. He came back inside his home on Highway 334 and told his wife he had been stung by a wasp.

        “He collapsed moments later,” Kennedy said.

        Thompson, who was instrumental in integrating the Oxford School District, was the first minority to graduate from the University of Mississippi graduate program in 1967. He became a principal at Central High the year  the schools integrated and was given the vice-principal job at Oxford High School. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.

        Share your memories of Thompson with The EAGLE in our comment section. (June 22, 2010)

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          Those who gave all

          While current and past veterans were recognized Monday,  the annual Memorial Day  ceremony at the National Guard Armory was a time to remember the veterans who didn’t make it back home. (June 1, 2010, Page 1A)

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            Talks continue on hospital’s future

            A recent meeting between city, county and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials was hailed as a positive meeting of the minds, albeit just one of many needed before the hospital’s future can be determined. (May 27, 2010, Page 1)

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              Hospital acquires new MRI unit

              Patients who need an MRI but may be afraid of closed-in spaces will now be able to get the diagnosis they need in comfort, thanks to the purchase of the new Siemens Espree open-bore MRI at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s Oxford Diagnostic Center. (February 25, 2010, Page 12)

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                Baptist continues talks with local officials with move in mind

                Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is continuing its talks with local government officials in hopes of buying its way out of a lease with the city of Oxford and Lafayette County to build a new $200 million regional hospital in Oxford. (February 23, 2010, Page 2)

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