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Monday, March 2, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

Sunday Focus – Bridge replaced

The 1950s-era, steel-truss bridge over the Tallahatchie River on the northern border of Lafayette County on Highway 7 is being taken down. Traffic has been successfully switched over to a new, more spacious and modern bridge. (March 1, 2015, Page 1A)

Election update

Eight people waited until the last day to qualify for local elections in Lafayette County. As the clock ticked down to 5 p.m. Friday, several candidates waited at the Lafayette County Courthouse to see if anyone would come to qualify at the last minute. (March 1, 2015, Page 1A)

Back on track?

Plans to complete two building projects that have stalled and left holes in Oxford’s downtown are back on track, according to developers.

 (February 27, 2015, Page 1, 12)

Snow brings closings, risky roads

Garbage collection, school and events have been canceled for today due to snow.

 (February 26, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

Tom Freeland: Someone I am proud to call a friend

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls her first and last meetings with local attorney Tom Freeland, who passed away last weekend. She remembers his help, his knowledge, his support and his wave and smile. (February 26, 2015, Page 4A)

Pack-A-Thon looking for volunteers

By Alyssa Schnugg

Staff Writer

 

Volunteers for this year’s Feed the Hunger Pack-A-Thon are asking folks to spend a couple of hours packing nutritious meals for children who may otherwise do without.

Mary Katherine Perry, founder of the Oxford event, said she’s seen first-hand where the meals go during two trips to Kenya with the Feed the Hunger organization.

(more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 1A, 6A)

Deadline to qualify for elections Friday

By Alyssa Schnugg

Staff Writer

 

Several offices are still uncontested in Lafayette County as the qualifying deadline approaches.

Those bouncing back and forth on whether to toss their hat into the election ring have until 5 p.m. Friday to make up their minds.

(more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

Saying goobye to a renaissance man

The Oxford community mourned the loss of attorney Tom Freeland, who died Saturday after complications from surgery.

 (February 24, 2015, Page 3, 5)

Firefighters move into station

After more than two years in the making, Oxford firefighters with Station No. 1 moved into a new station last week that’s not only much roomier, it even has a brass pole to slide down.

 (February 24, 2015, Page 1)

Clinic offers fresh start

Those wishing to get a fresh start and leave a past mistake in the past can learn how its done Saturday during a free Expungement Clinic at the University of Mississippi. (February 23, 2015, Page 1, 12)

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