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Alyssa Schnugg

Boys & Girls Club offers Spanish class

University of Mississippi students are volunteering their time at the Barksdale Boys and Girls Club of Oxford two days a week to teach Spanish to club members. (March 5, 2012, Page 1A)

Local artists turn old chairs into works of art

The Best Seat in the House art show and auction features 22 chairs donated to the arts council and refurbished by local artists. The art show will be held on March 5-27 at the Powerhouse. Several of the chairs are located around the Square. Can you find them? (March 2, 2012, Page 1B)

Severe weather expected today

Lafayette County could see wind gusts as high as 35 mph as a cold front moves into the area. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory and severe weather alert for the area. The cold front could produce dangerous thunderstorms with large hail and tornadoes. (March 2, 2012, Page 2A)

‘Admissions” film delayed

The filming of the major motion picture, “Admissions,” in Oxford and on the University of Mississippi campus has been delayed, according to the film’s writer, due to scheduling issues. (March 2, 2012, Page 2A)

Oxford may soon expand

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Thursday to allow City Attorney Pope Mallette to notify the Lafayette County Chancery Court that it will not object to an annexation request from property owners hoping to sell their land to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. (March 2, 2012, Page 1A)

Slow down, you drive too fast

City officials are looking into creating a policy to allow neighborhoods to request speed humps on their streets. (March 2, 2012, Page 1A)

Technology can spoil you rotten

Eagle staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has learned a bit about technology and how we’re becoming a bit spoiled, and she wonders what stories we’ll be telling our grandchildren about “back when we …” (March 2, 2012, Page 4A)

Pantry names Volunteers of the Year

Charles Lemmons and Lloyd McManus were recently awarded The Pantry’s Volunteers of the Year for their service to the food bank sincee the mid-1990s.
 (March 1, 2012, Page 1)

BMX track waits for grass

Before Oxford’s new BMX bike track can be used, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, which helped fund the project, requires that the entire track be covered in permanent grass to prevent erosion. A BMX track special contractor would then come in to build five jumps to make the track suitable for tournaments and BMX-sanctioned events. (March 1, 2012, Page 1)

Bailey new Ward 6 alderman

Jason Bailey won the Ward 6 alderman election by 27 votes. Bailey was 13 votes a head when polls closed Tuesday night, however 25 affidavit votes were counted this morning by the Oxford Election Commission. Bailey was declared the winner over fellow candidate Katie Morrison at 10:45 this morning. (February 29, 2012, Page 1)

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