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Alyssa Schnugg

Scruggs to fight second conviction

Fallen former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs will ask a federal judge Monday to vacate his conviction and the seven-year sentence he received in 2009 after pleading guilty to trying to influence a circuit court judge. (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

Conference Center wants facelift

An interior designer recommended $400K worth of changes and upgrades for the Oxford Conference Center Thursday to the Oxford Tourism Council. Designer Courtney Jones said the changes do not have to be made all at once and the first change she recommended is getting new chairs for the center. (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

Grant OK’d for new farmer’s market

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to accept a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday that would go toward the salary and other administration costs associated with starting up a new farmer’s market on city property. (March 21, 2012, Page 1)

OPD seizes 1 lb. of pot; $33K in cash

Oxford police officers uncovered more than a pound of marijuana and $33,398 in cash after conducting a traffic stop Monday night on Highway 6 East. Two Memphis men, Larry L. Miller and Rojard M. Lake, are in the Lafayette County Detention Center charged with possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana. (March 21, 2012, Page 2)

Speed hump policy tabled

The Oxford Board of Aldermen tabled a vote Tuesday to approve a new policy that would allow neighborhoods to apply for speed humps to give the Oxford Pathways Commission time to clean up and improve the draft. Read about the proposed policy and other business from Tuesday’s aldermen meeting into day’s EAGLE. (March 21, 2012, Page 2)

Square moves closer to paid parking

The Downtown Parking Advisory Commission will be interviewing four national parking managment firms on March 23. Whichever is selected, will work to help fix congestion and limited parking around the Square and could implement paid parking for premium spots. (March 16, 2012, Page 1A)

State Fire Academy offers rope-climbing class locally

Lafayette County Volunteer firefighters learned the basics of rope rescue during a two-week course offered by the State Fire Academy that culminated Saturday with the firefighters testing out for their certification. (March 16, 2012, Page 1B)

Bus service may expand

With enrollment at record highs, the University of Mississippi is willing to pay for more Oxford-University Transit buses to help shuttle poeple back and forth to outlining parking lots. (March 15, 2012, Page 1)

City OKs new look for former Walker building

Renovations to the former Walker building was approved by the Oxford Historic Commission on Tuesday. (March 14, 2012, Page 1)

Library services may be cut

A proposed 15 percent funding cut to the Mississippi Library Commission by Gov. Phil Bryant has several librarians worried about the longevity of the Magnolia database project (March 14, 2012, Page 1)

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