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Alyssa Schnugg

Double Decker lineup revealed


Award winning Gospel and rhythm and blues artist Mavis Staples will be the Saturday night headliner at this year’s Double Decker Arts Festival. Friday night’s ticketed event will feature Charlie Mars, Deer Tick and Iron and Wine. (February 17, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

Movie crews set to arrive next week

Movie crews for the film, “Admissions” are expected to start arriving next week, according to Mary-Katherine Herrington, tourism director for the Oxford Convention and Vistors Bureau. (February 16, 2012, Page 5)

Is annex request hospital related?

Local land owners are asking a Chancery Court judge to allow their 160 acres of property to be annex into the city of Oxford have some wondering if this site is on a short list of possibilities for the location of a new proposed $250 million regional medical facility from Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. A hearing on the annexation is set for April 3. (February 16, 2012, Page 1)

Homewoner granted another month in demolition case

The Oxford Historic Prservation Commission voted Tuesday to table a decision on whether to impose sanctions on a homeowner for failing to maintain a home on Madison Avenue. (February 15, 2012, Page 2)

Two in Ward 6 runoff


Katie Morrison and Jason Bailey will face off once again on Feb. 28 in the race for Ward 6 alderman. Morrison and Bailey both earned about 49 percent of the votes however, before a winner could have been declared, one of them had to win by more than 50 percent. A third candidate, Liz Barrett had 11 votes (February 15, 2012, Page 1)

Is Taylor Road busy enough?

The Oxford Planning Commission granted a special zoning request for a proposed 336-unit planned unit development, of PUD, that will combine apartment living with neighborhood-friendly commercial businesses off Old Taylor Road. (February 14, 2012, Page 1)

Class helps family members of mentally ill

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Mississippi is hosting a 12-week free Family to Family Education Program for caretakers, loved ones and family of those living with mental illness. To register, call 800-357-0388. (February 14, 2012, Page 3)

Local lawsuit to join others against Facebook

A local lawsuit against social media giant Facebook will be combined with at least 11 other identical lawsuits that have been filed around the country. (February 14, 2012, Page 2)

Smoke-free advocates push no smoking legisation

The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, along with representatives from other smoke-free advocate groups met last week to try to spread the word and gain support for a second-hand smoke-free legislation being presented at this year’s Legislative session. (February 13, 2012, Page 1A)

Film fest crowds pack theaters

Awards were handed out Saturday night at the Malco movie theater during the annual Oxford Film Festival. In its ninth year, organizers were happy with the turnout and are already planning for next year’s 10th anniversary show. Read about the festival and see the list of winners in today’s EAGLE. (February 13, 2012, Page 1A)

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