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Alyssa Schnugg

Cold front could bring heavy storms

A cold front moving into the area tonight is expected to bring thunderstorms that could produce hail, damaging winds and possibly a tornado. It will take temperatures down more than 30 degrees during the day with the high on Saturday and Sunday in the low 80s and lows at night of 55 degrees. (September 7, 2012, Page 2A)

Nurse finalist in ‘Amazing Nurses’ contest

Oxford resident Edwin Koen is a Top 10 finalist in the national competition, “Amazing Nurses,” sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Koen has been a registered nurse since 1984 and has worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Voting for the No. 1 spot continues through Sept. 28. (September 6, 2012, Page 1)

Rash of car burglaries reported

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents in the northern part of Oxford to keep their vehicles secure and watch for suspicious people in their neighborhoods after a rash of vehicle burglaries Wednesday night. (September 6, 2012, Page 2)

Parking lot contract OK’d

The city of Oxford is now the owner of a new parking lot. Aldermen approved Tuesday spending $2.35 million for almost an acre of land near the existing city parking lot behind the Vieux Carré building. Read about the contract and other city business that happened at Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting in today’s EAGLE. (September 5, 2012, Page 2)

Sewer pipe closes Bickerstaff

Heavy rains blamed for pipe failure on Bickerstaff Drive. City officials say the road will be closed between Oxford Station and Cambridge Station apartments for about a week until the pipe and road are repaired. (September 5, 2012, Page 1)

Nearly 70 arrested during first home game, holiday weekend

Local law enforcement were kept busy this weekend during Ole Miss’s first home game and the Labor Day holiday. While there were several arrests for DUI, officials say it’s drunk walkers they are going to be keeping a closer eye on. (September 4, 2012, Page 1)

Heavy rains cause flash floods

A remnant of Tropical Storm Isaac wreaked havoc Sunday night, dumping 4 to 6 inches of rain in 90 minutes. Several roads and some homes were flooded. (September 4, 2012, Page 1)

Dog’s health issues persist after abuse

Ginger, a 14-month-old Lab found a new lease on life with a family in Vermont after being rescued by an Oxford man in February. However, months of neglect are still taking its toll on the lively pup. (September 4, 2012, Page 10)

Widening of Hwy. 7 getting closer

If you live or own a business along Highway 7 South and have been wondering if your property will be affected by the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s plans to widen the highway, you should know either way n the next couple of weeks. (September 3, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

Women share tips on game day decorations

Decorating your tent for tailgating in the Grove shouldn’t break your wallet, according to Julie Wilson and Lynn Pittman of Oxford Floral who put on an hour-long lecture last week at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library on tailgating decorating tips and ideas. (August 31, 2012, Page 1B, 3B)

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