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Alyssa Schnugg

Preservation tables building demolitions

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission tabled two discussions involving the possible demolition of two unrelated buildings. (May 9, 2012, Page 2)

Local Boy Scouts use skills to help fellow scout

Cameron Tucker, 14, is grateful his fellow Boy Scouts were there for him Saturday when he tripped and fell over a rock in the woods of Sipsey, Ala. (May 9, 2012, Page 3)

Bigamist, Taylor arson cases top April court term

The April court term for the Lafayette County Circuit Court wrapped up at the end of April. Read today’s EAGLE for highlights on some of the more notable cases and a listing of all felony cases disposed of during the term, including DUI appeals. (May 9, 2012, Page 1, 8)

City-run farmers’ market doesn’t sprout

After several heated meetings and discussions on the creation of a city-run market, the necessary legislation needed to form the market died in committee in Jackson. For the city to run the market, it needed approval from the Mississippi Legislature in the form of “local and private legislation.” That bill, sponsored by Oxford Rep. Brad Mayo, died on the last day of the legislative session. (May 9, 2012, Page 1)

Relay for Life brings in more than $33K

Organizers for the Oxford-Lafayette Relay for Life say the past weekend’s event was successful, in both raising money for the American Cancer Society and community involvement. (May 8, 2012, Page 2)

Fauklner’s Alley could get facelift

A Leadership Lafayette team is hoping to reduce vandalism and people drawing on the walls of Faulkner’s Alley by putting up several works of art, working with the theory that if something appears well cared for, people will take better care of it. The Courthouse Preservation Commission approved the project Monday, however the group still needs the approval of the Board of Aldermen before moving forward. (May 8, 2012, Page 2)

WV sends off adopted troop

About 150 troops from the 289th Engineer Battalion of the U.S. National Guard Armory in Water Valley were given a send-off celebration Sunday by the VFW in Water Valley. (May 7, 2012, Page 1, 10)

City offers summer jobs to youths

The city of Oxford, through a grant by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, will be hiring more than 20 area youths, from 16 to 25 to work for the city for 10 weeks this summer doing mostly outdoor work. Applications are being accepted through 5 this evening at City Hall. (May 4, 2012, Page 2A)

Unsolved murders few but active

Investigators from area sheriff’s departments are still actively pursuing several unsolved murder cases. Read about them in today’s EAGLE. (May 4, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

Relay for Life is an event about hope

The Relay for Life will begin Friday night at 6 p.m. and go until 6 a.m. Saturday in the J.C. Penney parking lot. The Relay will raise funds for cancer research by the American Cancer Society. (May 3, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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