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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

Little relief from blistering heat

Temperatures are expected to hit 103 this weekend and could feel more like 105 to 114 with the heat index as humidity levels begin to climb today. Fire officials are asking everyone to be safe and use precautions setting off fireworks in the county or burning until when and if a burn ban is placed into effect for Lafayette County. (June 28, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Oxford to mark 175th birthday

Oxford will be celebrating its 175th birthday starting Saturday during the first Happy Birthday Oxford! Summer Fest sponsored by the Oxford Downtown Council. Along with a sidewalk sale from Square stores, family-orientated events will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the Courthouse lawn. (June 27, 2012, Page 1)

Putting the breaks on speeders

City engineers recently re-striped North 14th Street with double yellow lines in an effort to slow down traffic. (June 27, 2012, Page 1)

OPD wins big at LawFit competition

Oxford Police officers brought home several top awards last week during the National LawFit competition in Olive Branch. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)

Where’s Waldo? In Oxford, of course

Find Waldo in Oxford will kick off this weekend. Waldo, the loveable, elusive character will be making “appearances” around Oxford at 25 local businesses during July. At each place, players collect cards that can be traded in for prizes at Square Books Jr. on July 30. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)

Former Rebel, NFL player settles pit bull lawsuit

A former NFL player and his neighbors have settled an almost three-year-old lawsuit. Derrick Burgess was accused of allowing his 10 to 15 pitbulls run wild in the neighborhood by neighbors. The suit was settled and Burgess has installed an underground fence to keep the dogs in his yard. (June 27, 2012, Page 2)

Burglar hits Abbeville twice

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two burglaries that occurred in Abbeville Sunday night.
According to officials, a burglar attempted to break into the Abbeville Post Office and then broke into the Abbeville Bank. (June 26, 2012, Page 2)

Van Buren work ahead of schedule

Thanks to dry weather and hard-working crews, the sewer and water work on Van Buren Avenue is four to six weeks ahead of schedule, according to city officials. However, the work is not over yet. Van Buren will remain closed for the rest of the week and portions of East Jackson Avenue will have limited parking and short-tern lane closures. (June 26, 2012, Page 1, 3)

Bike lanes ‘chugging along’

Construction of bike lanes on South Lamar took ran into some delays but is now back on track, according to city officials. Several of the roads getting part of the 11 miles of bike lanes are now under construction. Read about the progress of the Pathways Phase 2 bike lane project in today’s EAGLE. (June 26, 2012, Page 1, 3)

Veterans Park opens Saturday

After almost three years of fundraising, local veteran associations will be officially opening the Veterans Memorial Park this Saturday at 10 a.m. during a dedication ceremony. (June 25, 2012, Page 1, 8)

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