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Alyssa Schnugg

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)

Oxford, local actors ready for their close-up this weekend

This year’s community film project, “The Show Must Go On,” will feature about 130 Oxonians. The 25-minute dark comedy will be shown at various times this weekend during the Oxford Film Festival. For more about film, turn to today’s Oxford Living section on 1B. (February 10, 2012, Page 1B)

Three set for Ward 6 election

Ward 6 residents will be electing one of three candidates Tuesday to fill the Ward 6 seat on the Board of Aldermen. Read some of their stances on local issues in today’s EAGLEVoting will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Oxford Activity Center. (February 10, 2012, Page 1A)

Grandparents play important role in youths’ lives

Life hasn’t been easy for 15-year-old Desirae Gladney and 13-year-old Jacob McBride, but the two students haven’t let that stop them from overcoming obstacles. The two were awarded the Youth Character Award Tuesday night from the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association. (February 9, 2012, Page 1)

Roberts named Officer of the Year

Capt. Darren Roberts, with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department received the Officer of the Year award Tuesday night during the annual Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association’s awards dinner. Linda Sockwell, parking enforcer with the Oxford Police Department won the Support Personnel of the Year award. (February 9, 2012, Page 1)

City approves church building demolition

The Oxford Board of Aldermen gave representatives of First Baptist Church permission to tear down a dilapidated home on operty the church purchased in 2010. Their actions overturn an earlier decision by the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission to require the church to preserve the structure. (February 8, 2012, Page 1)

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