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Alyssa Schnugg

New shelter efforts move forward

Members of the newly formed Patricia Edwards-Aschoff Center for Victims of Domestic Violence Board of Directors are continuing their work to being a new shelter to Oxford. (February 2, 2012, Page 1)

Cops, book store nab thief

A book thief, who was caught in the act last year at Off Square Books, was sentenced to five years of probation last month during the January court term of the Lafayette County Circuit Court. Read about the sting operation between the Oxford Police Department and the owner and employees of Off Square Books, and other cases settled during the court term in today’s EAGLE. (February 1, 2012, Page 1)

Ward 6 candidates share views

The three candidate vying for the Ward 6 alderman seat met for a question-and-answer session with citizens Tuesday night at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library for an hour. Read about their views on a variety of subjects in today’s EAGLE. (February 1, 2012, Page 1)

Mom: Pardon of son’s killer unfair

Norma Tallant Cain still misses her son, Scott Tallant, who was killed in 1991 by a drunk driver. Her pain has been amplified recently with her son’s killer being pardoned by former governor Haley Barbour earlier this month. Read her story in today’s EAGLE. (January 31, 2012, Page 1)

Boys & Girls Club reveals new technology lab

Barksdale Boys & Girls Club members are enjoying new computers that were recently donated to the club from the Lafayette-Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow. (January 27, 2012, Page 1B)

Neighbor enters smoking house to bring woman to safety

Tonia Adams was driving home Wednesday when she saw smoke come out her neighbor’s home on CR 206, off Highway 30. Adams was able to help the woman, 89, safely out of the house that was destroyed by a fire that started on her stove. (January 27, 2012, Page 1A)

State road projects hit snag

City and county officials were not pleasantly surprised when they learned MDOT doesn’t plan on starting construction on the Old Taylor Road roundabouts until 2015. Read about the confusion and the status of other local road projects in today’s EAGLE. (January 27, 2012, Page 1A)

Battling the high prices of books for children

We all want our children to have books and learn to read as soon as possible, but sometimes it’s a bit more costly than we can handle. So what’s a person to do? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg takes on the issue and writes about a program that can help local children and families. (January 26, 2012, Page 4)

List of investment firms narrows

The Oxford Reserve and Trust Fund Committee has narrowed down its search for an investment firm to handle Oxford’s recently acquired $30 million to a list of four companies that will be invited to Oxford on Feb. 17 to present their proposals in person and answer questions from committee members. (January 25, 2012, Page 2)

PSC, water boards at odds

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has given 92 north Mississippi water associations until Friday to send him a copy of their bylaws, however many water associations are questioning if the commissioner has the legal right to do so. (January 25, 2012, Page 1)

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