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Alyssa Schnugg

Land sold for new hospital

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi and Oxford city officials announced the purchase of 160 acres for a new hospital has been finalized. (May 30, 2012, Page 1)

No road fatalities reported

The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported no fatal wrecks in the Oxford-Lafayette County area — or anywhere in Mississippi for that matter — during the long Memorial Day weekend. (May 29, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Community honors fallen heroes

Before the coals were lit and the tradition of grilling got underway on Monday, many Oxford and Lafayette County residents gathered at the National Guard Armory for a somber and respectful ceremony to honor those veterans who have died and remember all military men and women who have served their country. (May 29, 2012, Page 1, 16)

An evolving exercise in organic living, sustainable agriculture

Yokna Bottoms Farm is featured in this week’s Oxford Living as part of an on-going summer series on local farms and farmers. (May 25, 2012, Page 1B, 3B)

Memorial Day ceremonies slated for Monday

Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to choose from, giving everyone a chance to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the liberties we all enjoy today. (May 25, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

Law officers expand patrols

Local law enforcement officers will be out in force this Memorial Day Weekend to make sure no one spends their holiday grieving the loss of a loved one due to the lack of a seat belt or a drunk driver. (May 25, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

Vet honored 68 years after D-Day

World War II veteran Robert W. Plants was honored Thursday at City Hall with a the French Legion of Honour Medal for his service on D-Day. (May 25, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

Scruggs’ conviction stands

Senior U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson denied a motion to vacate and set aside sentencing for former trial attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs in the case commonly known in the legal world as Scruggs II, involving fallen circuit court judge Bobby DeLaughter. (May 24, 2012, Page 1,2)

City voting wards reworked

The newly appointed Oxford Redistricting Committee reviewed a proposed redistricting map Wednesday. The map will be available online, www.oxfordms.net, or at City Hall for the public to view prior to a public hearing to be planned for sometime in June. The new map brings down Oxford’s deviation from the One Man, One Vote rule from 50.2 percent to 5 percent. (May 24, 2012, Page 1)

Sending a child off to the Big Apple no easy task

New York – the Big Apple – was a familiar place for staff writer Alyssa Schnugg growing up. Still, Schnugg writes, there are hesitations and concerns as her daughter gets set to leave for a summer internship in the city that never sleeps. (May 24, 2012, Page 4)

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