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Alyssa Schnugg

Tax free school shopping begins

Shopping for back-to-school clothing will be a little easier on the wallet this weekend during Mississippi’s tax-free holiday which begins at midnight tonight and ends at midnight Saturday. (July 28, 2011, Page 1A)

Domestic Violence Project closed

Officials representing the Oxford Domestic Violence Project agreed to shut down operations for good in a signed consent form filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office on July 7. (July 27, 2011, Page 1A, 2A)

SWM to expand in Oxford

SWM took a hard hit in April when straight-line winds almost destroyed the plant in the Lafayette County Industrial Park. However, the uniform-making industry is not only rebuilding but expanding its Oxford location which could lead to more jobs for area residents. (July 26, 2011, Page 1)

County still cool to tennis courts

Representatives from the University of Mississippi, the city of Oxford and Lafayette County met Friday during a work session to discuss the county’s involvement in a project to build 12 additional tennis courts at the John Leslie Tennis Facility near the Oxford Activity Center. (July 25, 2011, Page 1, 3)

Double Decker tours take riders back in time

Historical tours are sponsored by the Oxford Tourism Council and lead by local historian, Jack Lamar Mayfield, who delights those on the tour with stories about Oxford’s more famous residents like William Faulkner and L.Q.C. Lamar and describes a little bit about what life was like in Oxford when the town was brand new. (July 22, 2011, Page 1B)

Female police officers gather for annual conference

More than 60 female officers will be in Oxford next week for a three-day conference aimed at training and education for members of the Mississippi Women’s Law Enforcement Association Conference. (July 22, 2011, Page 6A)

Volunteer firefighters respond to 4 fires in 24 hours

The Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department responded to four fires in a 24-hour period. Three of the four were due to lightening that struck during a fierce storm Thursday evening. (July 22, 2011, Page 2A)

Fire department flushes hydrants

Oxford firefighters are making the rounds to city neighborhoods to flush the fire hydrants in order to clean the system and measure how much water each hydrant is capable of putting out. (July 22, 2011, Page 5A)

Deciding who or what gets into the Crime Report

Oxford Eagle Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who covers courts and crime, receives lots of emails and calls asking why – or why not – something or someone made it into the daily crime report. Schnugg explains the newspaper’s policy and gives a bit of background for readers who might be wondering. (July 21, 2011, Page 4)

Hospital sale appears near

With the purchase agreement close to an end, city and county attorneys updated local leaders on the status of what appears to be a successful conclusion of a negotiation process that began two years ago. (July 20, 2011, Page 1A)

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