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Alyssa Schnugg

City officials to seek funds for pedestrian bridge, tennis courts

The Oxford Board of Aldermen gave the go-ahead to city officials to take the next steps toward a new pedestrian bridge over Highway 6 from the Old Taylor Road exit and the expansion of 12 new tennis courts. (January 4, 2012, Page 2)

No DUI arrests in Oxford on New Year’s Eve

The Oxford Police Department reported no arrests for DUI on New Year’s Eve and no serious or fatal wrecks. However, around the state, three Mississippians lost their lives in wrecks over the holiday weekend. (January 3, 2012, Page 1)

Out with the old, in with the new

This wrapped up with a lot of old familiar faces leaving while new ones were hired or elected by local citizens to replace them. Read about the top stories for the final quarter of 2011 in today’s EAGLE. (December 30, 2011, Page 1A)

Baptist sale beneficial to all involved

The third quarter of 2011 was highlighted by the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi that gave the city of Oxford and Lafayette County $30 million each for their budgets. Read about other top third-quarter stories in today’s Oxford EAGLE. (December 29, 2011, Page 1)

State lawmakers: Jobs top priority

As they head down to Jackson next week, Lafayette County representatives expect to deal with issues concerning the budget, the state retirement system and redistricting. (December 28, 2011, Page 8)

Officials take oath of office

Several Lafayette County officials were sworn in Tuesday by Chancery Court Judge Glen Alderson at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. Several others will be sworn in today. (December 28, 2011, Page 1)

Planning Commission OKS new well

The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved a new well, a cement structure to house it in, and a new iron-filtering system for Punkin Water Association Thursday night. (December 23, 2011, Page 2A)

Oxford girl wins art contest

Grace Berry, 8, won first place in the Mississippi Public Broadcasting 2011 Holiday Card art contest. Her artwork is featured on this year’s holiday card that’s being sent from MPB to its members and other agencies. (December 23, 2011, Page 1A)

DIY projects needed for Big Event

The University of Mississippi Big Event committee is looking for projects from the community as a way for students to say “thank you” to Oxford and Lafayette County for allowing them to call the LOU community their home for a few years. Ideas can be submitted by picking up applications at the Student Union, Room 402, area churches, or at  City Hall or by emailing at bigevent@olemiss.edu. (December 22, 2011, Page 1)

Readyman badge helped scout save younger brother

Boy Scout Chase Freeman was able to use the skills he learned while studying for his Readyman Badge as a Cub Scout earlier this year when he performed the Heimlick maneuver on his younger brother who was choking on candy. (December 21, 2011, Page 3)

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