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Monday, December 22, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

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)

13-year-old Oxford boy earns Eagle Scout rank

John Hale Houston was awarded with the Eagle Scout rank last week after earning 112 merit badges and completing not one, but two, service projects. Houston, 13, is a Boy Scout with Oxford Troop 45. (December 21, 2011, Page 1)

Judge continues Facebook lawsuit

A U.S. District judge has put a local lawsuit against Facebook on hold while the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation decides whether to consolidate the suit with at least 11 other identical lawsuits that have been filed around the country against the social media giant. (December 20, 2011, Page 1A)

New animal abuse laws a stepping stone

New animal abuse law may be a stepping stone to harsher penalties but are they strong enough? Read what animal experts are saying in today’s Oxford EAGLE. (December 19, 2011, Page 12)

Pets not always best gift

Animal experts offer advice about giving pets as Christmas gifts and ways to keep your pet safe during the holidays. (December 19, 2011, Page 1)

Oxford’s roads to be heavily patrolled during the holidays

Local law enforcement will be out in force over the next two weeks to make sure everyone has a safe and happy holiday season. (December 16, 2011, Page 2A)

Tax assessor retires after 38 years

A retirement reception was held Thursday for Lafayette County Tax Assessor/Collector Martha Thornton who has worked in the Tax Assessor/Collector’s Office for 26 years prior to being elected as tax assessor/collector 12 years ago. (December 16, 2011, Page 1A)

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