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Alyssa Schnugg

Donor offers to help fund IPF

Thanks to an unnamed donor, FNC Fields may soon have what Aldermen E.O. Oliver described as it’s own “little IPF.”
Brad Freeman, with the Oxford Park Commission, presented very preliminary plans to the Board of Aldermen for a new Indoor Practice Facility at FNC. However, that can only be accomplished if the aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agree to the terms of an unnamed donor who has pledged $150,000 toward the new facility. (May 2, 2012, Page 1, 8)

Developers agree to wait to fill houses

Developers for the proposed Vineyard Planned Unit Development off Old Taylor Road, have agreed to hold off on occupancy until after Jan. 1, 2014. (May 2, 2012, Page 2)

Festival attracts crowd

Whether if was the gorgeous weather, the strong music lineup, the many quality food and art vendors or a combination of all these attractions, the annual Double Decker Arts Festival brought tens of thousands of people to the Square this weekend. (April 30, 2012, Page 1, 14)

Local man found safe after lengthy search

An Oxford man was found in Water Valley this morning after area law enforcement officers spent all night searching for him. Ron DeWitt was jogging on the Rail Trails at about 5 p.m. and for unknown reasons, kept running until he got to Water Valley. The case is under investigation. (April 27, 2012, Page 2A)

Local film production plans fall apart

Filmmakers for the movie “Admissions” have turned down a grant to film in Oxford. A story in the New York Times recently lists the movie, starring Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan, as filming in Connecticut. (April 27, 2012, Page 1A)

Festival weekend underway

Double Decker, Oxford’s biggest event, begins tonight. See today’s EAGLE for parking information, Kids Fair schedule and music lineups. (April 27, 2012, Page 1A)

Restful creations

Local artists create works of at with picnic tables for Double Decker. (April 27, 2012, Page 1B)

Paraplegic stays on the go

It’s hard to live in Oxford and not have seen Allen Toles push his way around Oxford in his wheelchair. He seems to be everywhere. Toles agreed to allow EAGLE staff writer tell his story in today’s paper. (April 26, 2012, Page 1)

Avoiding sun can be about as harmful as sunbathing

Sun or no sun – that’s the question EAGLE staff writer Alyssa Schnugg has had to answer all her life with her fair complexion. The conundrum has continued with the sun harming her skin but also helping provide valuable vitamins, and she writes about dealing with something that’s there almost every day. (April 26, 2012, Page 4)

American Idol finalist has ties to Oxford

University of Mississippi law student Blair Harden will be watching her sister, Skylar Laine, perform tonight on television to retain her position as a finalist on this season’s American Idol. Skylar’s aunt and uncle, Meri Jo and Richard Harden, also from Oxford will be glued to the television as well. The Harden family is hoping Oxford continues its support of Skylar and votes tonight during the show. (April 25, 2012, Page 3)

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