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Alyssa Schnugg

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)

Doors open for the homeless

Doors for Hope Transition Ministries is helping homeless families to rebuild their lives. (July 20, 2011, Page 1A)

Abbeville native gets chance on TV series

Abbeville native Kimberly Ward will compete on the “Design Wars” reality television show that will be aired on HGTV this fall. (July 19, 2011, Page 1)

Homeless man defies stereotype

The family of the late Melvon Taylor are grateful for the kindness and generosity showed to their loved one during his 20-plus years living as a homeless man. (July 18, 2011, Page 1)

Lawsuit against authors dismissed

A Circuit Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit against a former federal prosecutor and a political blogger who were accused of slander against FBI agent Hal Neilson. (July 18, 2011, Page 2)

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