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Alyssa Schnugg

MS walk set for this Saturday at Lamar Park

The annual Walk MS in Oxford will be held this Saturday at Lamar Park. Sponsored by the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 3-mile walk will start at 9 a.m. (April 14, 2011, Page 1)

MDEQ warns: Don’t swim, fish near UM

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality  issued a temporary water contact advisory Wednesday for Burney Branch and an unnamed tributary near the University of Mississippi campus. Officials say a new waste water treatment plant at the university may have leaked some sludge into the streams. MDEQ warns against swimming or fishing in the streams. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)

MDOT helps keep Mississippi beautiful

Mississippi Department of Transportation of the District 2 office — that covers 17 counties including Lafayette County — will be cleaning up area highways from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday as part of the annual Trash Bash event. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)

Hospital gives veterans a good night’s sleep

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi donated $15,000 toward 10 new electrical beds for the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford recently. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)

January fire that claimed two lives ruled accidental

The fire that claimed the lives of two Oxford women in January has been ruled accidental, according to Oxford Fire Chief Mike Hill. The fire appeared to have been caused by a gas heater in the home. (April 12, 2011, Page 1A)

Youngsters enjoy yarn bombing

Members of the Barksdale Boys & Girls Club of Oxford made their clubhouse a little more colorful Monday after an afternoon of yarn bombing. (April 12, 2011, Page 1A)

Oxford’s first female police officer dies at 80

Martha Quay Barton Hudson, 80, died Friday at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was Oxford’s first unofficial female police officer who worked on the Square doing traffic control when Oxford Elementary was located where the U.S. Federal Building now stands. (April 11, 2011, Page 2A)

Waste day a successful event

On Saturday, the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Oxford, held the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Oxford Conference Center. (April 11, 2011, Page 1A)

Reaching out to addicts

Tony Wiley, owner and operator of the long-term rehabilitation residential facility Branch of Hope that houses up to 16 men at a time, knows what his clients go through. He’s walked in their shoes. And in helping to keep them clean, his own battle with sobriety gains strength daily. (April 8, 2011, Page 1A)

The Downtown Grill passes into the history of Oxford

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield pays tribute to the Downtown Grill, which is closing this weekend after 22 years in Oxford. (April 8, 2011, Page 2B)

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