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Alyssa Schnugg

Man uses spit as weapon

The February grand jury handed down more than 100 indictments in February including formally charging Willie Ronald Johnson, 49, of Oxford for allegedly spitting on two Oxford Police officers after telling them he was HIV positive. See this and all the indictments handed down last month in today’s EAGLE. (March 15, 2011, Page 1)

More charged in drug bust

Additional arrests have been made in a 10-month-long drug investigation that involved a Mississippi high school football coach that include his daughter and three other University of Mississippi students. (March 15, 2011, Page 2)

LGBT legal issues reviewed

Lawyers and law school students were able to receive continuing legal education hours and learn about legal issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community during the first legal symposium directed at gay rights held Friday at the University of Mississippi. (March 14, 2011, Page 1)

State prosecutors call foul on Scruggs’ request for depositions

State prosecutors called Zach Scruggs’ request to question key players in the judicial bribery scam that sent him and four others to prison in an attempt to vacate his conviction “reckless, speculative and legally ineffective” in a reply to a motion filed Friday in the U.S. District Court in Oxford. (March 14, 2011, Page 3)

Museum aims to teach visitors about Lamar

Exhibits have arrived at the newly renovation L.Q.C Lamar House Museum this week. Each kiosk and plaque tell the story of the statesman best known for his artful use of words. See today’s Oxford Living to get a first glimpse of the new exhibits. (March 11, 2011, Page 1B)

Fighting crime, fires and fat

The Oxford Police Department and Oxford Fire Department are going tummy-to-tummy in a Biggest Loser competition for the next eight weeks. The losing team will cook for the winning team. Read about their efforts to get healthy in today’s EAGLE. (March 11, 2011, Page 1A)

Cut trees along path concerns walker

In December, trees were cut down by a contractor through North East Mississippi Electrical Power Association in December to clear them away from low-hanging power lines. The trees and branches have been left behind haphazardly along the walking and bike paths that are part of the Oxford Pathways project. (March 10, 2011, Page 2)

Little Tallahatchie River threatens to spill over due to heavy rains

The rain stopped just in time to prevent the Little Tallahatchie River at Etta from overflowing. At 9 p.m. Wednesday, the river crested at 25.3 feet. Flood level is 25 feet. (March 10, 2011, Page 8)

Georgia church pays tribute to late Oxford man at ceremony

On Feb. 27, the Union Baptist Church of Buford, Ga. concluded its month-long celebration of Black History Month with a tribute to the late Leonard Thompson who died June 22, 2010 after going into anaphylactic shock from a wasp sting. (March 9, 2011, Page 2)

Scruggs presses case to regain law license

A U.S. District judge has given prosecutors until Friday to complete depositions of several people involved with a judicial bribery case that involved Zach Scruggs, who is attempting to vacate his conviction and sentence and regain his license to practice law. (March 9, 2011, Page 1)

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