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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Melanie Addington

Time of transition at Clear Water U as Howie retires

Earlier this month at Camp Hopewell in Lafayette County, supporters and volunteers of Living Waters of the World celebrated 20 years of training volunteers to install water systems to those in need and honored the service of Wil Howie, who recently stepped down as the executive director of organization. (September 13, 2013, Page 1B)

Saying goodbye

Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes a goodbye letter to Oxford EAGLE readers as she winds up a five-year stay with the newspaper before leaving for a new job. (September 10, 2013, Page 4)

Staff, clients make center special for all involved

The North Mississippi Regional Center celebrated its 40th birthday recently. Long-term employees were honored with a special ceremony and former directors spoke about the center’s history. (August 30, 2013, Page 1B)

Moving in and out

Ole Miss staff writer Melanie Addington has lived in the same place for 11 years and now faces the challenge – emotionally and physically – of moving. While it’s just across town, there’s still lots to do and think about in packing and unpacking. (August 23, 2013, Page 4A)

Lafayette teachers pave the way

The Lafayette Elementary School pre-kindergarten program kicks off an educational journey for youngsters. Read more about the program in today’s Oxford Living section. (August 16, 2013, Page 1B, 2B)

Cold beer – To be or not to be

It remains to be seen which of several options could be adopted, but it does appear that beer sales laws are about to change in Oxford. Staff Writer Melanie Addington urges aldermen to consider one more change at the same time – allowing restaurants and bars to sell alcoholic beverages on all Sundays. (July 25, 2013, Page 4)

A step toward equality

Staff Writer Melanie Addington celebrates Wednesday’s decisions by the Supreme Court dealing with same-sex marriages and civil rights, but points out that there’s still lots left to do before everyone is equal. (June 28, 2013, Page 4A)

Get out and vote

With city elections just days away, Staff Writer Melanie Addington stressed the importance of being involved as she urges all voters to take part in next Tuesday’s election. (May 30, 2013, Page 4)

4th-graders learn how to apply science while having fun

Della Davison’s fourth-grade class learn about science while building and shooting off rockets. (May 17, 2013, Page 1B, 3B)

To be cold or not to be cold?

Lots of things have changed in Oxford during the last 40 years. One that hasn’t, however, is allowing retail stores to sell cold beer, and that’s something the alderman and mayoral candidates seemed to be in agreement about Tuesday night. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the issue of selling cold beer and wonders how long it will take city leaders to back up their words and change the law. (May 2, 2013, Page 4)

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