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Melanie Addington

Leaders balk at Hwy. 6 site

Members of the Oxford Board of Aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors have expressed concerns about one of the proposed sites for Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s new proposed hospital. (March 7, 2011, Page 1A)

Where should the hospital go?

Since Baptist Memorial Hospital care Corp. announced its plans to build a new $300 million facility in Oxford, rumors about proposed locations have popped up all over town. The Oxford EAGLE takes a look at the some of the possible sites. (March 7, 2011, Page 1A)

Animals recognized, finally

It appears Mississippi is catching up to the rest of the country when it comes to protecting our pets and punishing those who mistreat them. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a closer look at some of the bills dealing with the issue that are moving through the Legislature. (February 25, 2011, Page 4A)

Mississippi movie storytellers abound

OXFORD TOWN – Most Mississippians are natural born storytellers. So, it comes as no surprise that this year’s Oxford FIlm Festival is chock full of creative narrative stories for the visual medium. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town features Melanie Addington’s introduction to Mississippi’s narative stories coming to the Oxford Film Festival on Feb. 10. (February 3, 2011, Page 8)

‘The Hanging of Big Todd Wade’

OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Film Freak Melanie Addington is a sucker for film … any film … especially when it’s produced in Oxford and Lafayette County. Filmmaker Micah Ginn wrapped up the filming of his latest short comedy “The Hanging of Todd Wade” last week featuring approximately 70 Oxonians dressed in period costumes from the late 1800s and Addington was there with camera in tow. Check out her preview of the interesting day in the snow on the back cover of Oxford Town this week as she gives you a sneak peek of a feature scheduled for publication in The Oxford EAGLE on Feb. 10. (January 20, 2011, Page 16)

‘Complete street’ policy studied for Oxford

Oxford City Planner Tim Akers is trying to follow up on one of the main discussions at the recent Sustainability Conference in Oxford by starting to draft a “complete streets” policy for city officials to consider. (January 14, 2011, Page 3A)

CVS Pharmacy gets planning commission nod

The Oxford Planning Commission approved, by a 5-1 vote Thursday, site plans for a new CVS Pharmacy to be built on Jackson Avenue West where Rainbow Cleaners is currently located. (January 14, 2011, Page 1A)

Science, fair?

Have you been working on a science project lately. Or perhaps you’ve been helping someone with theirs? Staff Writer Melanie Addington debates the pros and cons of science fair projects and learns that she’s certainly not alone. (January 14, 2011, Page 4A)

Oxford Film Festival unveils 2011 schedule

Oxford Film Festival recently announced its 2011 line up including 13 world premieres, three national premieres, 33 regional premieres, 10 Mississippi premiers and other spotlight films. The festival is scheduled for Feb. 10-13, 2011. For more information, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com  (January 6, 2011, Page 12)

Staying safe

EAGLE Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes about a subject she wished she didn’t know a whole lot about – dealing with the trauma of having someone break into your home. She urges residents to be careful and be smart, especially with the holidays here. (December 2, 2010, Page 4A)

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