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Melanie Addington

Between a rock and a hard place

Smithsonian. Yosemite. Veterans. Educators. Poor. Sick. These are just some of the places and people who will be impacted directly if lawmakers in Washington can’t reach an agreement today to prevent a government shutdown. Staff Writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the issue, including budget cuts that are being proposed. (April 8, 2011, Page 4A)

Dean Faulkner Wells releases memoir

OXFORD TOWN – Local author Dean Faulkner Wells releases and signs her memoir about growing up Faulkner titled “Every Day By The Sun” on Saturday, March 19, at the Lyric Theater. Authors Franklin, Pendarvis, Durkee, Thompson and others are scheduled read from the book. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has information about Wells, her new book and her family, the beloved Faulkners of Oxford. (March 18, 2011, Page 7)

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)

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