City and county officials were not pleasantly surprised when they learned MDOT doesn’t plan on starting construction on the Old Taylor Road roundabouts until 2015. Read about the confusion and the status of other local road projects in today’s EAGLE. (January 27, 2012, Page 1A)
Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield shares memories of his childhood growing up on South Lamar Boulevard and the neighbors he grew to love and admire. (January 27, 2012, Page 3B)
Thursday night’s Southeastern Conference matchup with No. 14 Florida was a tale of two halves for the Ole Miss Rebels.
Everything that could go right for the Rebels did in the first 20 minutes of action at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
They hit shots at an exceptional rate, got rebounds on both ends of the floor and did a great job of slowing down the SEC’s top offense to the tune of 28 points. But as good as the Rebels were in the opening half, the Gators proved to be that much better when it counted down the stretch. (more…) (January 27, 2012, Page 6A)
The wait is finally over.
And boy was it worth it.
On Thursday, Ole Miss freshman Nik Scholtz made his highly-anticipated debut in front of a near capacity crowd at the Gillom Sports Center.
Scholtz didn’t disappoint at the No. 1 spot for the Rebels, defeating Southern Miss’ Matt Frost 6-2, 6-3. (January 27, 2012, Page 7A)
Numbers and statistics are almost always part of sports stories. Editor Don Whitten saw some interesting figures that have nothing to do with sports, and he writes about them in relation to what Mississippi is spending to house, feed and take care of prisoners, parolees and offenders on probation. (January 27, 2012, Page 4A)
Vic Wilson writes to clarify some of the information in a story earlier in the week about the ongoing conflict between several water associations and the Public Service Commission. (January 27, 2012, Page 4A)
The murder trial for David Jackson Williams has been continued until summer.
In a pre-trial hearing Jan. 11, Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth continued the trial until July 30, according to court records. (January 26, 2012, Page 2)
In 2008, the Oxford Kiwanis Club made it a goal to eventually have at least one automated external defibrillator in every school in Oxford and Lafayette County. However, they had hoped no one would ever have to use them. (January 26, 2012, Page 1)