An armed gunman robbed the Abbeville Bank this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.
This year’s Holiday Open House, sponsored by the Oxford Downtown Council, offered shoppers loads of discounts at Square businesses as well as holiday events like visiting with Santa, making Christmas tree decorations or watching Oxford’s first official Christmas tree light up as carolers sang in the background. (November 28, 2011, Page 1A)
By taking a few extra steps this holiday season when traveling away from home to visit loved ones during the holidays, there’s a better chance everything will still be as you left it when you return. Home burglaries climb during the holiday season. Read today’s EAGLE for some tips on keeping your home safe. (November 24, 2011, Page 1A)
The Oxford Downtown Council is hoping to kick off Christmas with some old and new traditions this year, including Oxford’s first official Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday. (November 24, 2011, Page 1A)
A local resident has set up a fund and a website to help raise funds and awareness about animal cruelty after a University of Mississippi student’s dog, Harrison, was shot in front of this home a month ago. Harrison died but his owner, Sarah Carey has $16,000 in vet bills to pay off. (November 23, 2011, Page 2A)
Local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up enforcement over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. (November 23, 2011, Page 1A)
The Oxford Police Department is still searching for the man who robbed Cash Advance on Monday afternoon. The suspect fled the scene with an unknown amount of cash. No one was injured and no weapon was presented, only implied. (November 22, 2011, Page 2)
While the Ole Miss Rebels didn’t have much success in its game against LSU Saturday, local law enforcement officers were successful in rounding up those who stepped out of the legal bounds of the community. (November 22, 2011, Page 2)
St. John Evangelist Catholic Church is offering a free Thanksgiving meal at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. (November 22, 2011, Page 1)
The Oxford Police Department investigated the robbery of the Cash Advance business on West Jackson Avenue on Monday afternoon.
According to Chief Mike Martin, the suspect, described as a black male, entered Cash Advance at about 1:30 p.m. Monday and demanded cash. The robber did not present a weapon, but implied he had one. A cashier gave him an unknown amount of cash and he fled the scene toward Oxford Square Apartments.
For awhile on Monday afternoon, officers shut down and blocked off the apartment complex as they searched for the suspect. You’ll find more details on the robbery in Tuesday’s edition of The EAGLE. (November 21, 2011)