A book thief, who was caught in the act last year at Off Square Books, was sentenced to five years of probation last month during the January court term of the Lafayette County Circuit Court. Read about the sting operation between the Oxford Police Department and the owner and employees of Off Square Books, and other cases settled during the court term in today’s EAGLE. (February 1, 2012, Page 1)
The three candidate vying for the Ward 6 alderman seat met for a question-and-answer session with citizens Tuesday night at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library for an hour. Read about their views on a variety of subjects in today’s EAGLE. (February 1, 2012, Page 1)
Norma Tallant Cain still misses her son, Scott Tallant, who was killed in 1991 by a drunk driver. Her pain has been amplified recently with her son’s killer being pardoned by former governor Haley Barbour earlier this month. Read her story in today’s EAGLE. (January 31, 2012, Page 1)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi unveiled Da Vinci, the new surgery robotic system, Thursday during a ceremony held at the hospital. City officials, local doctors and other health care practitioners came to see the futuristic machine first hand. (January 30, 2012, Page 1A)
Barksdale Boys & Girls Club members are enjoying new computers that were recently donated to the club from the Lafayette-Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow. (January 27, 2012, Page 1B)
Tonia Adams was driving home Wednesday when she saw smoke come out her neighbor’s home on CR 206, off Highway 30. Adams was able to help the woman, 89, safely out of the house that was destroyed by a fire that started on her stove. (January 27, 2012, Page 1A)
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)
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)
By 5 p.m. Wednesday, three Oxford Ward 6 residents had qualified to ask their neighbors to vote them onto the Oxford Board of Aldermen. Liz Barrett threw her name into the hat Tuesday and will appear on the Feb. 14 special election ballot against Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison.