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.
We all want our children to have books and learn to read as soon as possible, but sometimes it’s a bit more costly than we can handle. So what’s a person to do? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg takes on the issue and writes about a program that can help local children and families. (January 26, 2012, Page 4)
The Oxford Reserve and Trust Fund Committee has narrowed down its search for an investment firm to handle Oxford’s recently acquired $30 million to a list of four companies that will be invited to Oxford on Feb. 17 to present their proposals in person and answer questions from committee members. (January 25, 2012, Page 2)
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has given 92 north Mississippi water associations until Friday to send him a copy of their bylaws, however many water associations are questioning if the commissioner has the legal right to do so. (January 25, 2012, Page 1)
Members of the Oxford Pathways Commission and the city of Oxford Planning Department are making it a priority to announce to residents living along the roads slated to get new bike paths this year when and where the construction will begin in their neighborhood. Construction on the 12 miles of new bike lanes could start in March. (January 24, 2012, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Literacy Council will be holding its annual Mardi Gras Bash this weekend at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Lyric Theatre in Oxford. New Orleans’ band Rockin’ Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters will be returning for this popular fund raiser that helps fund literary projects for area children. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 for a couple. For more information, visit www.oxfordreads.org. (January 24, 2012, Page 3)