Think your vote doesn’t matter? Not so, says Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg as she points out the close local races decided by less than 50 votes and one in Yalobusha County decided by eight votes. (August 25, 2011, Page 4)
Lafayette County Supervisor Ray Sockwell lost to Mike Roberts in Tuesday night’s runoff election. He’s the third incumbent supervisor to be voted out of office this election cycle. Sylvia Baker won her bid against Lisa Hickman Spragins to become Lafayette County’s Tax Assessor/Collector. Read about all the runoff election results in today’s Oxford EAGLE. (August 24, 2011, Page 1)
A third supervisor has been ousted by voters during tonight’s primary runoff.
District 5 Supervisor incumbent Ray Sockwell Jr. lost to Mike Roberts who walked away with 52.29 percent of the votes. However, the final tally had Roberts winning by only 40 votes over Sockwell. In November, Roberts will go up against Republican Greg Bounds who won the primary election on Aug. 2.
Deputy tax assessor/collector Sylvia Baker bested her opponent Lisa Hickman Spragins. Baker took 71.01 percent of the votes. There is no Republican running against Baker in November.
Look for a precinct-by-precinct breakdown tomorrow in The Oxford EAGLE. As of 9:15 p.m., here are the results with 18 out of 18 precincts reporting and all affidavit and absentee votes accounted for:
(more…) (August 23, 2011)
Tennessee Williams’ play, “Streetcar Names Desire” opens Wednesday and will run through Friday at The Powerhouse. Tickets on Wednesday and Friday are $10 to $12 for members and $8 for students. Tickets for Thursday’s show are $35 to $40 which include a City Grocery Dinner. For more information, visit www.theatreoxford.com. (August 23, 2011, Page 1)
Tons of mulch made from the downed trees and brush from the storms that wreaked havoc in Lafayette County on April 27 are ready for the public to come and take as much as they’d like for free at the Lafayette County Industrial Park. (August 23, 2011, Page 1)
The University of Mississippi will be hosting the annual Relay for Life fundraising 5K Run for a Cure on Aug. 27. (August 22, 2011, Page 5A)
Voters will decide Tuesday who will be Lafayette County’s new tax assessor/collector during the runoff election. There are a total of four local races on the ballot. Voters will also finish choosing the Democratic nominee for governor and the Republican nominee for state treasurer. (August 22, 2011, Page 1A)
If you plan on drinking alcohol and getting into a car to drive over the next three weeks, think again.
Local law enforcement agencies will ban together starting today and continuing through Sept. 5 for an intense crackdown on impaired drivers, known as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” (August 18, 2011, Page 1A)
When the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office slammed the doors of the Oxford Domestic Violence Project shut in July, Terry J.W. Buffington was not only upset, she was down right mad.
“I was livid,” Buffington said. “How something like this could happen is mind-blowing.” (August 15, 2011, Page 1A)
One of three men charged in a rash of burglaries in the winter of 2009 pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison during the July Court Term. Read about his conviction and other cases heard during court term in today’s EAGLE. (August 12, 2011, Page 1A, 5A)