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)
The Oxford Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at Oxford Family Pharmacy, formerly Waller’s Discount Drugs where an armed gunman demanded narcotic pain medication. (August 11, 2011, Page 2A)
Three Rivers Solid Waste Authority is set to construct a 1.2 megawatt facility in Pontotoc County that will convert landfill gas into enough electricity to power 1,000 homes. (August 10, 2011, Page 1)
Drug court graduates express gratitude for a new chance at life during a ceremony Tuesday at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (August 10, 2011, Page 1)
Several departments plan to spend fewer tax dollars during the 2011-12 budget year, which should help the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors maintain or even reduce the tax rate. A review of anticipated county department increases and expenses began Monday during a budget meeting with the supervisors. (August 10, 2011, Page 1)
Local celebrities will take orders, serve customers and entertain for tips Thursday during the American Cancer Society’s Celebrity Waiter fundraiser at The Ravine. (August 9, 2011, Page 1)