Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin hopes the lack of any arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol during the four-day holiday weekend is a sign that people are getting the message to not drink and drive. (July 6, 2010, Page 1A)
This year the annual Fourth of July parade was short on funds and participants. Facing money troubles since the University pulled funding had folks like Pam Swain marching along with floats asking bystanders for contributions. (July 5, 2010, Page 1)
Rainsticks are usually made from any of several species of cactus. The cacti, which are hollow, are dried by the sun. However, on Tuesday at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library, creative youngsters turned paper towel rolls, tacks and imagination into some pretty impressive rainsticks. (July 1, 2010, Page 1B)
This Fourth of July weekend, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church invites the citizens of Oxford and Lafayette County to attend a celebration of their 150 years in their church building located on the corner of Jackson Avenue and North 9th Street. (July 1, 2010, Page 6B)
Becoming a Master Gardener is way more rewarding that I expected.
I am so amazed by the beauty and “raw-ness” of the nature in Mississippi. I have an area in my backyard with kudzu, honeysuckle, other vines and trees that is as wild as any growth. It’s like Tarzan could come swinging through at any moment — hopefully Jane, also. (July 1, 2010, Page 6B)
A new law, aimed at fighting the state’s growing methamphetamine problem, has made any medications containing pseudoephedrine no longer available over-the-counter. A doctor’s prescription is now required to purchase common cold and allergy medications that include Advil Cold and Sinus, Aleve D, Claritin D, Mucinex D, Nyquil D, Sudafed, Tylenol Sinus Severe Cold and Zyrtec D. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)
Officers from several local law enforcement agencies responded to the Mississippi Federal Credit Union Bank on West Jackson Avenue on Wednesday to offer assistant to the Oxford Police Department in its pursuit of an alleged bank robber that resulted in the arrest of a Marks man. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)
The suspect was apprehended without incident near the bank about 20 minutes after the call was dispatched.
A call came into 911 about 1:10 p.m. saying a black male, about 5-foot, 8-inches tall in a brown shirt with yellow stripes robbed the bank.
All entrances to the old mall and Malco were closed off.
How much money was taken or if a weapon was involved is unknown at this time.
Check the EAGLE for updates. (June 30, 2010)
An attorney representing murder suspect Caleb Corrothers will be asking the court to continue his trial slated for July 26.
Corrothers, who is facing the death penalty, was charged in July 2009 with the deaths of Frank and Taylor Clark who were shot and killed July 18, 2009, in their Lafayette County home. (June 30, 2010, Page 1)
Two of five tornado sirens planned for Lafayette County have been put in place.
The first siren was installed at the Harmontown Fire Department last week. On Tuesday, Abbeville received its siren.
“We’re going to have to do some more programming,” said Lafayette County Emergency Management coordinator David Shaw. “But they are working well.” (June 30, 2010, Page 1)