The LOU Excel by 5 Coalition is holding a free workshop at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at First Baptist Church where representatives from area elementary schools will discuss ways to make sure your child is ready for kindergarten. (February 24, 2014, Page 14)
The council went over its annual audit last week which showed the city collected more revenue in food and beverage and hotel taxes than originally expected in 2013. (February 24, 2014, Page 1, 5)
A fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi has been indefinitely suspended by its national organization and three of its freshman members were kicked out because of their alleged involvement in hanging a noose on a statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll in the then all-white university in 1962.
In a written statement Friday, Sigma Phi Epsilon said it suspended the Alpha Chapter at the University of Mississippi and the chapter voted to expel all three men and turn over their identities to investigators.
Read the EAGLE Monday for the complete story. (February 22, 2014)
Concert lineup, festival poster unveiled this morning at press conference. (February 21, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)
The Historic Preservation Commission tabled a request to demolish five structures on the same property as the Shaw house until the Mississippi Department of Archives and History can review the project. They approved repairs to the front porch of the historic home to keep it from falling down. (February 21, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)
Dozens of community members and past students of the former Abbeville School have worked tirelessly for several years to renovate the old school that is now called the Gordon Community and Cultural Center. (February 21, 2014, Page 1B, 2B)
A benefit for Bridget Sealy Moore, a former Oxford resident with family who still lives in Lafayette County, who is on the waiting list for a liver transplant, is set for 5 p.m. Saturday at The Fishing Hole. The funds raised will help offset medical and living expenses for Moore after her surgery. (February 20, 2014, Page 2)
Severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon when a cold and warm front collide. (February 20, 2014, Page 1)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 6-1 to approve Sunday alcohol sales at its regular meeting Tuesday. The ordinance change will go into effect in 30 days and alcohol will be able to be sold in bars and restaurants from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (February 18, 2014, Page 1, 10)
9 Live Cat rescue received a $1,500 grant recently to be used for spaying and neutering cats for people with low or no income or feral cats that are trapped and returned to where they have a food source. (February 18, 2014, Page 3)