Several municipal candidates running in today’s primary election and the June 4 general election filed their campaign finance reports last week. (May 7, 2013, Page 1)
The Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow, or LOFT, is now accepting applications for its grant cycle. Applications are due by July 31. (May 6, 2013, Page 5A)
The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission voted Friday to recommend to the Oxford Board of Aldermen to extend the two-hour parking limit on the Square to three hours. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)
Two ward seats will be decided in Tuesday’s primary election with only Democrat candidates running in wards 4 and 5. The democratic candidate for mayor will also be decided. The primary election will be held at the Oxford Conference Center this year. For years, it’s been held at the Oxford Activity Center but city officials moved the election to the OCC to better accommodate larger crowds and in anticipation of tennis court construction. Voting begins at 7 a.m. and polls will close at 7 p.m. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)
The University of Mississippi Museum and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council have teamed up to offer the Mini Master Toddler Art Program for children 2 to 5 years old. (May 3, 2013, Page 1B, 3B)
Stephen Tyler Emerick, the Lafayette County teen, is still missing after more than two days of searching. Search and rescue teams were back out on the Yocona River this morning in the rain attempting to locate Emerick who has been missing since leaving work at 8 p.m. Monday. His truck was found Wednesday morning near the Grinder’s Switch area near Taylor, parked near the river. (May 3, 2013, Page 1A)
City will have more than $850,000 in its general fund to use for a variety of projects. The funds come from the city’s $30M received from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi that’s being invested by investment firm, Glenmede. (May 2, 2013, Page 2)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and area search and rescue teams were back out this morning in the Grinder Switch area searching for missing 19-year-old Stephen Tyler Emerick.
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has called off the search for a missing Lafayette County 19-year-old boy whose been missing since Monday night.
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Here’s some highlights from Tuesday’s city election forum hosted by the Oxford EAGLE at the Oxford Conference Center.
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