The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office puts out a report each year before the holidays that shows local charities’ breakdown of how they spend their money; however, some local nonprofits are finding the list isn’t always up to date. (December 4, 2014, Page 1A, 8A)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved new building codes that mimic the ones the city of Oxford implemented earlier this year. (December 2, 2014, Page 1)
An architect for Oxford University United Methodist Church revealed the church’s preliminary construction plans to renovate the historic church. (December 2, 2014, Page 1)
Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols in neighborhoods around the holidays and are asking neighbors to watch out for each other as well. (November 28, 2014, Page 1)
The best way for young children to get a glimpse of Santa’s big entrance into Oxford on Monday before bedtime during the annual Christmas Parade will be for their parents to get as close to where the parade starts. (November 28, 2014, Page 1)
(November 26, 2014, Page 1A)
With all 18 precincts reporting in Lafayette County, Scott Shipman won the seat on the Oxford School Board, beating his opponent, Marni Reeves Kendricks with 56 percent of the votes. Kendricks earned 44 percent.
With all 116 precincts reporting in the Third District Circuit Court counties, Kelly Luther received 76 percent of the votes, securing his seat on the circuit bench. His opponent, Shirley Byers garnered 24 percent of the votes.
Read the full story in Wednesday’s Oxford EAGLE. (November 25, 2014)