The Oxford Tree Board criticized the North East Mississippi Electric Power Association’s limb-cutting job on a handful of trees along South Lamar recently. NE Power says it must do what it needs to do in order to prevent fires, power-outages and unsafe conditions. (April 5, 2013, Page 1A, 12A)
The former head of the Lafayette County Narcotics Unit and his attorney have filed a motion to cancel the upcoming trial later this month and instead have a change of plea hearing. (April 4, 2013, Page 2)
The February grand jury handed down many indictments including one for George Serrico Williams, charged with culpable negligence manslaughter for allegedly unintentionally running over his cousin last August in Taylor. See the complete listing of indictments. (April 4, 2013, Page 1, 10)
Oxford Police Officer Mark Hodges and his K9 partner, Bo, took home top honors last month after placing first in state-wide narcotics detection in Parchman. Officer Jacob Abel and his dog, Baraka, also attended the event. (April 3, 2013, Page 5)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a budget amendment for the Oxford Police Department to purchase 16 new body armor vests for its patrol officers. The vests being replaced, which have two to three years left under warranty, will be given to reserve officers. Read about this and other actions by the aldermen during Tuesday night’s meeting in today’s EAGLE. (April 3, 2013, Page 2)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved Tuesday the demolition of a 1890′s home on Madison Avenue and the plans for the home that will take its place. (April 3, 2013, Page 1, 14)
The clerk’s office in Oxford City Hall will remain open Saturday morning for those who want to register to vote in Oxford’s primary election. (April 2, 2013, Page 2)
The Oxford Park Commission is taking a look at whether The Skate Place, apparently up for sale, would be a viable second activity center for Oxford’s youth and seniors. (April 2, 2013, Page 1, 14)
Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department are awaiting autopsy reports from the state medical examiner’s office in Jackson before moving forward with the death of Abbeville resident Gary Blackmon who was found Monday morning on the ground under a bridge off Highway 7 North. (April 2, 2013, Page 1)
A Lafayette County man was found dead Monday morning off Highway 7 near Abbeville.
The body of long-time county resident Gary Blackmon, 49, was found by passersby early Monday near a bridge on Highway 7 North. Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said Blackmon’s body was transferred to Jackson for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
Check The EAGLE for updates. (April 1, 2013)