The Oxford Board of Aldermen will consider an ordinance to add fines to the city’s fire codes for those who are cited for fire code infractions, up to $500 or more in some instances. A public hearing will be held on the ordinance amendment during the 5 p.m. Board of Aldermen meeting on March 4. (February 27, 2014, Page 1, 10)
A benefit is being held Sunday for a local boy with leukemia after the Ole Miss Lady’s Rebels game at 2 p.m. where Matt Bostic, the world-record holder for most three-point basketball shots, will attempt to shoot as many baskets as he can for an hour, hoping to break another record. (February 27, 2014, Page 5)
If passed by the Oxford Board of Aldermen, changes to the city’s tree ordinance will soon include incentives for builders to retain as many large, older trees on the property. (February 26, 2014, Page 1, 2)
Jewish businessman Asher Reese would like to see a Jewish Community Life Center built on the same land where Gen. Grant issued his No. 11 order that ordered the expulsion of all Jews in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. (February 25, 2014, Page 1)
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)