With 100 percent of Lafayette County votes tallied at 10:30 p.m., U.S. Thad Cochran was the favored Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate race with 64.3 percent of the votes. Chris McDaniel took 34.8 percent and Thomas Carey took just .83 percent.
Democrat Senate candidate Travis Childers took 82.8 percent of Lafayette County’s votes and more than 71 percent for the state. That race was called by 9:30 p.m. with Childers being named the winner over William Bond Compton, Bill Marcy and Jonathan Rawl.
With about 98 percent of precincts reporting around the state, McDaniel and Cochran were tied with both receiving 49 percent of the votes. Carey earned 2 percent. The race has not been called. If neither candidate earns 50-percent of the vote plus 1, there will be a runoff election June 24.
First Congressional District candidate Ron Dickey beat out Rex Weathers to win the Democratic nomination and will take on Republican incumbent Alan Nunnelee in November.
Check the Oxford EAGLE website for updates.
(June 3, 2014)
The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved several requests for a Certificate of Appropriateness from new businesses looking to set up shop on and around the Square. Included in the requests, was a COA for the demolition of Frank and Marlee’s that will move to a new building after its completed on the same site it’s located now. Other approvals came for Gus’s Fried Chicken and Mesquite Chop House. (June 3, 2014, Page 1, 2)
Corrine Lynch has collected figurines for more than 30 years and displays many of them on the outside of her home. (June 2, 2014, Page 1)
Guests of the Master Gardeners State Conference that was held in Oxford last week, got a tour of some of Oxford’s best gardens when seven local residents opened their homes during a garden tour. (May 30, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)
Work continues on the John Leslie Courts and the FNC Tennis Center next to Oxford Activity Center. A cold, wet winter and rainy spring have stalled completing the 12 new courts. (May 30, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)
Vicki Bishop with the Public Works Department in Oxford was recently awarded the Virginia H. Chrestman Memorial Outstanding Employee Award. (May 29, 2014, Page 1, 2)
Saturday is the last day folks can vote absentee. The Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. (May 29, 2014, Page 1, 2)
Communicare and NAMI will join together this weekend for Mental Health Awareness Month for two events aimed and shedding light on local resources for those affected by mental illness. Highlighted will be Communicare’s Mobile Crisis Response Team. Read more about this new initiative in today’s EAGLE. (May 28, 2014, Page 1)
MDEQ grant will help Oxford to help other towns enhance their recycling programs while continuing to upgrade its own system. (May 28, 2014, Page 1)
Community members joined together Monday at the National Guard Armory to honor and say good bye to those veterans who have died. (May 27, 2014, Page 1, 2)