If you drive down County Road 225 where The Dart landed this week, you’ll pass a sign at the corner of a property offering a $1,000 reward for the safe return of a dog named Izzy. (August 11, 2014, Page 1)
It sounds like the name of a 1975 Jack Nicholson film, but it’s not the Cuckoo’s Nest – it’s The Cluck Cluck Farm.
Drive down County Road 403 in Lafayette County where The Dart landed, and you’ll see the sign David Rhines erected. He raises and sells a variety of chickens and ducks.
You may encounter a couple of dancing baby goats on the property. Walk a little farther, and you’ll find 300 or more birds. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)
We met Donna Orsburn at the door of her mobile home on County Road 403, the quiet road in Lafayette County where The Dart landed. She invited us inside and told us a little about her life as she folded laundry.
(July 28, 2014, Page 1)
In an ever-changing world where few things are permanent and long-lasting, it’s hard to imagine owning anything for 51 years. Most marriage don’t even last that long. But Oxford resident Tony Harris, 81, has a pet turtle that he plucked from the grass in 1963. (July 22, 2014, Page 1)
Ashley Freeman began playing tennis when she was 2 on the courts across from her home.
“My dad was a high school coach,” she said. “It’s something that he and I would spend quality time doing.”
She later ranked first in the state as a junior competitor and continued to play tennis at Mississippi State University.
Today, Freeman is the assistant coach for the Oxford High School tennis team, and she leads the children’s tennis camps for the Oxford Park Commission at Avent Park off Park Drive in Oxford, where our Dart landed. (July 7, 2014, Page 1)
“It’s an island, and the reserves are limited there,” she said. “If the reserves get low enough, the whole island rations water.”
Shiroma, who graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1997 with a degree in geology, taught at Kinser Elementary in Japan, a Department of Defense military school, before returning to Oxford this year to become a technology coordinator for the Oxford School District.
This summer, she’s working as an instructor at the University of Mississippi Field Station Ecology Day Camp, which is where The Dart landed. (June 30, 2014, Page 1)
Water Valley resident Amanda Dickey was renovating a 1912 house when the Oxford EAGLE stopped to visit with her when this week’s Dart landed on her road. Dickey is the proud owner of two Cocker Spaniels, Hendrix and Presley. (June 9, 2014, Page 1)
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)
A new Monday feature for The Oxford EAGLE called “The Dart” – a feature story originating from a location in the LOU community that’s determined by throwing a dart at a map of the county, city and university — opens with a story from Highway 9W about how faith has helped Madison and Jeremy Abbott deal with the challenge of changing homes and jobs while raising a growing family. (May 27, 2014, Page 1)