After 18 years, Senior Pastor Warren Black is retiring as pastor at Oxford-University United Methodist Church at the end of the month. Associate Pastor Claire Dobbs will also be leaving to become senior pastor at another church. (June 6, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)
University of Mississippi associate professor of biochemistry Mike Mossing is honored as today’s everyday hero for his commitment to the Oxford School District and Oxford’s many bicycle pathways. (June 6, 2014, Page 1A)
A public hearing will be held in two weeks on changes to the city’s taxi ordinance that would limit what cab drivers can charge riders and require all cabs to have security cameras. (June 5, 2014, Page 1, 2)
There’s no shortage of things to do in the LOU community and surrounding area this weekend, as typings, signings and showings highlight The Weekend Ticket. (June 5, 2014, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved donating $5,000 to Leadership Lafayette to fund county signs. The group has raised enough for two signs. (June 5, 2014, Page 1)
While Sen. Thad Cochran and his Tea Party opponent wait with baited breath to find out if they will held to a runoff election later this month, Lafayette County voters showed their support for fellow resident, Cochran who took 64.3 percent of the vote in the U.S. Senate Republican Primary Tuesday night. Few problems were reported with the new voter ID law and election officials said everything ran smoothly at the polls. (June 4, 2014, Page 1, 12)
The city of Oxford and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi will work together to make sure residents living along Bickerstaff Lane are not negatively impacted by the sounds of traffic on the new Belk Boulevard extension being built near the hospital’s new regional facility.
Retired CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Maxx Hipp receive the Citizen of the Year Award at last the 2014 Chamber Annual Meeting last night. (June 4, 2014, Page 1)
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)