Ticket sales were slightly down for Friday’s paid Double Decker music but crowds were up on Saturday as crowd favorites such as Jimbo Mathus, Patterson Hood, Funky Meters and Mavis Staples took to the Caterpillar Main Stage. Local acts such as Young Buffalo and Rocket 88 also drew ample crowds to the Oxford American 20th Anniversary Stage. (April 30, 2012, Page 1, 10)
Two recent reports offer the latest evidence that Mississippi’s economy is rebounding from the Great Recession. One report notes that Lafayette County’s jobless rate continues to fall. Local unemployment dropped from 7.6 percent in February to 6.9 percent in March. The state and local economies are expected to continue to gradually improve for the next three years before peaking in 2016, according to another report. (April 30, 2012, Page 5)
Charlie Mars kicked off the Double Decker Festival in Oxford, Miss on Friday night. The crowds began filling in as the sun set on the North Lamar Caterpillar Stage.
Deer Tick played as the sun went down and finished their set with some covers including “La Bamba.” (April 27, 2012)
Double Decker, Oxford’s biggest event, begins tonight. See today’s EAGLE for parking information, Kids Fair schedule and music lineups. (April 27, 2012, Page 1A)
Oxford University School will move by May 2013 after recent announcements include the hospital purchasing land the current school sits on. (April 27, 2012, Page 1A)
It’s hard to live in Oxford and not have seen Allen Toles push his way around Oxford in his wheelchair. He seems to be everywhere. Toles agreed to allow EAGLE staff writer tell his story in today’s paper. (April 26, 2012, Page 1)
Oxford School District heard from parents and administrators on Monday about the sex education options. The board intends to vote at the end of May. (April 26, 2012, Page 1)
The Downtown Parking Commission is moving forward with implementing paid parking around the Square that’s proposed to cost $1 each hour. (April 25, 2012, Page 1)
A look back at the past year and recovery efforts since the April 27, 2011 tornadoes that damaged the area.
Also in the package: — Emergency Sirens surround county and UM prepares for potential diasters. (April 25, 2012, Page 1)
Girl Scout Troop 20356 of Oxford has installed a StoryWalk along the nature trail in Avent Park. The story features 28 laminated pages of a children’s book on stakes that were placed about 10 feet apart. Young walkers can read the story as they walk along the path. (April 24, 2012, Page 1)