Former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) was the first person on the witness stand Monday in day one of a hearing at which former trial attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs of Oxford is hoping to convince a federal judge to vacate his sentence and conviction in a judicial bribery case that involved former circuit court judge Bobby DeLaughter. (March 27, 2012, Page 1)
A public hearing will be held on April 3 at 5 p.m. at Oxford High School to discuss concerns over the budgetary issues and construction of OHS. (March 27, 2012, Page 1)
Both sides rested this afternoon in the evidentiary hearing against fallen attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, who is asking the court to overturn his conviction of a 2009 judicial bribery case involving former circuit court judge Bobby DeLaughter.
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Oxford-Lafayette Habitat for Humanity is building a new home for Nakia Carrothers and her two children in the Brittany Woods subdivision. (March 26, 2012, Page 1)
With two college students shot and killed this weekend, one at Mississippi State University on campus and one at Jackson State University off campus, UM officials expressed their sorrow and concern over how a shooter was able to access the residence halls where the MSU student was killed. (March 26, 2012, Page 1)
John Leslie, 88, served as mayor of Oxford from 1973 to 1997, but he was also affectionately known as the local pharmacist at Leslie Drugs. People shared their memories of the man and the mayor with The EAGLE today. (March 26, 2012, Page 1)
Former Mayor John Oliver Leslie died Saturday. A visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Oxford on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. A graveside memorial service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Oxford Memorial Cemetery with Dr. David Sansing officiating. (March 25, 2012)
Fallen former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs will ask a federal judge Monday to vacate his conviction and the seven-year sentence he received in 2009 after pleading guilty to trying to influence a circuit court judge. (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)
An interior designer recommended $400K worth of changes and upgrades for the Oxford Conference Center Thursday to the Oxford Tourism Council. Designer Courtney Jones said the changes do not have to be made all at once and the first change she recommended is getting new chairs for the center. (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)
FULL STORY — Several events are being planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner. A free screening of “The Reivers,” lectures and other activities will take place on July 6.