The Oxford Board of Aldermen and the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors hope to find the highest bidder on 40-plus bars of silver on Monday when verbal and written bids will be taken in a public forum at 1 p.m. at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (December 2, 2011, Page 1A)
Former Gov. William Lowe “Bill” Waller, originally from Oxford, died Wednesday at the age of 85 in Jackson. Read about his life and reactions from those who knew him in today’s EAGLE. (December 1, 2011, Page 1)
Dreaming of Christmas? Well it is just around the corner and to get you ready Oxford is serving up quite a few local events about the holiday. (December 1, 2011, Page 1)
Oxford literary great William Faulkner’s work may no longer lay dying on the shelves.
Select Faulkner novels and short stories are just a couple years away from making it to the big screen, as a new, first-look option with producer David Milch was announced Wednesday.
The result of two years of discussion after the Faulkner Conference in 2010 led to the partnership with Milch and the Faulkner Literary Estate. (December 1, 2011, Page 1)
More than 50 community members met to discuss future plans for the Excel by Five program on Tuesday night. (November 30, 2011, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is still searching for two male suspects believed to have taken a large sum of money during an armed robbery at the Abbeville branch of the Bank of Holly Springs in Abbeville Tuesday. (November 30, 2011, Page 1)
The Oxford Council on Aging and Meals on Wheels have teamed up to give senior citizens who are homebound a $10 Christmas gift. (November 29, 2011, Page 1)
The Oxford School District saved more than $23,000 or 7 percent in energy costs this year as part of the pilot TVA Green School Initiative program. (November 29, 2011, Page 1)
An armed gunman robbed the Abbeville Bank this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department.
The Oxford and Lafayette County school districts are among the best public education systems in the state, and the community is home to the University of Mississippi, a higher educational institution that continues to rise in the ranks of schools recognized for academic excellence. (more…) (November 28, 2011, Page 1A)