U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Abruscato spoke of three common beliefs most veterans share during the annual Veteran’s Day celebration Friday — honor to have served; sacrifice for a nation and its people and pride in doing their part. (November 14, 2011, Page 1A)
The Mississippi Republican Party announced Thursday in Jackson that long-time Oxford Democratic Sen. Gray Tollison has changed political parties and is now a registered Republican. (November 11, 2011, Page 1)
Several events are planned for Veterans Day to help honor and celebrate those who serve our country. (November 10, 2011, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Student District will now offer three different routes in obtaining a high school diploma (November 10, 2011, Page 1)
Oxford Alderman Brad Mayo said he will most likely resign his position from the city board after winning Tuesday’s election in the race for District 12 House of Representatives. See the results of all House races that include Lafayette County in the district. (November 9, 2011, Page 1)
Lafayette County supervisors Robert Blackmon and Mike Pickens will retain their seats for another four-year term after winning Tuesday’s election. (November 9, 2011, Page 1)
UPDATE: 9:41 All 18 precincts reporting. Waiting on results from absentee and affidavit ballots.
UPDATE: 9:35 p.m. Associated Press is reporting that Initiative 26 has been rejected.
The uncontested results will be listed in Wednesday’s EAGLE. The Associated Press is reporting that Mike Chaney has won the race for insurance commissioner, Tate Reeves has been elected Lt. governor, and Mike Pickering elected state auditor. Jim Hood elected for attorney general. Phil Bryant elected Governor. Cindy Hyde-Smith elected Ag Commissioner.
State election results below are for Lafayette County only.
Winners in bold.
(more…) (November 8, 2011)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and local House Rep. Tommy Reynolds are asking the State Legislature to allow a 4.5 mile portion of Old Sardis Road to be renamed the Kevser Ermin Memorial Highway, named after Ermin who was killed last month while riding her bike along that road. (November 8, 2011, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved 3 to 2 giving $15,000 to the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday. Last month, YAC was denied the funding, however Supervisor Robert Blackmon changed his vote Monday, granting YAC the funds. (November 8, 2011, Page 1)
Lafayette County residents will cast their votes for local and state elections as well as three controversial constitutional amendments on the ballot Tuesday. (November 7, 2011, Page 1A)