By taking a few extra steps this holiday season when traveling away from home to visit loved ones during the holidays, there’s a better chance everything will still be as you left it when you return. Home burglaries climb during the holiday season. Read today’s EAGLE for some tips on keeping your home safe. (November 24, 2011, Page 1A)
The Oxford Downtown Council is hoping to kick off Christmas with some old and new traditions this year, including Oxford’s first official Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday. (November 24, 2011, Page 1A)
Local law enforcement agencies will be stepping up enforcement over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. (November 23, 2011, Page 1A)
With over $118 million in construction projects planned to begin in 2012 or currently underway, the University of Mississippi, will see a lot more hard hats around campus. (November 23, 2011, Page 1A)
St. John Evangelist Catholic Church is offering a free Thanksgiving meal at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. (November 22, 2011, Page 1)
The Oxford Police Department investigated the robbery of the Cash Advance business on West Jackson Avenue on Monday afternoon.
According to Chief Mike Martin, the suspect, described as a black male, entered Cash Advance at about 1:30 p.m. Monday and demanded cash. The robber did not present a weapon, but implied he had one. A cashier gave him an unknown amount of cash and he fled the scene toward Oxford Square Apartments.
For awhile on Monday afternoon, officers shut down and blocked off the apartment complex as they searched for the suspect. You’ll find more details on the robbery in Tuesday’s edition of The EAGLE. (November 21, 2011)
November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month so it’s a great time to honor those afflicted with the disease or some other form of dementia as well those who care for them by helping Oxford’s Memory Makers Respite Care Program continue to expand through donations. (November 21, 2011, Page 1A)
The Board of Directors has been choosen for the Patricia Edward-Aschoff Center for Victims of Domestic Abuse. The group is still working on getting its 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status but has been listed as a legal corporation under Mississippi state law. (November 18, 2011, Page 1A)
Representation of Lafayette County in the House and Senate has gone from a Democratic to a Republican majority. Read the thoughts of politicians, party representatives and a political science expert as to what, if any, effect this will have on Oxford. (November 17, 2011, Page 1)