A proposed 15 percent funding cut to the Mississippi Library Commission by Gov. Phil Bryant has several librarians worried about the longevity of the Magnolia database project (March 14, 2012, Page 1)
While former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won the Mississippi Republican primary Tuesday, Lafayette County voters backed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, giving him 36.9 percent of the votes. (March 14, 2012, Page 1)
Rick Santorum has won Mississippi’s Republican presidential primary.
Incumbents U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker have won the Repulican nomination for the 1st Congressional District and U.S. Senate, respectively. Albert N. Gore Jr. won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
Contested results for Lafayette County are below. Results from the uncontested races will be published along with the full results in Wednesday’s edition of The Oxford EAGLE.
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The new Oxford Superintendent is also the current one. Brian Harvey was named the head of the Oxford School District late on Monday evening. (March 13, 2012, Page 1)
A local man has been indicted for being married to two women at the same time. The grand jury in February handed down its indictments for the upcoming April court term. Read about the bigamy case and several other indictments in today’s EAGLE. (March 13, 2012, Page 1)
U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee will face two fellow Republicans in Tuesday’s primary election as he battles to retain his 1st Congressional District seal, representing north Mississippi. (March 12, 2012, Page 1A)
Efforts are underway to renovate the Powerhouse Community Arts Center and the Burns Belfry Church. (March 9, 2012, Page 1A)
Construction is set to begin Monday on bike paths and sidewalks on Sisk Avenue and South Lamar Boulevard. (March 9, 2012, Page 1A)
The building costs revealed on Wednesday were far more than expected by the Oxford School Board causing a delay in a decision on who will build the school. The question is now, can we build the school? (March 8, 2012, Page 1)
Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods America,” visited Oxford Tuesday and Wednesday, spending time with chef John Currence and eating lunch at Mama Jo’s on North Lamar Boulevard which will be featured in an upcoming show this summer. (March 8, 2012, Page 1)