Oxford Boys and Girls Club got a new director this summer who plans to continue to build upon the successful programming in place. Lamont Watkins joined the team in July and is from Raleigh, N.C. (August 26, 2011, Page 1A)
The Branch of Hope men’s drug and alcohol rehabilitation ranch in Water Valley announces a new Board of Directors and the opening a new women-only facility. (August 25, 2011, Page 1)
The search continues for Ricky Russell, 56, of Batesville, an Alzheimer’s patient who has been missing since wandering away from him home Tuesday morning. (August 25, 2011, Page 1)
Increased enrollment year after year has caused the University of Mississippi to expand its dining services. (August 25, 2011, Page 1)
Lafayette County Supervisor Ray Sockwell lost to Mike Roberts in Tuesday night’s runoff election. He’s the third incumbent supervisor to be voted out of office this election cycle. Sylvia Baker won her bid against Lisa Hickman Spragins to become Lafayette County’s Tax Assessor/Collector. Read about all the runoff election results in today’s Oxford EAGLE. (August 24, 2011, Page 1)
A third supervisor has been ousted by voters during tonight’s primary runoff.
District 5 Supervisor incumbent Ray Sockwell Jr. lost to Mike Roberts who walked away with 52.29 percent of the votes. However, the final tally had Roberts winning by only 40 votes over Sockwell. In November, Roberts will go up against Republican Greg Bounds who won the primary election on Aug. 2.
Deputy tax assessor/collector Sylvia Baker bested her opponent Lisa Hickman Spragins. Baker took 71.01 percent of the votes. There is no Republican running against Baker in November.
Look for a precinct-by-precinct breakdown tomorrow in The Oxford EAGLE. As of 9:15 p.m., here are the results with 18 out of 18 precincts reporting and all affidavit and absentee votes accounted for:
(more…) (August 23, 2011)
Tennessee Williams’ play, “Streetcar Names Desire” opens Wednesday and will run through Friday at The Powerhouse. Tickets on Wednesday and Friday are $10 to $12 for members and $8 for students. Tickets for Thursday’s show are $35 to $40 which include a City Grocery Dinner. For more information, visit www.theatreoxford.com. (August 23, 2011, Page 1)
Tons of mulch made from the downed trees and brush from the storms that wreaked havoc in Lafayette County on April 27 are ready for the public to come and take as much as they’d like for free at the Lafayette County Industrial Park. (August 23, 2011, Page 1)
Voters will decide Tuesday who will be Lafayette County’s new tax assessor/collector during the runoff election. There are a total of four local races on the ballot. Voters will also finish choosing the Democratic nominee for governor and the Republican nominee for state treasurer. (August 22, 2011, Page 1A)