Selfless acts of kindness led two local women to receive state-level honors for their commitment and compassion with assisting others.
Three of five Lafayette County supervisors voted to pull the annual $15,000 appropriation for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday due to an art show scheduled to be held at The Powerhouse last week but was later moved to private property. Supervisor Robert Blackmon has requested the issue be brought back up at the next supervisor’s meeting on Nov. 7. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)
Art supporters took to social media and phones to express their outrage over the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors decision to cut the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council funding on Monday. A Facebook group already has over 500 followers showing their support of the arts. Not everyone disapproved of the decision though. (October 4, 2011, Page 12)
The Burns Belfry Church could be nearing completion if a final grant is approved by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to approve to apply for the grant on Monday during a special meeting. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)
Lafayette School Board approved to begin its first redistricting map after the 2010 census showed major shifts in two of the five districts. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)
During its regular meeting Monday morning, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted 3 to 2 to not approve the $15,000 originally budgeted for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council due to a controversial art show. Read more about this vote in today’s EAGLE. (October 3, 2011)
Annual fall festival event attracts more vendors and visitors for this year’s celebration in Abbeville. (October 3, 2011, Page 1A)
The Oxford Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation helps bring jobs to the area by marketing Oxford to big businesses and industries as well as support and help existing businesses stay successful. (October 3, 2011, Page 1A)
Albert William Bagwell, 27, is back behind bars after walking off from a work detail Friday. Investigators say Bagwell was found Sunday in the southern part of the county and taken into custody without incident. He was being held on no bond awaiting his trial on a charge of grand theft when he escaped.
(October 1, 2011, Page 2A)
A University of Mississippi organization is asking the community to make a commitment to make Oxford’s roads safe for everyone, whether they ride a bike or drive a car by signing a pledge during the first “Share the Road” event being held Oct. 3-7. (September 30, 2011, Page 1A)