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Man sentenced to 9 years for burning bar

Wayne Allen Stoker, 45, of Oxford was sentenced Monday by District Judge Neal B. Biggers to serve 108 months — or nine years — following his guilty plea in 2010 where he admitted to knowingly and maliciously damaging and destroying The Dam Bar by means of fire. He will be placed on three years of supervised release after his sentence in completed. Biggers also ordered Stoker to pay $211,000 in restitution. In court, Stoker admitted his motivation was racial hatred. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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    World War II veteran flies high

    World War II veteran and Azalea Gardens resident Hugh Newton took to the skies Tuesday in a 1943 Boeing Stearman, owned by Bill and Darryl Fisher of Salem, Ore. who are touring the country and giving free rides to veterans. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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      NOTE TO HOME SUBSCRIBERS

      Due to technical difficulties, home delivery of today’s edition of The EAGLE may be later than usual in some areas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. (March 30, 2011)

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        Having our say

        Locals took part in a state wide survey as part of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi action plan on Tuesday. The show is visiting 20 communities in the state to get feedback before organizing a plan in the fall on how the state can improve. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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          New OHS plans approved

          Construction can now begin on the $30 million new Oxford High School after the city planning commission approved the site plan on Tuesday.

          For video of architect Michael Jones, click here. (March 30, 2011, Page 1)

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            Sight Savers brings world into focus

            About 15 children from all over north Mississippi attended the Sight Savers America clinic this past Friday. A handful of them went home with a closed circuit television while the others took home other various visions aids, including telescopes, handheld magnifiers and Braille equipment. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

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              Domestic violence director responds to complaints

              Talaunja Eskridge, the executive director of the Domestic Violence Project, said she is working to ensure Oxford’s only shelter for victims of domestic violence remains open after the Secretary of State’s Office issued a “cease and desist” order Monday against the shelter for continuing to solicit donations. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

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                School building boom about to begin

                Oxford School Board of Trustees approved several construction related items at Monday’s board meeting including approving bonds and starting a Della Davidson Elementary project to add eight classrooms. The board will attend tonight’s Oxford Planning Commission at 5 that will be held at the high school. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Miss-I-Sippin’ returns to Powerhouse

                  Little by little, Oxford is beginning to make a name for itself as a place to eat. Although we’ve lost several restaurants, we’ve added many new ones, and nowhere is the sheer plenitude of the town’s great eats more evident than at events such as the upcoming annual Miss-I-Sippin’ from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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                    Many hands help others

                    Hundreds of University of Mississippi students ignored the rain and cold and worked throughout the community on Saturday as part of the UM Big Event. (March 28, 2011, Page 1A)

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