Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, five people in the LOU community will get $50,000 toward the purchase of a home in the Community Green subdivision.
More than 1,400 applicants attended the Winchester job fair Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center.
Fourth of July activities begin this Saturday with a street dance and end with fireworks on Monday night. For a full list of activities see today’s EAGLE. (June 29, 2011, Page 1)
Inside the city limits of Oxford, campaign signs are not allowed in the right of way. However, in Lafayette County, as long as the signs are not permanently installed into the ground, they can be in the right of way, as long as they are not blocking line of sight for traffic. (June 28, 2011, Page 1)
The Oxford School District approved its 2011-2012 $30.3 million budget on Monday. (June 28, 2011, Page 1)
The last day for victims of the April 27th storms to register for federal assistance is Tuesday. So far, in Lafayette County, 191 people have registered for help. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)
For the second year in a row, The Oxford EAGLE has been named the best small daily newspaper in Mississippi. The paper was honored with the General Excellence award and 24 other awards Saturday in Biloxi at the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)
Six MSMS students are working with local Daniel Doyle and artists Bill Beckwith, Andi Bedsworth and Wendy Hansen to turn an old bus into a bio-diesel farm on wheels. The project is currently in need of funds and more information can be found at their Kickstarter campaign. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)
Oxford’s own Natalie Wood will be competing against 44 other women next week for the crown in the Miss Mississippi Pageant being held in Vicksburg. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A)
An attorney for David Jackson Williams is asking the court to require a reverend to be subpoenaed and questioned during a murder trial in October. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A, 2A)