Two local Hispanic grocery and convenience stores were searched recently during a year-long federal, state and local investigation that resulted in about 30 federal search warrants being issued across Mississippi. Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Agent in Charge Keith Davis said counterfeit pharmaceuticals were recovered at both locations. (November 19, 2010, Page 1A)
As part of the Open World Program, several Russian delegates have spent the week in Oxford learning about the medical and university community as well as taking in the sights on the Square.
The University of Mississippi obtained approval from the state college board to purchase the Whirlpool property for $3.4 million and to move forward with a new housing hall and welcome center. (November 19, 2010, Page 1A)
At least three cases involving crimes against children have been retired to the files during the October court term.
Third Circuit District Attorney Ben Creekmore said he could not comment on the individual cases but that in general, sexual-based crimes are prosecuted like any other crimes, however, just because there’s been an arrest, doesn’t necessarily mean there is always a conviction.
See these cases and other results from the October Court Term in today’s EAGLE. (November 18, 2010, Page 1)
Oxford School District will build a new $31 million high school near Della Davidson Elementary School in the Oxford Commons Area located at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue. The school board approved a contract Wednesday to spend nearly $3.5 million for 75 acres and to extend Sisk Avenue. (November 18, 2010, Page 1)
After the success of the 2010 Holiday Market last Saturday, many local businesses are gearing up for the holiday season. Black Friday is just around the corner, and several Oxford businesses have plans made for the busy retail day. (November 17, 2010, Page 1)
The Oxford School Board approved a $2.56 million land purchase contract this afternoon for 65 acres, or $39,500 per acre, with Thomas Webb Avent and Murray Avent for land in Oxford Commons, located at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue. The land will be used as the site for the new high school. An additional 10 acres was donated by the Avents to the school district. An additional $913,500 will be paid by the district to extend Sisk Avenue 1,500 feet into the Oxford Commons development. See Thursday’s EAGLE for additional details on the land purchase. (November 17, 2010)
A new city leash law has been proposed but the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday sent the strictly worded law back to the drawing board in order to allow dogs to roam free on their own property and on a potential future dog park. (November 17, 2010, Page 1)
Mayor Pat Patterson spoke with the Pathways Commission on Monday about a proposal to make a strip of Jackson Avenue near City Hall one-way. (November 16, 2010, Page 1A)
State Rep. Warner McBride has announced his intent to fill the position of Transportation Commissioner for the Northern District of Mississippi in a special election to be held on January 11. The position was opened after the late Bill Minor, who was elected Transportation Commissioner in 2003, died on Nov. 1. (November 16, 2010, Page 1A)