More than 1,800 street lights in the City of Oxford are gradually being replaced with more energy efficient bulbs due to the upcoming Jan. 1 deadline when mercury vapor bulbs will no longer be available. (November 23, 2010, Page 1)
An ad valorem tax exemption for the Downtown Historic District was approved recently by the Oxford Board of Aldermen along with approval of its first abatement for the Thompson House. (November 23, 2010, Page 1)
A federal jury acquitted veteran Oxford FBI agent Hal Neilson on two of five counts, and the judge declared a mistrial on the other three Saturday in Aberdeen. (November 22, 2010, Page 1A)
The Vieux Carre is nearly complete with Phase one of construction after working with Meadowbrook Capital LLC and Randall Commercial Group. (November 22, 2010, Page 1A)
Oxford University Methodist Church and St. John’s Catholic Church will both hold a Thanksgiving meal this week for the community. St. Johns will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and O-U Methodist will be on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (November 22, 2010, Page 1A)
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)