Online Edition
Monday, July 28, 2014

Headlines

Suspect arrested in beating death

A fifth suspect in the beating death of Lafayette County resident Derald “Pete” Connell has been arrested and charged with his murder.

Douglas Wayne Jones, 21, of Oxford was picked up by U.S. Marshals in Lousiana on Monday afternoon. (May 18, 2010, Page 1)

Share this Oxford Eagle story.

    Deluge hits homes

    Several homes were flooded after a thunderstorm Sunday evening brought 2 to 3 inches of rain to the Oxford area within an hour and more than 6 inches in a three-hour period. (May 17, 2010, Page 1A, 3A)

    Share this Oxford Eagle story.

      FEMA sets up in Abbeville

      With President Barack Obama’s federal disaster declaration for several north Mississippi counties on Friday, disaster assistance is now available for those who suffered damages or losses due to the severe weather and tornado outbreak on May 2 that left six dead, including an Abbeville woman. (May 17, 2010, Page 1A)

      Share this Oxford Eagle story.

        Judge OKs reorganization plan for Belk building

        With the approval of its reorganization plan, Belk Properties LLC can now partner with an investment company to help finish Phase 1 of the Vieux Carré project, located on the corner of North Lamar Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue on the Square. (May 17, 2010, Page 1A)

        Share this Oxford Eagle story.

          Disaster recover center to open in Abbeville

          President Barack Obama has approved a federal disaster declaration for Lafayette County and five other northern Mississippi counties hit by severe weather earlier this month that killed six people, including an Abbeville woman.

          A Disaster Recovery Center will be open at 8 a.m., Monday at Abbeville Baptist Church for residents to register for federal assistance.

          “They need to come by and register and then they can find out what type of assistance they may be eligible for,” said Lafayette County Emergency Management Coordinator David Shaw.

          Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday the declaration gives residents access to federal government assistance programs in Alcorn, Benton, Lafayette, Prentiss, Tippah and Tishomingo counties. (May 14, 2010)

          Share this Oxford Eagle story.

            Lafayette layoffs continue

            The Lafayette County School District continued the process of letting employees go at the beginning of this week, citing a shrinking budget. This brings the total count to 23 employees who have lost their jobs since last Thursday. Seventeen others are retiring, and many will not be replaced. (May 14, 2010, Page 1A, 5A)

            Share this Oxford Eagle story.

              Retiring educators

              The end of the school year brings numerous retirements. This year, two couples, take their final bow together.

              The Shollenbergers retire after more than 30 years of teaching drama. Leah Shollenberger retires at the end of this month from Lafayette High School and her husband Jim Shollenberger retired from the University of Mississippi.

              The McClungs will retire after seven years from Lafayette School District and more than 35 years as educators. Ben McClung serves as assistant superintendent and ends his career as the last assistant superintendent. Due to budget cuts, his position will not be replaced. (May 14, 2010, Page 1A, 5A)

              Share this Oxford Eagle story.

                Sunday alcohol sales on table

                City leaders will consider Tuesday whether to allow for special exceptions for some Sunday alcohol sales. A proposed ordinance was submitted by the Oxford Restaurant Association to the Board of Aldermen asking for the sale of alcoholic beverages for Fathers Day, Fourth of July and home football game weekends. (May 14, 2010, Page 1A, 2A)

                Share this Oxford Eagle story.

                  Youth job program in danger

                  The Summer Coin program put 1,500 teens to work last summer, keeping them off the streets and allowing them to be vital contributors to their families, all the while learning important life lessons and work ethics that would stay with them for a lifetime.
                  While the folks at Three Rivers are hoping to be able to put teens to work again this summer, the necessary funds needed are being tied up in Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2010, Page 1A)

                  Share this Oxford Eagle story.

                    Hotel project moves forward

                    Despite ongoing dissent from many who live in the Jefferson Avenue neighborhood and other city residents, both downtown historic commissions approved a request for a new hotel and parking lot near the Square. The Historic Preservation Commission voted 5-4 on favor of the new hotel. The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission voted 4-1 in favor of the parking lot across the street. (May 13, 2010, Page 1A, 5A)

                    Share this Oxford Eagle story.

                       Page 256 of 276  « First  ... « 254  255  256  257  258 » ...  Last » 
                      REMAX Legacy Realty First National Bank