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Don’t forget about type 1 diabetes

Olivia Estes’ favorite subject in school is Greek mythology — where demi-gods and mythical creatures can fly, breathe fire and pull the lighting from the sky. They have great strength and powers, although, they also all have one great weakness.
While some may say having type 1 diabetes might be Olivia’s weakness, they obviously haven’t met the precocious 8-year-old. (April 9, 2010, Page 1A)

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    Vote now! Best of Oxford 2010

    Who sells the best hamburger in town? What’s the best taxi service? Where would you send a friend to buy a new car?

    Here’s your chance to weigh in on our 2010 Best of Oxford awards. Click here to vote online.

    (more…) (April 9, 2010)

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      Celebrating the new chancellor

      As Dr. Dan Jones officially takes office as the 16th chancellor in the 162-year history of the University of Mississippi, The Oxford EAGLE is marking the occasion with a special section devoted to Chancellor Jones’ inauguration.

      (more…) (April 9, 2010, Page 1C)

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        Online subscription program underway

        Beginning April 1, we transitioned from the free-access period of our new e-edition into a paid online subscription pilot program. Readers will be able to sign up for $5 per month to get the entire day’s paper — just as it appeared in print. The online subscription also includes access to the past 30 days’ edition.

        (more…) (April 8, 2010)

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          Wife charged in death

          Henry White, 60, was found at his Highway 7 South home with multiple and extensive wounds all over his body, according to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy. He was dead by the time deputies arrived at about 1:30 p.m. His wife, Lou Ann White has been charged with his murder. (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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            Chancellor Inauguration

            An investiture ceremony for the 16th Chancellor Dan Jones on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will be the centerpiece of what has been a week-long observance of community service.
            While the event is not open to the general public, the show will be broadcast on channel 99 for MetroCast cable TV subscribers and rebroadcast at 9 p.m. on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

             (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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              New road construction ahead

              Several road projects that have been in the works can now move forward with construction bids after the Board of Aldermen approved the request from city engineers on Tuesday. Along with the projects, several roads in town will begin construction shortly.
              The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has authorized the expenditure of $1.2 million in federal stimulus dollars to fund milling and overlay work in the city of Oxford.
              The bid was approved for Lehman-Roberts Company to mill and overlay multiple Oxford streets, including: Jackson Avenue, from west of Oxford Mall to east of Rebel Drive; Old Taylor Road, from University Place to South Lamar; Old Taylor Road, from Kitchen Aid to Bickerstaff and Belk Drive, from Medical Park to Burney Branch.

               (April 8, 2010, Page 1)

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                Race weekend coming up

                Oxford Endurance Weekend, scheduled for Aug. 13-15, will feature the Faulkner 5K, the Tri-Oxford triathlon, a 20K Race of Truth time-trial bike race, a criterium around the Square and a road race in Taylor. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)

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                  County schools prepare for cuts

                  The Lafayette County School District voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a Staff Reduction in Force policy that outlines how the district should handle any wide-spread layoffs of licensed employees in the district. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)

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                    Work can begin on Cedar Oaks

                    The city of Oxford can move forward in making necessary repairs and coming up with marketing plans for the Cedar Oaks Heritage House, after it officially became city property Tuesday afternoon. (April 7, 2010, Page 1)

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