The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and the Oxford Police Department are working on a possible murder/suicide this morning.
According to Investigator Alan Wilburn with the sheriff’s department, Michael Orange was found dead at about 9:20 a.m. in his residence on County Road 105. He died from a single gunshot wound to his head. His death appears to be a suicide, Wilburn said.
OPD officers responded to St. Andrew’s Circle shortly after where the body of Sharon Pegues Orange was discovered, also dead from a gunshot wound.
Check the EAGLE website for updated information. (October 13, 2014)
Two new memorial signs will be placed in honor of Donald Carwile, former Oxford Police Department officer and U.S. Army officer. Carwile passed away in 2008. (October 13, 2014, Page 1)
Classmates return to recently renovated facility for the first reunion of the old Abbeville School. (October 13, 2014, Page 1)
It’s been about five weeks since paid parking returned to the Square area. Downtown merchants and city leaders say the parking meters seem to be working, and residents and visitors seem to be adapting. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)
The Oxford School District has received some multi-million-dollar bids on several tracts of land it owns near the Square. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)
Square Books has been a haven for authors and book aficionados since being founded by Richard and Lisa Howorth in 1979. (October 12, 2014, Page 1A)
The Oxford-Lafayette Public Library has recently seen its fair share of middle schoolers who walk down to the facility after school and cause disturbances with readers and staff. A police report was filed yesterday morning as the librarian believes some students started a fire on the steps of the library. (October 10, 2014, Page 1)
City leaders discuss ways to guide development. (October 10, 2014, Page 1A, 3A)
Autumnfest will return to Abbeville this Saturday for locals to enjoy food vendors, crafts, kid activities and local music. The festival will open at 9 a.m. (October 9, 2014, Page 1)
Authors, musicians and the annual 3 Blind Wines fundraiser highlight the “Weekend Ticket” for the LOU community and surrounding area. (October 9, 2014, Page 1A)