The Oxford Transit Commission voted to recommend that Board of Aldermen approve the 2014-15 $2.5 million budget. OUT has to approve its budget early in the calendar year so it can be put into a grant application package for federal grants that pay 80 percent of the budget. (February 13, 2014, Page 1, 14)
Ole Miss will host its second annual RebelTHON event Feb. 22 at the Jackson avenue center to raise money for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The event is a 12 hour long dance marathon. The community is welcome to attend. (February 13, 2014, Page 1)
Seventeen participants in the Third Judicial Drug Court graduated Tuesday after three years in the intense program that is an alternative sentence than prison for drug offenders. (February 12, 2014, Page 1)
After nearly five years of planning, raising funds and construction, the community will get its first chance to tour the new $30 million Oxford High School next week. (more…) (February 11, 2014, Page 1)
Developers planning to build a new shopping center on Highway 7 South near the Windsor Falls subdivision jumped their first hurdle Monday when they received approval from the Oxford Planning Commission to rezone about 25 acres from residential to general businesses. (more…) (February 11, 2014, Page 1)
Roads in Oxford and Lafayette County aren’t expected to clear up a whole lot during the next 24 hours, and local and state officials are recommending drivers stay off area roads if possible. (more…) (February 11, 2014, Page 1)
Officials with the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts have announced that the city and county schools are closed today due to the snow and ice.
The Mary Cathey Headstart Center follows the Lafayette County School District and will be closed as well.
Classes at the University of Mississippi are canceled until noon. The campus and offices will open at noon.
The city and county has canceled its solid waste and recycling collection for Tuesday.
The Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for 5:30 this evening has been postponed until 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20.
This report will be updated as details about other area schools are made available.
(February 11, 2014)
Elizabeth Roane Mann celebrated her birthday party Saturday at Emeritus of Oxford. She will be 100 years old on Feb. 12. Mann grew up in Oxford and was good friends with the Faulkner family. (February 10, 2014, Page 1)
Oxford area could get ice, snow early this week. (February 10, 2014, Page 14)
Organizers of this year’s Oxford Film Festival say the festival brought in $2,000 more in tickets prices this year. Having three celebrities may have helped increase the numbers. Read about the festival and the winners in today’s EAGLE. (February 10, 2014, Page 1)