Back in 2004, the new Indoor Practice Facility at Ole Miss was just about finished, while in 1934, the original City Grocery on the Square was adding a meat market. These are some of the highlights that took place in Lafayette County during this week in local history. (October 15, 2014, Page 1A)
Oxford High School graduate Matthew Forgette recently received a Croft Scholarship at the University of Mississippi. He plans on having an emphasis in Chinese with the Chinese Flagship Program. (October 14, 2014, Page 1)
Oxford heard sirens yesterday as a tornado warning was issued for the county. Pleasant weather is expected to follow the cold front that confronted the state. (October 14, 2014, Page 1)
Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Oxford Planning Commission meeting scheduled for today at City Hall at 5 p.m., has been rescheduled for Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. (October 13, 2014)
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)