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)
The Downtown Parking Commission reviewed parking laws and made some changes that will go into effect, if approved by the Board of Aldermen, this summer when a new paid-parking system is rolled out. One change included the time of the enforcement. Commissioners agreed that paid parking should be enforced 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (February 10, 2014, Page 1)
Developers for a proposed shopping center will ask the Oxford Planning Commission for a change in zoning for 25 acres located on the west side of Highway 7 South, near CR 322, from residential to general businesses at 5 p.m. Monday. (February 7, 2014, Page 1A)