Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department are awaiting autopsy reports from the state medical examiner’s office in Jackson before moving forward with the death of Abbeville resident Gary Blackmon who was found Monday morning on the ground under a bridge off Highway 7 North. (April 2, 2013, Page 1)
Lafayette High School Choir will travel to Carnegie Hall in March 2014 but must first raise the funds to attend. (April 2, 2013, Page 1)
A Lafayette County man was found dead Monday morning off Highway 7 near Abbeville.
The body of long-time county resident Gary Blackmon, 49, was found by passersby early Monday near a bridge on Highway 7 North. Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said Blackmon’s body was transferred to Jackson for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
Check The EAGLE for updates. (April 1, 2013)
With the city elections around the corner, campaign signs are starting to pop up on lawns around Oxford, showing the homeowner’s support for their choice for mayor and/or their ward’s alderman. However, residents need to make sure those signs are placed properly or risk losing them. (April 1, 2013, Page 1)
Several restaurant owners aren’t not thrilled with the Oxford Tourism Council’s new Double Decker Arts Festival food vendor selection process which is asking for Oxford or Double Decker-related menu items for this year’s event. (March 29, 2013, Page 1A, 10A)
MDOT will soon be getting bids on a construction project that will replace eight wooden bridges on Highway 328, leading into Taylor. (March 28, 2013, Page 1)
The Oxford Tourism Council will be considering recommendations given by a tourism research firm it hired last year that include passing off Double Decker to another organization and returning two historic houses to the Board of Aldermen’s control. (March 28, 2013, Page 1, 3)
Egg hunters will be busy in Oxford this weekend, if the rain stays at bay. See a listing of local egg hunts in today’s EAGLE. (March 27, 2013, Page 1)
About 50 people braved the cold Tuesday night to participate in a candlelight vigil in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Oxford to show support for same-gender marriage rights. (March 27, 2013, Page 1)
Beginning this May, the Oxford Elementary School will look a little different with a planned renovation that will remove Oxploratorium and build new office space. (March 26, 2013, Page 1)