Flipping on your lights will cost you a few more cents next month.
Electric bills are set to rise in April by about $3.80 a month for typical residential customers now that the Tennessee Valley Authority has approved a fuel-cost adjustment to cover fluctuating fuel and purchased-power costs.
Despite the rise, customers will still pay less this April compared to April 2009, thanks to a continuous credit that’s been in place since October. (March 25, 2010, Page 1)
Two new pet stores are coming to Oxford this year. The first opening at the end of April focuses on healthy eating for your pets. The Memphis-based company, Hollywood Feed, has been around for over 50 years and is now beginning to branch out into new markets. The second is national chain PetSmart set to open at the end of the year. (March 22, 2010, Page 6)
Attorney Nathan Yow has recently opened Mississippi Auto Arms in the High Cotton building just off the Square. He’s specializing in tactical accessories, magazines, semi-automatic pistols, rifles, shotguns, suppressers and National Firearms Act items. (March 15, 2010, Page 6)
A little slice of New York just arrived to the Oxford Square thanks to David and Misti Skutnik. Fotino’s Deli, now located on South Lamar, is quickly becoming a popular lunch stop since it opened on February 15. (March 8, 2010, Page 5a)
The empty gas station at the corner of South Lamar Boulevard and University Avenue is set to be demolished after remaining empty for a couple of years. In its place will be a Checkers fast-food restaurant. The demolition request and site plan were approved by the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission on Wednesday. (March 4, 2010, Page 2)
A new city hall and several new businesses are bringing a mini-boom to downtown Abbeville. Yocona in Exile and Abbeville Grill are giving the 450 citizens of the town north of Oxford a place to gather and eat. A $100,000 grant is allowing for a new city hall to be built by May, and in the meantime, city leaders want to continue enticing development. (March 1, 2010, Page 1)
BRIEFS — Benjamin West joins the Oxford law firm Holcomb Dunbar as an associate attorney; A ribbon cutting was held Thursday at Mississippi Auto Arms Inc.; Viking Range Corp. is laying off 20 more people in Greenwood. (February 22, 2010, Page 6)
The new buffet restaurant replaces International Buffet, which was open only a few months in the West Jackson Avenue shopping center which also houses Johnson’s Furniture. The new restaurant features 200 items including both Chinese and American fare. (February 22, 2010, Page 6)
The Oxford EAGLE’s advertising staff was honored Saturday at the Mississippi Press Association annual meeting in Jackson. Staff members received a total of 18 awards, six of them for first place, in Division C (under 9,000 circulation). (February 1, 2010, Page 6A)