City elections, which saw incumbent Mayor Pat Patterson and five aldermen re-elected along with two new faces on the city board, highlighted news in The Oxford EAGLE during the second quarter of 2013. This is the second in a four-part series reviewing the top stories of 2013. (December 27, 2013, Page 1A)
The Lafayette County Planning Commission voted unanimously Monday to require all establishments to pave their parking lots, development roads and driveways that connect to the county or state roads. The vote will go to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for a final decision. (December 24, 2013, Page 16)
Friends refused to stop searching after Michael “Big Mike” Brown went missing Dec. 9. After spending almost 24 hours in his truck, hurt and cold, Brown is gaining steps in his recovery at The Med. (December 24, 2013, Page 1, 3)
A Steeplechase resident took an obvious stray dog covered in cuts and neon pink spray paint to the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society last week and just days after, a breeder surrendered 28 dogs. (December 23, 2013, Page 1)
Lafayette County will begin assessing county employees (not law enforcement or elected officials) who take home vehicles $3 a day on their W2 forms under “other income” as required by the IRS. (December 23, 2013, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has made three arrests in the shooting death of University of Mississippi graduate student.
According to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Alan Wilburn the three men were on and off again students at the University of Mississippi and lived next door to the victim, Zacharias Herculese McClendon of Gulfport. Wilburn said the motive was robbery.
Charged with capitol murder are: Steven Matthew Wilbanks, 22, of North Carolina; Derrick Boone, 23 of Laurel and Joseph Lyons, 20, of Houston, Texas.
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors passed a vicious dog ordinance Monday that will require vicious dogs to be kept inside unless on a leash and could force owners to purchase insurance. (December 17, 2013, Page 1, 3)
The Public Service Commission will hear four cases involving water and sewer services at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lafayette County Chancery Building involving a request to leave Delta Rain water and be serviced by Oxford for a developers in Wellsgate and two cases for Lakes of Oxford utility to operate a sewage disposal system. (December 16, 2013, Page 5)
The community is invited out to share a meal and visit with “Snowflake the Elf” during its annual Christmas meal at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Stone Center. (December 13, 2013, Page 3A)
The Mississippi Senate Highway Study Committee will host a Town Hall meeting in Oxford next week to gather ideas from the public on how to keep the state’s highways, roads and bridges maintained and upgraded to keep them safe.
The meeting will be one of three held around the state and will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at The Inn at Ole Miss and will run about two hours. (December 13, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)