The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported the death of a Lafayette County child. It was the first death associated with the seasonal flu in Lafayette County since the flu season began in August. (March 22, 2010, Page 1)
Sure, we’re living in the hills of north Mississippi. But when it comes to training to climb one of the tallest mountains in the world, it takes a lot of hills to get there. Abbeville woman Janice Carr is set to climb Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro this fall, both to fulfill a personal goal and to raise money for Angel Ranch. (March 19, 2010, Page 1A)
The U.S. Census Bureau mailed out a heads-up this week informing all households to be prepared to have their heads ready to be counted for the 2010 Census population count. (March 12, 2010, Page 1A)
The grand jury handed down its February indictments that included Bilethon Autry, who was indicted for murder after allegedly shooting and killing his brother in September during a three-hour stand-off in Grand Oaks with local police. See his and other indictments in today’s EAGLE. (March 12, 2010, Page 1A)
The owners of The Gin, that burned down Saturday night, are offering $9,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved with the fire. (March 12, 2010, Page 2A)
Plans to build a Veterans Memorial Park are finally starting to take hold, thanks to the hard work and dedication of local veteran organization members. It’s located on Veteran’s Drive, between South Lamar Boulevard and Highway 7. (March 11, 2010, Page 1A)
The family of Joseph Ja-mel “JJ” Ivy is asking for donations to help with medical expenses after Ivy was critically injured in a one-car wreck Monday on Clear Creek Road. (March 10, 2010, Page 2)
The rivalry between the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University is in full swing this month, although this time the two universities won’t be competing for an Egg Bowl trophy. Instead, they will be competing to see who can raise the most money to help cure cancer. This year there will be two Relay for Life events: One for the university on April 9, and a community event is set for April 30. (March 9, 2010, Page 1)
Since Thursday, Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Chief Larry McKinney has lost count on the exact numbers of brush, wood and tree fires in the county.
“It was around 10 to 15 fires we responded to through Sunday,” McKinney said. They’ve been common lately thanks to dry leaves and dead grass as people burn off brush piles. (March 9, 2010, Page 1)
A Friday afternoon wreck involving an all-terrain vehicle has left a father and his teenage daughter fighting for their lives.
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene on County Road 309 at about 1:30 p.m., on Friday. The father and daughter, from Wisconsin, where visiting family to attend a funeral on the weekend. (March 8, 2010, Page 1A)