The Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi is sponsoring “Jeans for Justice Day,” a campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault and funds to support programs for the victims of such crimes locally. It will be held April 28 on National Sexual Assault Awareness Day.
For a donation of $5 or more, employees “buy” the right to wear jeans to work as a way to recognize rape survivors, as well as other victims of crimes. (April 20, 2011, Page 7A)
If city and county officials sign a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, an improved intersection at Highway 6 and West Jackson Avenue could still be three years out.
But whether that MOU will be signed anytime soon is still under debate by city and county officials. Both sides have admitted in public meetings to having “issues” with the MOU. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)
During Oxford’s Green Week, area restaurants are presenting foods that are considered “green” because are bought locally and/or are grown organically. Eating green is being highlighted as part of the Green Week activities. Read about “green” food in today’s EAGLE. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)
The community worked together to bring the Mississippi State Veterans Home to Oxford in 1996 – four years after the State Veteran’s Affairs Board announced its intent to build three homes around Mississippi. Today, the community’s support of the home is just as important as it was 15 years ago. To help show support of our veterans, the Oxford EAGLE will be running a weekly profile of several veterans living at the home today. (April 18, 2011, Page 1A)
Christopher Caleb Wesley, 20, was found dead in his apartment on Countryview Road at about noon on Thursday. Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said the cause of death is unknown but appears to have been natural causes. (April 15, 2011, Page 2A)
The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission voted down an idea to change the ordinance that would allow people to demolish residences without a plan for a new structure, citing that just a landscape plan would not be enough. (April 14, 2011, Page 2)
The annual Walk MS in Oxford will be held this Saturday at Lamar Park. Sponsored by the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, registration begins at 8 a.m. and the 3-mile walk will start at 9 a.m. (April 14, 2011, Page 1)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi donated $15,000 toward 10 new electrical beds for the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford recently. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)
The fire that claimed the lives of two Oxford women in January has been ruled accidental, according to Oxford Fire Chief Mike Hill. The fire appeared to have been caused by a gas heater in the home. (April 12, 2011, Page 1A)
Members of the Barksdale Boys & Girls Club of Oxford made their clubhouse a little more colorful Monday after an afternoon of yarn bombing. (April 12, 2011, Page 1A)