Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, five people in the LOU community will get $50,000 toward the purchase of a home in the Community Green subdivision.
Inside the city limits of Oxford, campaign signs are not allowed in the right of way. However, in Lafayette County, as long as the signs are not permanently installed into the ground, they can be in the right of way, as long as they are not blocking line of sight for traffic. (June 28, 2011, Page 1)
A nurse at Graceland Care Center was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing hydrocodone pills and a maintenance worker at Yalobusha County Nursing Home was arrested Monday for allegedly fondling a patient. Both arrests stem from investigations by the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Department. (June 28, 2011, Page 2)
For the second year in a row, The Oxford EAGLE has been named the best small daily newspaper in Mississippi. The paper was honored with the General Excellence award and 24 other awards Saturday in Biloxi at the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)
Oxford’s own Natalie Wood will be competing against 44 other women next week for the crown in the Miss Mississippi Pageant being held in Vicksburg. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A)
Clay Erwin, 39, a pilot with Delta Airlines, will be competing in August in the 11th annual Nautica New York City Triathlon. (June 23, 2011, Page 1)
A grant has been awarded to the Oxford Fire Department for the purchase of safety goggles by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security. (June 22, 2011, Page 3)
Children involved with the Youth Music Theatre Workshop will perform “The Sword and the Stone,” prelude production to this year’s “Camelot” during the Oxford Shakespeare Festival.
The third annual Juneteenth festival starts tonight at 7 p.m. on Martin Luther King Drive in Oxford. The event is celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. (June 17, 2011, Page 2A)
The Mississippi Department of Insurance will hold public meetings around the state to gain input from businesses owners and employee at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the University of Mississippi Triplett Alumni Center in the Butler Auditorium. (June 17, 2011, Page 1A)