Former Gov. William Lowe “Bill” Waller, originally from Oxford, died Wednesday at the age of 85 in Jackson. Read about his life and reactions from those who knew him in today’s EAGLE. (December 1, 2011, Page 1)
Dreaming of Christmas? Well it is just around the corner and to get you ready Oxford is serving up quite a few local events about the holiday. (December 1, 2011, Page 1)
Oxford literary great William Faulkner’s work may no longer lay dying on the shelves.
Select Faulkner novels and short stories are just a couple years away from making it to the big screen, as a new, first-look option with producer David Milch was announced Wednesday.
The result of two years of discussion after the Faulkner Conference in 2010 led to the partnership with Milch and the Faulkner Literary Estate. (December 1, 2011, Page 1)
When it comes to Christmas gift ideas, there are those who are easy to buy for – youngsters and women – because they’ll quickly offer suggestions and even a list. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about the person that’s always difficult, if not impossible to buy for – the man of the house. (December 1, 2011, Page 4)
More than 50 community members met to discuss future plans for the Excel by Five program on Tuesday night. (November 30, 2011, Page 1)
Here’s some exciting news for fans of William Faulkner: David Milch’s Redboard Productions has entered into an agreement with the William Faulkner Literary Estate to produce films and television series based on Faulkner’s vast body of works. The deal, according to a news release issued this morning by the Bing Communications Group in Los Angeles, notes that the agreement covers all 19 novels and 125 short stories in the estate, “as well as other works, with the exception of those currently contracted with other parties.” (November 30, 2011)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is still searching for two male suspects believed to have taken a large sum of money during an armed robbery at the Abbeville branch of the Bank of Holly Springs in Abbeville Tuesday. (November 30, 2011, Page 1)
The American Red Cross is hoping to send some holiday cheer to troops around the globe with the held of LOU residents. Holiday cards can be mailed to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P.O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456. For more information or to plan a group card singing event, call 236-1282. (November 30, 2011, Page 2)
Most people have heard of the Windy City – Chicago. Is it possible that the Windy City is about to become the Windy State? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the proposal of a state legislator in Illinois to make Cook County and Chicago the 51st state. (November 30, 2011, Page 4)