City and county officials were not pleasantly surprised when they learned MDOT doesn’t plan on starting construction on the Old Taylor Road roundabouts until 2015. Read about the confusion and the status of other local road projects in today’s EAGLE. (January 27, 2012, Page 1A)
Numbers and statistics are almost always part of sports stories. Editor Don Whitten saw some interesting figures that have nothing to do with sports, and he writes about them in relation to what Mississippi is spending to house, feed and take care of prisoners, parolees and offenders on probation. (January 27, 2012, Page 4A)
Vic Wilson writes to clarify some of the information in a story earlier in the week about the ongoing conflict between several water associations and the Public Service Commission. (January 27, 2012, Page 4A)
The murder trial for David Jackson Williams has been continued until summer.
In a pre-trial hearing Jan. 11, Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth continued the trial until July 30, according to court records. (January 26, 2012, Page 2)
In 2008, the Oxford Kiwanis Club made it a goal to eventually have at least one automated external defibrillator in every school in Oxford and Lafayette County. However, they had hoped no one would ever have to use them. (January 26, 2012, Page 1)
By 5 p.m. Wednesday, three Oxford Ward 6 residents had qualified to ask their neighbors to vote them onto the Oxford Board of Aldermen. Liz Barrett threw her name into the hat Tuesday and will appear on the Feb. 14 special election ballot against Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison.
Della Davidson Elementary School teacher Patches Calhoun and Lafayette Elementary School techer Tanya Robertson are the top teachers this year for their districts. (January 26, 2012, Page 1)
We all want our children to have books and learn to read as soon as possible, but sometimes it’s a bit more costly than we can handle. So what’s a person to do? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg takes on the issue and writes about a program that can help local children and families. (January 26, 2012, Page 4)
What usually happens following a fender-bender? Trouble with insurance companies and body shops? Local columnist T.J. Ray tells the story of a recent wreck that went about as well as anyone could hope for – for a change. (January 26, 2012, Page 4)
The Oxford Reserve and Trust Fund Committee has narrowed down its search for an investment firm to handle Oxford’s recently acquired $30 million to a list of four companies that will be invited to Oxford on Feb. 17 to present their proposals in person and answer questions from committee members. (January 25, 2012, Page 2)