Lauren Uncapher Stokes writes to commend the Board of Aldermen for taking time to make a decision on Katrina cottages in the city, and adds that she wishes they would exercise the same diligence on all issues. (June 30, 2011, Page 4)
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.
More than 1,400 applicants attended the Winchester job fair Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center.
Fourth of July activities begin this Saturday with a street dance and end with fireworks on Monday night. For a full list of activities see today’s EAGLE. (June 29, 2011, Page 1)
Oxford Middle school expansion is on hold until a special meeting on July 11 after estimates for the renovation went up $345,000. (June 29, 2011, Page 2)
It has 27 volumes, 21,730 pages and 59 million words – the Oxford English Dictionary. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at the multi-volume book and passes along a few words he found in its entries. (June 29, 2011, Page 4)
David Heckel of the Oxford Community Tennis Association writes to point out the need for more tennis courts and facilities in Oxford, citing the recent OCTA Junior Tennis Tournament as an example of how the community would benefit from more, and large, tournaments. (June 29, 2011, Page 4)
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)
Patrick Robinson resigned from Oxford School District and was hired by Lafayette School District on Monday. Robinson will be the new principal at LHS. Jeff Clay was hired to become the new principal at OMS. (June 28, 2011, Page 2)