County schools will ask for a 4 percent tax hike of ad valorem as part of the 2011-2012 school year budget totaling $23.7 million. (June 21, 2011, Page 1)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, Oxford Board of Aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors are working to close the final sale of the hospital by July 31 with plans to have the new building ready to move in within five years. (June 21, 2011, Page 1)
The final in an occasional series following the first year of Oxford High School Principal Mike Martin concludes with lessons learned and the biggest challenges. (June 21, 2011, Page 5)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about how some words are catchall terms, giving a couple his mentor, Jaybird, used – “e-madgin” and “goodeel” – to explain or describe lots of things. (June 21, 2011, Page 4)
A 23-year-old woman was killed Monday in an early-morning wreck. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Ariel “Channing” Mitchell Rodgers was traveling on Highway 328 at 7:13 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree. She was the only occupant in the vehicle. Read Tuesday’s Oxford EAGLE for more information. (June 20, 2011)
University of Mississippi Police Department spruces up its vehicles in an effort to be move visible on campus. (June 20, 2011, Page 1)
Alcohol sales on Father’s Day were down from Mother’s Day and Oxford Police Department reported no alcohol related offenses during the sluggish sales day. (June 20, 2011, Page 1)
The International Go Skateboarding Day Celebration will be held this Saturday from 5-9 p.m. at the Oxford Skate Park. The best news – you don’t have to know how to skate to celebrate. There will also be free food, prizes and live music to enjoy the day.
What’s the news of the day? Weather? The Mid-East? The economy? Congress and the president? Or is it, as some would have you think, a murder trial in Florida and a New York Congressman resigning? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how national and international news seems to rank these days with some media outlets. (June 20, 2011, Page 4)
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.