Guest columnist Gene Hays writes in celebration of the United States Marine Corps’ birthday and to tell about individual and group efforts by the Marines through their history. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)
Linda Coleman writes about Red Ribbon Week at Oxford High School and how students competed for honors with anti-drug slogans and campaigns. (November 10, 2011, Page 4)
It was a big night for Yalobusha incumbents, as all previous seat-holders retained their positions. (November 9, 2011, Page 2)
Sheriff F.D. “Buddy” East was re-elected for another term Tuesday night. East has been sheriff for almost 40 years. Also winning in last night’s election was Baretta Mosley, for Lafayette County Circuit Court Clerk and incumbant Justice Court Judge Mickey Avent. (November 9, 2011, Page 3)
Oxford Alderman Brad Mayo said he will most likely resign his position from the city board after winning Tuesday’s election in the race for District 12 House of Representatives. See the results of all House races that include Lafayette County in the district. (November 9, 2011, Page 1)
Lafayette County supervisors Robert Blackmon and Mike Pickens will retain their seats for another four-year term after winning Tuesday’s election. (November 9, 2011, Page 1)
Do you like lists? You know, Top 10 lists, Top 20 lists, even Top 100 lists? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at local author/editor/publisher Neil White’s latest work, “Mississippi’s 100 Greatest Football Players of All Time.” The list, the extras and the photos make the book a must-see. (November 9, 2011, Page 4)
John V. Hunter IV writes to ask why city officials are getting involved with pricing in the local taxi industry. (November 9, 2011, Page 4)
UPDATE: 9:41 All 18 precincts reporting. Waiting on results from absentee and affidavit ballots.
UPDATE: 9:35 p.m. Associated Press is reporting that Initiative 26 has been rejected.
The uncontested results will be listed in Wednesday’s EAGLE. The Associated Press is reporting that Mike Chaney has won the race for insurance commissioner, Tate Reeves has been elected Lt. governor, and Mike Pickering elected state auditor. Jim Hood elected for attorney general. Phil Bryant elected Governor. Cindy Hyde-Smith elected Ag Commissioner.
State election results below are for Lafayette County only.
Winners in bold.
(more…) (November 8, 2011)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and local House Rep. Tommy Reynolds are asking the State Legislature to allow a 4.5 mile portion of Old Sardis Road to be renamed the Kevser Ermin Memorial Highway, named after Ermin who was killed last month while riding her bike along that road. (November 8, 2011, Page 1)