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)
A public hearing is set for Dec. 12 to hear the redistricting plans for Lafayette School District. (November 8, 2011, Page 2)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved 3 to 2 giving $15,000 to the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday. Last month, YAC was denied the funding, however Supervisor Robert Blackmon changed his vote Monday, granting YAC the funds. (November 8, 2011, Page 1)
- OHS announces honor roll
- NWCC officers
- Duct taped to the school
- BES names citizens of the month
- Schmidt joins SAL
- Murphy Pledges ZTA
- Kitchens receives scholarship
- OHS Marching band has successful season
- Morgan performs in “Fences”
- Locals get roles in ICC production
- Walking Wednesdays Continue
- Oxford School Board to meet Friday
- Kiwanis distributes dictionaries
All of the smoke surrounding the Ole Miss football program flamed up big-time Monday with the announcement that Houston Nutt will end his coaching career here this season. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the past and future of the program, which will soon have its fourth head coach in a decade, and writes that a long-term commitment is essential for success for the Rebels. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed salutes the veterans who have written a blank check for their country, telling the story of Col. Joe Kittinger who risked his life testing pressure suits for astronauts in 1960. (November 8, 2011, Page 4)
Organizers of this year’s Christmas Store, the nonprofit operation that gives toys to children from low-income homes, are asking for the community’s support, both finanicaly and through volunteerism. (November 7, 2011, Page 3A)
Lafayette County residents will cast their votes for local and state elections as well as three controversial constitutional amendments on the ballot Tuesday. (November 7, 2011, Page 1A)