The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce officially recognized the Mid-Town Farmer’s Market as part of its certification program recently. The market meets on Wednesdays from noon to 5:30 and Saturdays from 7 to 11 a.m. (June 30, 2011, Page 2)
The Animal Tales program based out of Kentucky traveled to the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library on Wednesday to let kids learn hands on about different animals across the globe. (June 30, 2011, Page 1)
Staff Writer Melanie Addington is looking for some helpful tips to help her gain independence from fast food – something that’s affecting lots of us in Mississippi. (June 30, 2011, Page 4)
Minutiae – it captures all of us from time to time, even founding father George Washington. With that bit of info, local columnist Deidra Jackson admits she’s caught up in the Casey Anthony murder trial, which sparks thoughts back to earlier days as a reporter covering cases in court. (June 30, 2011, Page 4)
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)