Jeff Justis writes to say that all Americans are still Americans regardless of their viewpoint, and points out that rhetoric in commentary and conversation can incite passions that put our country at risk. (June 30, 2010, Page 4)
Attorneys representing the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors denied allegations made by a former insurance agent who claimed the county set him up on conspiracy charges.
The suit, filed May 27 by former insurance agent Ken Nowlin, also names attorney Tony Farese, whom Nowlin says failed to act in his best interest and coerced him into pleading guilty in 2007 to conspiring with former supervisor Gary Massey to scam the county. (June 29, 2010, Page 2)
The Oxford School District has approved the budget for the 2010-2011 school year. Eventhough the budge is about $400,000 more than last years budget the district expects to receive less money from the state. The shortfall in state funds is being made up by an increase in federal dollars generated by taxes collected in the community. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)
Oxford is struggling with some of the highest unemployment levels in years but new building permits are on the rise. Obviously, we’re in the midst of an economic boom.
That seems to be one of the conclusions that be drawn from a new report by USA Today. According to the report, Oxford is one of the fastest growing college towns in the country. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)
There’s a turf war going on in Thacker Heights.
This time, it’s the not the Jets and the Sharks — it’s canines from the county versus city residents. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)
With Independence Day in mind, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that America has strengthened and prospered through the years because of what he calls “Americanism,” and he says it’s that same approach that must be present for the U.S. to continue on that path. (June 29, 2010, Page 4)
Heavy rains, high winds and lots of cloud-to-ground lightning wrecked havoc on some parts of Oxford Saturday afternoon. The storm, which blew into town around 3 p.m., toppled a few trees and caused a few power outages in the community, Oxford Emergency Management Coordinator Jimmy Allgood said. (June 28, 2010, Page 1)
The newly expanded Oxford Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Facility Award for 2010 from the Mississippi Water Environment Association at its annual conference in Tupelo. The treatment plant was built to ensure the community can meet the demands on its water system for at least 20 years. (June 28, 2010, Page 2)
The new Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Film Fund is looking to find ways to help up and coming filmmakers in the area find support and funding. The new fund was announced on Friday at the fundraising party for the independent film, “Where I Begin,” which will be directed by Thomas L. Phillips and co-produced and co-written by The EAGLE’s own Melanie Addington. (June 28, 2010, Page 3)