A Water Valley High School graduate was killed late early Sunday morning when his vehicle ran off the road for unknown reasons.
Jeremy Michael Barber, 19, was pronounced dead by Yalobusha County coroner Ronnie Stark just after midnight Sunday on Highway 32 East.
Barber suffered massive trauma during the one-vehicle wreck. It was unknown this morning what caused Barber to lose control of his vehicle. (November 15, 2010, Page 2A)
Folks living in Abbeville who want to buy a bottle of wine to have with dinner, or some brandy to help keep them warm during the long, cold winter nights, will no longer have to drive 12 miles out of their way.
Lafayette County resident Will Matthews and New Albany resident Chandler Rogers have teamed up to open the Riverfront Wine and Spirits package store at 1040 Highway 7 North in Abbeville.
Matthews and Rogers said they chose the location because of its convenience for those citizens living in northern Lafayette County and southern Marshall County.
They received a permit from the Department of Revenue last week that allows them to open the package store in the city limits of Abbeville. (November 15, 2010, Page 1A)
Inez Bonds Parks came home Saturday to celebrate her 100th birthday with more than 100 members of her large family.
Parks, a Lafayette County native, now lives with her daughter, Becky Thomas, in Columbus. But it’s the small community of Philadelphia that she calls home. (November 15, 2010, Page 1A)
Washington Avenue will be closed for about 45 days with some sections open intermittently for the Safe Routes to School project. Sidewalk repair, additional and traffic calming measures will be added to Washington Ave. to create a safer place for kids to walk to school. (November 15, 2010, Page 5A)
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Decorations on display, grocery stores filled with Christmas goodies. And now it is time to prepare for the annual Lion’s Club Christmas Parade. Applications are now available at the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce at 299 W. Jackson Ave. (November 15, 2010, Page 5A)
Collection of shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child begins today. Collectors estimate a goal of 3,500 shoeboxes to be collected for Lafayette County. Boxes should be delivered to the Orchard at 1606 Highway 30 E. For information, call 801-8511. (November 15, 2010, Page 3A)
A new restaurant, The Round Table, opened on the Square recently and is set to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Owned by Griffin Tanner and Jeff Dunham, the site is at the former Ghost Soldier bar but now also includes the upstairs. (November 15, 2010, Page 6A)
Some Oxford EAGLE readers aren’t happy when the paper has “too much” local news and not enough state and national news because The EAGLE is the only paper they subscribe to. Others are bothered because of the amount of Associated Press content because they buy The EAGLE to get local news. Editor Don Whitten tries to give a little insight into the daily decisions made by your community newspaper. (November 15, 2010, Page 4A)
Syl Moorhead writes to take a look back at the 1938 midterm elections and draw parallels with the recent 2010 midterm elections. (November 15, 2010, Page 4A)
The annual Veterans Day ceremony, held at the National Guard Armory Thursday, started off with patriotic music supplied by the Oxford Middle School Band, under the direction of Marsha Morgan, Len Killough and Jared Brownlee.
Jeff Bruce, chaplain of the American Legion Post 55, gave the invocation, and Lloyd Oliphant, president of the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, welcomed the crowd. (November 12, 2010, Page 1A)