At least three cases involving crimes against children have been retired to the files during the October court term.
Third Circuit District Attorney Ben Creekmore said he could not comment on the individual cases but that in general, sexual-based crimes are prosecuted like any other crimes, however, just because there’s been an arrest, doesn’t necessarily mean there is always a conviction.
See these cases and other results from the October Court Term in today’s EAGLE. (November 18, 2010, Page 1)
Oxford School District will build a new $31 million high school near Della Davidson Elementary School in the Oxford Commons Area located at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue. The school board approved a contract Wednesday to spend nearly $3.5 million for 75 acres and to extend Sisk Avenue. (November 18, 2010, Page 1)
Sigma Nu fraternity at the University of Mississippi has received a social suspension pending results of the investigation into an alleged injury of an intoxicated student during a party at the fraternity earlier this week. (November 18, 2010, Page 2)
It’s funny how life works out sometimes. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks traces his recent steps that brought him full circle to working with The Oxford EAGLE again. (November 18, 2010, Page 4)
Melanie Dahl writes to thank the sponsors, volunteers and participants who made the 3rd annual Brian Dahl Birthday Ride a success, while Anne Steel wrote to give her third report on littering in one area of Oxford. (November 18, 2010, Page 4)
Holiday shoppers looking to take a break from the Square and department stores, and donate to a good cause, can take part in the 2010 Holiday House at the National Guard Armory from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. (November 17, 2010, Page 3)
After the success of the 2010 Holiday Market last Saturday, many local businesses are gearing up for the holiday season. Black Friday is just around the corner, and several Oxford businesses have plans made for the busy retail day. (November 17, 2010, Page 1)
The Oxford School Board approved a $2.56 million land purchase contract this afternoon for 65 acres, or $39,500 per acre, with Thomas Webb Avent and Murray Avent for land in Oxford Commons, located at Highway 7 and Sisk Avenue. The land will be used as the site for the new high school. An additional 10 acres was donated by the Avents to the school district. An additional $913,500 will be paid by the district to extend Sisk Avenue 1,500 feet into the Oxford Commons development. See Thursday’s EAGLE for additional details on the land purchase. (November 17, 2010)
A new city leash law has been proposed but the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday sent the strictly worded law back to the drawing board in order to allow dogs to roam free on their own property and on a potential future dog park. (November 17, 2010, Page 1)
Christmas shopping once was just a December occurrence, but then it moved up to begin on “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the holiday shopping season which may now include stores opening on Thanksgiving and already includes big sales in the weekends before Thanksgiving. (November 17, 2010, Page 4)