Gov. Haley Barbour has said he will decide sometime today whether to delay Tuesday’s special election due to hazardous road conditions after Sunday’s winter storm dumped several inches of snow and ice on Mississippi roads. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 1)
The Oxford EAGLE will deliver to areas that it can today but not all papers can or will be delivered due to the treacherous roads. Subscribers who do not receive their print edition today will receive it as soon as your carrier is able to run the route.
However, the top stories of the day will be made free in their entirety on the website under the Headlines section. We will update about tomorrow as soon as possible. (January 10, 2011)
Despite calls to some Oxonians by someone saying that the Tea Party is soliciting funds, local Tea Party organizer Kay Cobb warns the community that the local political organization is not soliciting funds.
Sometimes the weather guys and gals get it right and sometimes they don’t. From the looks of the past 24 hours or so, they were right this time, huh? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at how last week’s forecast of a heavy snowfall turned out to be very accurate, and says it remains to be seen how long we’ll be dealing with the winter storm. (January 10, 2011, Page 4)
Milly M. West writes to express displeasure with Supervisor Mike Pickens remarks recently about green space in Oxford and Lafayette County. (January 10, 2011, Page 4)
With more than 70 cats to her name, Cynthia Daniels needed a little help keeping the numbers down. In came Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society and the Mississippi State University mobile vet unit to the rescue. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)
During a wintersession illustration class at the University of Mississippi Wednesday, students watched as acting assistant art professor Katherine Rhodes Fields demonstrated how to transfer images using a variety of techniques.
Dabbing wintergreen or clove oil on the back of a printed image and using a large wooden spoon, the students watched as Fields transferred a sketch, newspaper photograph and magazine pictures onto a plain piece of paper.
The technique is often used to create collages, Fields said, or to allow artists to take an image from their sketch pad and transfer it to another media. (January 7, 2011, Page 1B)
Despite the fact the heat wasn’t working yet, members of the Abbeville Board of Alderman and Mayor Betsy Aloway held their regular meeting in the town’s newly built Town Hall for the first time Thursday night.
Construction began on the new building in early 2010 after the original building was torn down due to termite damage. Abbeville received a $100,000 grant in 2009 from the Mississippi Development Authority for the project. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)
City and county crews are gearing up to prepare for what could be the worst snow storm since 1988, according to the National Weather Service..
Snow is expected to move into the area around Sunday afternoon, with it getting increasingly heavy after 6 p.m., said meteorologist Ryan Husted with the National Weather Service. About 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected, however, Husted said if snow bands settle on top of Oxford, more than 6 inches could fall in the LOU area. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)