In the first of a five-part series, the Oxford EAGLE takes a look at the Vision 2020 guiding principles and and overview of the plan now 12 years old. (December 13, 2010, Page 1A)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is partnering with the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County and the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce to hold the hands of those trying to improve their health and lifestyles during the Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U. campaign that’s set to kicked off the first week of the new year.
The five-month program begins with a registration session that will be held Jan. 3 – 5 at the Baptist HealthPlex. Participants’ may stop by the HealthPlex at their convenience to record their weight, height, body mass index and blood pressure to establish their starting point.
To learn more about Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U, visit the program on Facebook or call 232-8788. (December 13, 2010, Page 1A)
Editor Don Whitten has no immediate plans to change professions, but he did get a little experience at a different one – selling Christmas trees. Whitten writes about his afternoon selling trees at First Presbyterian Church and the things he learned. (December 13, 2010, Page 4A)
M.E. King writes to give a bit more information about a recent incident connected with the Ole Miss-Mississippi State football game and to call for the Southeastern Conference to ban cowbells once and for all. (December 13, 2010, Page 4A)
The S&J Gallery and Collectibles on the Square is selling African art to help support orphans in Kenya who lost their parents because of the HIV/AIDS virus.
The art was sent by the head of the Living Testimony Organization in Kenya at the request of Oxford resident Janice Carr who learned about the organization and its plight while visiting Africa this fall. (December 10, 2010, Page 3A)
An FBI agent in Oxford claims a former federal prosecutor and a political blogger made false statements against him in a book they wrote about the judicial bribery scandal involving former trial attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs.
Oxford attorney Christi McCoy filed the suit on Dec. 2 in Lafayette County Circuit Court on behalf of her client, Philip Halbert “Hal” Neilson.
The suit names authors Tom Dawson and Alan Lange and the publishing company, The Pediment Group, and claims in the book, “King of Torts,” Dawson, a retired U.S. assistant attorney, lied and made slanderous statements about Neilson in his book in retaliation for Neilson filing an official complaint against Dawson in 2001. (December 10, 2010, Page 2A)
Convicted killer Anthony Jenkins is up for parole for the third time. In July 1985, he shot and killed 4-year-old James Neal Freeman, son of Bobby and Debi Freeman of the College Hill area. The Freeman’s are protesting his release and are asking others to send letters protesting his release to the Mississippi Parole Board. (December 10, 2010, Page 1A)
‘Kringle’s Window’ opens tonight at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Tickets are available for $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $6 for children 12 and under. (December 10, 2010, Page 1A)
It’s cold out but some tips can help keep your home and yard safe this weekend. National Weather Service expects to see a low of 17 on Sunday and 100 percent chance of precipitation on Saturday. (December 10, 2010, Page 1A)
A benefit concert at the Foxfire Ranch at 6 tonight will help to pay for funeral costs for Junior Burnside who died on Saturday, three weeks after his wife. Foxfire Ranch is at 1465 Old Oxford Road in Waterford, 10 miles outside Oxford off Highway 7 North heading towards Holly Springs. Donations may be accepted if unable to attend by e-mailing Sara Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org (December 10, 2010, Page 12A)