Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, heading into his final year in office, has submitted his annual Executive Budget Recommendations to members of the State Legislature. Editor Don Whitten notes that some of the numbers involving budget cuts are lower than anticipated, but there are expected to be battles in several areas before the FY 2012 budget is eventually adopted. (November 19, 2010, Page 4A)
Steve Wooten writes an open letter to the mayor and board of aldermen in Oxford to express his concerns about plans to turn a short portion of East Jackson near the Square into a two-lane street. (November 19, 2010, Page 4A)
Although they are rivals on the athletic fields, Ole Miss and Mississippi State University are teaming together for a good cause by hosting the Mississippi Kids Count Tailgate event over the next two weekends in Oxford and Starkville. (November 19, 2010, Page 3A)
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)