On Tuesday, three Republican hopefuls will fight for the chance to run against Democrat Travis Childers in the First Congressional primary election. Running are former Fox news analyst Angela McGlowan, Sen. Alan Nunnelee and former Eupora mayor Henry Ross. The Tea Party Club of Oxford asked the candidates 20 questions. Read today’s EAGLE for a sampling of the questions or visit the Tea Party Club’s website for the full Q&A. (May 28, 2010, Page 1A)
A public hearing will be part of the Board of Aldermen’s Tuesday meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the proposal of Sunday alcohol sales, presented by Jerry Jordan, owner of the 208 restaurant. (May 28, 2010, Page 1A, 2A)
Guest columnist Jerry Jordan, owner of the restaurant 208 on South Lamar, writes to explain why he and others think Oxford can, and should, support Sunday alcohol sales. (May 28, 2010, Page 4A)
After working for more than 12 years on a plan to construct a massive interchange to improve the dangerous West Jackson Avenue-Highway 6 intersection, city and state officials said Wednesday it’s time to start over.
At a special meeting held in Batesville, members of the Oxford Board of Aldermen and representatives of the Mississippi Department of Transportation agreed to consider scaling down the project. (May 27, 2010, Page 1, 5)
A recent meeting between city, county and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials was hailed as a positive meeting of the minds, albeit just one of many needed before the hospital’s future can be determined. (May 27, 2010, Page 1)
The Oxford Police Department arrested five people in connection with several local burglaries.
“Our detectives have been working nonstop,” Assistant Chief Joey East said. “We’re really proud of them. It shows their dedication and effort.” (May 27, 2010, Page 5)
Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel writes about shingles this week, nothing symptoms and treatments of the disease that strikes many more people than most of us think. (May 27, 2010, Page 12)
A lot has been made of the end of two popular TV shows, “Lost” and “24,” recently, but staff writer Melanie Addington thinks that another show going off the air after 20 years – “Law and Order” – deserves a bit more attention. (May 27, 2010, Page 4)
Building may not be booming, but it’s far from a bust. Permits for new construction in the city of Oxford have doubled since the first of the year, leading city officials to feel slightly more optimistic about the resurgence in the local economy. (May 26, 2010, Page 1a, 2a)
After 26 years of helping others enjoy the outdoors, Mississippi State University Extension Service County Director Jon Ruscoe will be spending more time with Mother Nature and his own family after he retires at the end of June. (May 26, 2010, Page 1A)