A memorial garden was dedicated in honor of deceased student Joseph Taylor. The initiative was led by fellow students and will serve as the memorial garden for Taylor and all past and future tragic losses at the school. (May 2, 2013, Page 1)
American Red Cross held an appreciation luncheon for volunteers on Tuesday. (May 2, 2013, Page 3)
Lots of things have changed in Oxford during the last 40 years. One that hasn’t, however, is allowing retail stores to sell cold beer, and that’s something the alderman and mayoral candidates seemed to be in agreement about Tuesday night. Staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the issue of selling cold beer and wonders how long it will take city leaders to back up their words and change the law. (May 2, 2013, Page 4)
The Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board of directors writes to invite all to come out for opening day of its 13th season this Saturday. (May 2, 2013, Page 4)
Here’s some highlights from Tuesday’s city election forum hosted by the Oxford EAGLE at the Oxford Conference Center.
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The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing a teen.
Stephen Tyler Emerick, 19, was last seen around 8 p.m. Monday when he left his job at Ashley’s Furniture early because he was feeling sick.
His truck was located this morning in the woods about 300-feet from Highway 328 just outside of Taylor. The ignition was on and his cell phone and wallet were still inside the truck.
Emerick, who is known to friends as Tyler, is described as about 140 pounds, 5-feet, 5-inches tall with red hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt. He has a Ducks Unlimited tattoo on his left arm. His mother, Samantha Clark, said her son never did anything like this before and has no medical or mental conditions that would cause him to wander off.
Anyone with information should call, 234-6421. (May 1, 2013)
An election form hosted by The Oxford EAGLE Tuesday had about 300 people in attendance to hear the views of nine aldermen candidates on a variety of subjects. For a recap on some of the issues discussed at the forum click here. (May 1, 2013, Page 1, 11)
Mayor Pat Patterson met his two challengers Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center where the three candidates spoke on topics like budget, parking and alcohol sales. (May 1, 2013, Page 1, 11)
Yalobusha Brewing Company is only a couple months out from its first brewing and already they are investing over $1 million in Water Valley. Another local brewer is working with a company in Alabama to have local beer in Oxford. (May 1, 2013, Page 1, 11)
Tuesday night’s political forum had it all – humor, information, ideas, et cetera. It was also very encouraging, Editor Don Whitten writes, in that all of the candidates make it clear they’re genuinely concerned about the future of Oxford. (May 1, 2013, Page 4)