On Wednesday, the Oxford Military Order of the Purple Heart presented University of Mississippi head football coach Houston Nutt with a plaque of appreciation for Nutt visiting troops in the Middle East two years as part of the Under Armour Coaches Tour. (April 21, 2011, Page 8)
The Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi is sponsoring “Jeans for Justice Day,” a campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault and funds to support programs for the victims of such crimes locally. It will be held April 28 on National Sexual Assault Awareness Day.
For a donation of $5 or more, employees “buy” the right to wear jeans to work as a way to recognize rape survivors, as well as other victims of crimes. (April 20, 2011, Page 7A)
Journalists Elise Jordan and Michael Hasting spoke at the University of Mississippi Thursday evening on their experiences covering the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. (April 15, 2011, Page 10A)
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a temporary water contact advisory Wednesday for Burney Branch and an unnamed tributary near the University of Mississippi campus. Officials say a new waste water treatment plant at the university may have leaked some sludge into the streams. MDEQ warns against swimming or fishing in the streams. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)
While the final site for a new $300 million hospital has not been selected as of Monday, county and city officials are breathing a collective sigh of relief over knowing where the new hospital won’t be going.
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. officials announced Monday during the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors’ meeting, that the hospital will no longer consider building the new facility on land located on Highway 6 West, a few miles outside Oxford’s city limits. (April 5, 2011, Page 1A)
In honor of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the SistahSpeak organization is asking all women — and brave men — to dab on their brightest red lip stick for “Lips of Love.” (April 1, 2011, Page 12A)
Ole Miss students Bowman Hitchens and Rob Treppendahl are planning a 60-day journey down the Mississippi River this summer to raise $50,000 for Interfaith Compassion Ministries in Oxford. Watch a video about the duo’s journey here.
The Ole Miss Relay for Life will begin at 6 p.m. at the Circle on campus and go all night until 6 a.m. Saturday. There are 36 teams signed up to participate with 322 people participating. As of Tuesday, the teams have raised about $20,000 collectively. (March 23, 2011, Page 3)
The February grand jury handed down more than 100 indictments in February including formally charging Willie Ronald Johnson, 49, of Oxford for allegedly spitting on two Oxford Police officers after telling them he was HIV positive. See this and all the indictments handed down last month in today’s EAGLE. (March 15, 2011, Page 1)
Additional arrests have been made in a 10-month-long drug investigation that involved a Mississippi high school football coach that include his daughter and three other University of Mississippi students. (March 15, 2011, Page 2)