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)
Lawyers and law school students were able to receive continuing legal education hours and learn about legal issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community during the first legal symposium directed at gay rights held Friday at the University of Mississippi. (March 14, 2011, Page 1)
Homeless Task Force met on Sunday to discuss continued goals and projects already in place and plan for future projects aimed at helping reduce the amount of homeless and displaced persons in Lafayette County. (February 28, 2011, Page 1)
More than 700 volunteers from around Oxford and the University of Mississippi helped prepare 142,000 meals that will be shipped off to Kenya this summer as part of the Feed the Hunger Pack-A-Thon that took place this weekend in the old Walmart building, located next to the Malco Theater. (February 28, 2011, Page 1)
The new law school will be dedicated on April 15 as the Robert C. Khayat Law School and Old Chemistry will be named Brevard Hall on April 1. (February 22, 2011, Page 3)
Historian and local columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells is what was going on around Oxford in 1893, the year the community film, “The Hanging of Big Todd Wade,” is set in. The movie premiers Saturday at the Oxford Film Festival. Mayfield has a part in the film. (February 11, 2011, Page 3B)
With the results of the 2010 Census calculated, the Standing Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment has scheduled a series of public meetings to allow the public an opportunity to discuss the effects the census will have on redistricting for the Mississippi Senate and House of Representatives.
The first in this series of meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Johnson Commons ballroom on the campus of the University of Mississippi. (February 9, 2011, Page 1)