City employees from several departments have taken to the streets to help the Solid Waste Department gather up the debris and tree limbs from Thursday’s storm. (July 2, 2013, Page 2)
The Oxford City Market will open for the first time at 3 p.m. Tuesday with about 13 vendors selling produce and baked goods. (May 13, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)
Mary Sue Tettleton writes to urge people to take notice of the beauty of the Oxford Square and to thank Billy Lamb and his city building and grounds crew for making it possible. (April 15, 2013, Page 4)
Leisure Lifestyles of Oxford, a senior citizen recreation group, will soon have its own space inside the Oxford Activity Center. Work to convert the old karate room is expected to be complete at the end of the month. Plans for the expansion of the John Leslie Tennis Courts are also picking up speed. Read about both projects in today’s EAGLE. (January 11, 2013, Page 1A)
What started out as a few trees being planted as part of an Eagle Scout project in 2009, has now turned into a major component within Oxford’s Building and Grounds Department. (September 28, 2012, Page 1A)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved spending $12,000 to replace and provide new handrails along Van Buren Avenue where the sidewalk is uneven. (February 23, 2012, Page 1)
Lame duck officials – those not re-elected to their current office but serving until new officials take office – are part of life and government. Editor Don Whitten offers a solution to dealing with the issue as he calls for changes in the fiscal year or when newly elected officials take office. (September 5, 2011, Page 4A)
In December, trees were cut down by a contractor through North East Mississippi Electrical Power Association in December to clear them away from low-hanging power lines. The trees and branches have been left behind haphazardly along the walking and bike paths that are part of the Oxford Pathways project. (March 10, 2011, Page 2)
Judge closes lawsuit against county
A lawsuit against former and current county officials claiming they railroaded former insurance agent Ken Nowlin into pleading guilty to crimes he didn’t commit, has been closed by a federal judge.
U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Aycock found in favor of the defendants and ordered the case closed.
UM former employee pleads
Ben Willians, a former employee of the University of Mississippi, pleaded guilty Friday for stealing more than $67,000 while working in the Dean of Students office, according to the indictment. He was sentenced to three years of unsupervised probation. (October 13, 2010, Page 2)
Attorneys representing the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors denied allegations made by a former insurance agent who claimed the county set him up on conspiracy charges.
The suit, filed May 27 by former insurance agent Ken Nowlin, also names attorney Tony Farese, whom Nowlin says failed to act in his best interest and coerced him into pleading guilty in 2007 to conspiring with former supervisor Gary Massey to scam the county. (June 29, 2010, Page 2)