The Oxford Planning Commission and board of aldermen face an ongoing challenge with controlling development and building, and it’s good to see the two working together to evaluate applications from those wishing to build in the LOU community. (February 13, 2015, Page 4A)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved several zoning changes, as well as new zoning districts for land south of South Lamar and in the Grand Oaks subdivision during their regular meeting Tuesday night. (January 7, 2015, Page 1A)
The Oxford Planning Commission approved the suggested zoning of a large section of the Grand Oaks subdivision that was left undone after the property was annexed in 2007.
The Country Club of Oxford will be sold in September in an online auction to the highest bidder. The starting bid is $400,000. (August 6, 2012, Page 8)
Bilethon Autry pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of manslaughter and aggravated assault on law enforcement officers for shooting and killing his brother during a three-hour standoff with police in September 2009 in the Grand Oaks subdivision. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for manslaughter with six years suspended and an additional 15 years for shooting at police. He will serve 24 years before being released. (April 21, 2011, Page 1)
A man accused of shooting and killing his brother and holding his father hostage for several hours was given a new attorney and more time before heading for trial during a hearing on Friday at the Lafayette County Courthouse.
Bilethon Autry’s trial was continued Friday by Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth until the April court term to allow more time for his new attorney to prepare his case. (January 17, 2011, Page 1)
The attorney for Bilethon Autry is asking the Circuit Court to allow his client to be transferred to a state mental hospital for treatment. In a motion filed Tuesday, Ken Coghlan asked the court to consider retiring charges against Autry after a psychiatric evaluation. Despite a history of mental illness, Autry was released from the North Mississippi Medical Center and then shot and killed his brother during a three-hour standoff with police. (July 21, 2010, Page 1)
SWAT officers with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department may soon have a dedicated vehicle to help them arrive and perform optimally while out in the field. (April 12, 2010, Page 1A)
The grand jury handed down its February indictments that included Bilethon Autry, who was indicted for murder after allegedly shooting and killing his brother in September during a three-hour stand-off in Grand Oaks with local police. See his and other indictments in today’s EAGLE. (March 12, 2010, Page 1A)
PHOTO SLIDESHOW — While local kids are crossing their fingers for a real snow day this week, some got a head start Tuesday afternoon when a family in Grand Oaks created a faux slope with a rented snow machine. (January 6, 2010, Page 1)