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Alyssa Schnugg

Grandparents play important role in youths’ lives

Life hasn’t been easy for 15-year-old Desirae Gladney and 13-year-old Jacob McBride, but the two students haven’t let that stop them from overcoming obstacles. The two were awarded the Youth Character Award Tuesday night from the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association. (February 9, 2012, Page 1)

Roberts named Officer of the Year

Capt. Darren Roberts, with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department received the Officer of the Year award Tuesday night during the annual Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association’s awards dinner. Linda Sockwell, parking enforcer with the Oxford Police Department won the Support Personnel of the Year award. (February 9, 2012, Page 1)

City approves church building demolition

The Oxford Board of Aldermen gave representatives of First Baptist Church permission to tear down a dilapidated home on operty the church purchased in 2010. Their actions overturn an earlier decision by the Oxford Historic Preservation Commission to require the church to preserve the structure. (February 8, 2012, Page 1)

15 complete drug court

Fifteen people graduated from the Third District Drug Court Tuesday. The ceremony, held at the Lafayette County Courthouse, featured MS Supreme Court Justice Ann Lamar as guest speaker and testimonials from three of the graduates. (February 8, 2012, Page 1)

Pita Pit sign gets cool reception

Signs for a new food franchise on the Square were approved Monday by the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission 4 to 1. The commission grudgingly approved the signs for Pita Pit, despite their obvious dislike of the colors and modern look. (February 7, 2012, Page 3)

Mosley quietly makes history


Lafayette County Circuit Court Clerk Baretta Mosley talks about her first five weeks in office and being the first African American person to win a county-wide election in today’s EAGLE. (February 7, 2012, Page 1)

Court briefs

Convicted killer Caleb Corrothers files for an appeal and a lawsuit against retired U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi Jim Greenlee is moved from Lafayette County Circuit Court to the U.S. District Court in Oxford. (February 6, 2012, Page 5A)

Recycling changes ahead?

A proposed new recycling facility at Three Rivers may end the need for Oxford residents to sort their recyclable materials. (February 6, 2012, Page 1A)

Paranormal group investigates Rowan Oak

The Society of Paranormal Investigations of Meridian scored a major coup when it received permissions to set up inside of William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak last week. Read about the investigation in today’s EAGLE. (February 3, 2012, Page 1B, 2B)

Residents push for speed humps

South 11th Street resident Duke Goza will be asking his fellow neighbors to sign a petition to try to get speed humps on the busy road. Speed humps are lower than traditional speed bumps. (February 3, 2012, Page 1A)

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