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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

Highway 6 dedicated to wounded heroes

A dedication ceremony to rename Highway 6 in Lafayette County to the Military Order of the Purple Heart was held Saturday in the Walmart Parking lot.Local and state officials attended the program including Ret. Brig. Gen. Ed Miller and Sen. Gray Tollison. (July 9, 2012, Page 1, 5)

Robber indicted in shooting

One of two men who were arrested for breaking into an apartment in March and shooting the resident in the leg has been indicted by a grand jury, Robert Andrew Okelley was indicted on charges of robbery, aggravated assault and burglary of a dwelling. See this and other indictments handed down by the June grand jury in today’s EAGLE. (July 9, 2012, Page 5)

Drug dealer gets 30 years

Tavarcus D. Miller was sentenced to 30 years in prison Friday for selling cocaine and for being an habitual offender, with three or more felonies. (July 9, 2012, Page 2)

MDOT has more funding security

While the recent passage of the federal transportation reauthorization bill, known as the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, won’t affect road projects in Oxford and Lafayette County, local transportation officials say the measure is vital to Mississippi. (July 9, 2012, Page 2)

Lafayette Men’s Civic Club renovates clubhouse

After 50 years, the Lafayette Men’s Civic Club building is getting a facelift. Construction is almost complete on the building and members hope to rejuvenate membership once the renovations are complete. (July 6, 2012, Page 1A)

Hwy. 6 named in honor of vets

A dedication ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Walmart parking lot to rename Highway 6 in Oxford the Military Order of the Purple Heart Highway in honor of wounded veterans. The renaming is only honorary and will not affect GPS or mapping of the highway. (July 6, 2012, Page 1A, 2A)

Local artists, programs receive art grants

Local artists and art programs recently received more than $55,000 in grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission. See which programs got funding in today’s EAGLE. (July 6, 2012, Page 2A)

Hot 4th offered full day of fun

From a street dance on the 3rd to the morning run and parade and Wednesday night’s fireworks, Fourth of July celebrations in Oxford were plentiful. (July 5, 2012, Page 1, 5)

Baptist funds increase through investments

Since acquiring the $30 million from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital’s current facility in August, the city has earned an additional $123m794 by investing the money. (July 3, 2012, Page 3)

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on

Residents in south Oxford report unexplainable tremors over the weekend. (July 3, 2012, Page 1)

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