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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

Fauklner’s Alley could get facelift

A Leadership Lafayette team is hoping to reduce vandalism and people drawing on the walls of Faulkner’s Alley by putting up several works of art, working with the theory that if something appears well cared for, people will take better care of it. The Courthouse Preservation Commission approved the project Monday, however the group still needs the approval of the Board of Aldermen before moving forward. (May 8, 2012, Page 2)

WV sends off adopted troop

About 150 troops from the 289th Engineer Battalion of the U.S. National Guard Armory in Water Valley were given a send-off celebration Sunday by the VFW in Water Valley. (May 7, 2012, Page 1, 10)

City offers summer jobs to youths

The city of Oxford, through a grant by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, will be hiring more than 20 area youths, from 16 to 25 to work for the city for 10 weeks this summer doing mostly outdoor work. Applications are being accepted through 5 this evening at City Hall. (May 4, 2012, Page 2A)

Unsolved murders few but active

Investigators from area sheriff’s departments are still actively pursuing several unsolved murder cases. Read about them in today’s EAGLE. (May 4, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

Relay for Life is an event about hope

The Relay for Life will begin Friday night at 6 p.m. and go until 6 a.m. Saturday in the J.C. Penney parking lot. The Relay will raise funds for cancer research by the American Cancer Society. (May 3, 2012, Page 1, 2)

City begins Vision 2040 process

While it’s only 2012, Oxford officials are looking to revamp the Vision 2020 plan and look ahead to where the city hopes to be in 2040 in terms of transportation, land use development and civic enrichment. (May 3, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Donor offers to help fund IPF

Thanks to an unnamed donor, FNC Fields may soon have what Aldermen E.O. Oliver described as it’s own “little IPF.”
Brad Freeman, with the Oxford Park Commission, presented very preliminary plans to the Board of Aldermen for a new Indoor Practice Facility at FNC. However, that can only be accomplished if the aldermen and Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agree to the terms of an unnamed donor who has pledged $150,000 toward the new facility. (May 2, 2012, Page 1, 8)

Developers agree to wait to fill houses

Developers for the proposed Vineyard Planned Unit Development off Old Taylor Road, have agreed to hold off on occupancy until after Jan. 1, 2014. (May 2, 2012, Page 2)

Festival attracts crowd

Whether if was the gorgeous weather, the strong music lineup, the many quality food and art vendors or a combination of all these attractions, the annual Double Decker Arts Festival brought tens of thousands of people to the Square this weekend. (April 30, 2012, Page 1, 14)

Local man found safe after lengthy search

An Oxford man was found in Water Valley this morning after area law enforcement officers spent all night searching for him. Ron DeWitt was jogging on the Rail Trails at about 5 p.m. and for unknown reasons, kept running until he got to Water Valley. The case is under investigation. (April 27, 2012, Page 2A)

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