Several candidates filed just days before Wednesday’s deadline for state House of Representatives and Senate races. Lafayette County has four districts with elections coming up this year and one Senate race. See all who qualified in today’s EAGLE. (June 2, 2011, Page 1A)
Residents along Punkin Creek and Yocona River are hoping to get some help clearing out the now-clogged waterways after a tornado and straight-line winds blew down thousands of trees last month. (June 1, 2011, Page 1)
City Grocery assistant manager Terry Moon reported he was held at gunpoint Saturday night on his way home. (May 31, 2011, Page 2)
Veterans and those who support them spent Monday morning honoring those who gave all for the freedoms everyone enjoys each day during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony held at the National Guard Armory. (May 31, 2011, Page 1)
Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the Stone family Bride’s House on College Hill Street — now Washington Avenue. It was originally built in the 1850s and was often visited by William Faulkner until it burned in 1942. (May 27, 2011, Page 2B)
Former Oxford businessman Dino Jerry Grisanti was sentenced Thursday to spend one day in jail and pay a $7,500 fine after he pleaded guilty in October to a $2 million bank fraud scheme. (May 27, 2011, Page 2A)
Children of all ages are enjoying the rides and attractions at the Oxford Shrine Club Spring Fest carnival being held through Saturday night across from the Oxford Conference Center. (May 27, 2011, Page 1B, 3B)
Demetrius Owens, 19, of Lafayette County was killed Friday morning when the car he was a passenger in overturned, throwing him out of the vehicle. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford. (more…) (May 27, 2011)
Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to give everyone a chance to honor those who gave all.
— Community service at 10 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Oxford; guest speaker will be Don Hutson
— Mississippi State Veteran’s Home at 10 a.m.; guest speaker will be SP5 Jimmy C. Reed Jr.
— Water Valley VFW at 11 a.m. on Main Street; free lunch provided following service. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A,3A)
The storms on April 27 — one month ago today — destroyed 18 homes and damaged hundreds of other homes and businesses around the county. The neighborhoods of Pine Flat, Yocona and north Oxford are rebuilding as the community joins together to help form a new long-term recovery group. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A, 8A)