Impaired drivers on state highways could soon come face-to-face with a BAT mobile, but instead of a black cape and bat ears, it will be troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol who will be fighting crime and bringing drunk drivers to justice. (March 24, 2010, Page 1A)
Ken Nowlin, the former insurance agent of record for Lafayette County, has filed a motion with the U.S. District Court in Oxford claiming his attorney forced him to plead guilty in an insurance scam case from 2007. (March 23, 2010, Page 1)
Lafayette County Planning Commissioner Johnny Clemmons’ desire to spend more time with family and work has led him to step down as the District 5 representative. (March 23, 2010, Page 2)
The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported the death of a Lafayette County child. It was the first death associated with the seasonal flu in Lafayette County since the flu season began in August. (March 22, 2010, Page 1)
The U.S. Census Bureau mailed out a heads-up this week informing all households to be prepared to have their heads ready to be counted for the 2010 Census population count. (March 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)
Plans to build a Veterans Memorial Park are finally starting to take hold, thanks to the hard work and dedication of local veteran organization members. It’s located on Veteran’s Drive, between South Lamar Boulevard and Highway 7. (March 11, 2010, Page 1A)
Fire marshals with the state of Mississippi and Oxford Fire Department have ruled the fire that ravaged the former popular night spot The Gin over the weekend was suspicious in nature — although there’s not enough evidence to rule it arson. (March 11, 2010, Page 2A)
A father and daughter involved in an all-terrain vehicle wreck earlier this week have died.
Kenneth Galmore, 39, and his daughter, Daija, 12, were visiting cousins on County Road 309 when they decided to take an ATV out for a spin, according to family members. Who was driving the ATV when it crashed head-on into a tree is unknown.
The family of Joseph Ja-mel “JJ” Ivy is asking for donations to help with medical expenses after Ivy was critically injured in a one-car wreck Monday on Clear Creek Road. (March 10, 2010, Page 2)