Charles and MaryJane Dollar write to comment on the low turnout and lack of local officials at the recent Martin Luther King birthday celebration, while Peggy Nance writes to relate her story of a kind unnamed citizen who makes her feel good about her new hometown. (January 27, 2011, Page 4)
OXFORD TOWN — Those Darlins are on tour in support of a new album, “Screws Get Loose,” and will be playing Proud Larry’s on Thursday, Jan. 27. Check out Kate Anthony’s coverage of the popular country-punk band and their return to Oxford on Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (January 27, 2011, Page 8)
Documenting Mississippi in 2010 meant examining topics ranging form post-oil spill living to green living with a little bit of Klan, strip tease and food mixed in. Oxford Film Freak takes a look at the Mississippi documentaries at this year’s Oxford Film Festival. (January 27, 2011, Page 11)
The Clarksdale Film Festival kicks off its inaugural event this weekend with much of the action at Delta Cinemas and other venues around town. For more information, visit http://www.jukejointfestival.com/film_fest.php (January 27, 2011, Page 7)
An Oxford man has been arrested for allegedly shooting at a car at the Shell gas station on Highway 6.
Kevin Dunn, 24, was charged with aggravated assault.
Officers were dispatched to the Shell station in reference to shots being fired. Two cars were involved and shots were fired at or from both vehicles, according to the report. No one was injured. (January 26, 2011, Page 2)
Two local teens were awarded Youth Character Awards during the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association’s annual awards banquet last night at the National Guard Armory. Receiving the awards were Mikayla Patterson, 13, and eighth-grader and Lafayette Middle School and Robert Liggins, 17, a junior at Oxford High School. (January 26, 2011, Page 2)
University Police Department’s Jane Tutor took home the award for Officer of the Year last night during the annual awards banquet of the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officer’s Association. Tutor, captain of investigations, has been with UPD since 2003. Winning the award for Support Personnel of the Year was Angie Hughes, a 911 dispatcher with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department for 13 years.
Luisa Arico, Eating Well columnist, shares her recipe for chilly days. (January 26, 2011, Page 8)
A community meeting was held on Tuesday at Oxford High School to generate ideas from anyone with input into what the new Oxford High School may need. A survey is also available online until Monday at www.oxford.k12.ms.us (January 26, 2011, Page 1)
- Jewell Cobb Bains — 86, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Tri Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
- Geraldine “Jerri” Kendall Bolen — 66, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Willow Springs Assembly of God Church in Enid. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 this evening at the church and one hour prior to the services Thursday. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.
- Frances Waits Brown — 72, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home and again for one hour prior to the service at the church.
- Robert E. Dooley — 70, of Oxford died this morning at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.