The Oxford Shrine Club has brought the carnival to town as a fundraising project, and the sights and sounds at the Sisk-Highway 7 intersection bring back vivid memories to Editor Don Whitten of his graduation from kiddie rides at the fair to the “big people” rides. Could a reunion be in the works for this weekend? (May 27, 2011, Page 4A)
Three major road projects aimed at improving safety and easing transit headaches got green-lighted Wednesday by local officials, but only after some heated negotiations. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
While no tornadoes were reported, straight-line winds that blew through Lafayette County Wednesday night toppled dozens of trees cause some minor to moderate damage on several homes throughout the Oxford area and widespread power outages. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
Rachel Coleman spent part of her high-school years in Turkey, but it wasn’t until she got to Mississippi that she discovered her love for belly dance. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the OPC dance instructor in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 26, 2011, Page 3)
The city of Oxford is seeking a grant to establish a volunteer center that would work with the university and RSVP to develop a more comprehensive volunteer organization for the area. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
Sandy Rogers has retired from her role as director of the North Mississippi Regional Center but will begin next week serving as the executive director for Communicare for the region. (May 26, 2011, Page 2)
- George Leslie White — 74, of Water Valley died Monday, May 23, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bayson Chapel M. B. Church, with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
The Oxford Diamondbacks, a 14-and-Under traveling team composed of players from Lafayette County and Water Valley, recently competed in the Black Bear Bash held at FNC Park.
Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks back at “surviving” the predicted Judgment Day last weekend, and takes a closer look at why she’d rather hang around a while longer before moving on for eternity. (May 26, 2011, Page 4)