Lafayette High School Student Council President Angela Hensley and Student Council Advisors Gail Caldwell and Daisy Bullard write to thank local businesses and individuals for helping put on LHS Teacher Appreciation Day, while Dora Chen writes to thank the community for their support with her Google science fair project. (May 26, 2011, Page 4)
IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE: Roy Blount, Jr. (on the OT cover this week) returns to Oxford in support of his newest book “Alpha Better Juice: The Joy Of Text;” Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees delves into the Ole Miss Bass Fishing Team and its upcoming bid for a national championship; OT music beat reporter Stu Kelly recalls his weekend at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores; and the bands Vacant Fever and Elemovements are scheduled for a show at Blind Pig this Saturday. Click here to download the complete issue in PDF format. (May 26, 2011)
OXFORD TOWN – Roy Blount Jr. returns to Oxford and Off Square Books in support of “Alpha Better Juice: The Joy of Text” next Wednesday (June 1) at 5 p.m. Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town features Blount … one of Oxford’s favorite authors and his upcoming visit next week. (May 26, 2011, Page 7)
OXFORD TOWN – The Oregon duo, Vacant Fever, will perform at the Blind Pig this Saturday (May 28). Also on the bill will be Oxford’s own funk masters, Elemovements. Page 5 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has more information about Vacant Fever and its inaugural performance in Oxford. (May 26, 2011, Page 5)
Preliminary FBI figures for 2010 show crime is down from 2009 across the nation. Oxford seems to be following a similar trend. (May 25, 2011, Page 1)
A water main break at the Bramlett Water Plant caused the Oxford Skate Park to be transformed into a pond and the Oxford Community Garden to be flooded on Tuesday night. (May 25, 2011, Page 2)
- Elise Anne Herrington — infant daughter of Thomas and Marni Herrington of Oxford, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in Oxford. A private family graveside service was held at Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Coleman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
- Freeman A. Willard — 81, died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The sixth annual endowment fundraiser for the Kayla Sue Mize Endowment opens on Thursday with the show “Cotton Patch Gospel.”
Tickets are $10 at the door. A live auction will be on the final night, Saturday at 5:30. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (May 25, 2011, Page 1)
The University of Mississippi has committed $800,000 towards the expansion of the Leslie Tennis Facility. The city has also agreed to $1.5 million. The money is based on whether the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors will also agree to pay $1.5 million for the project. (May 25, 2011, Page 1)
In February, Denzel Nkemdiche looked like he was headed to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.