Oxford High School seniors wore big smiles as they walked across the stage and received their diplomas Thursday at the 44th annual OHS commencement ceremony held at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum on the University of Mississippi campus. (May 23, 2014, Page 1A)
The “I didn’t do it” documentary is in need of final funding to complete its story of Mississippi man Kevin Curtis being wrongfully accused of sending ricin to the president and other officials.
The LOU Boys and Girls Club celebrated 60 local graduates with the help of the Taco Bell Foundation. The foundation is aiming to support local teens in graduation goals.
The Oxford School District received input from an Oxford High School teacher as to how to handle staggered start times for schools next year. The board will review the teachers suggestions. (May 21, 2014, Page 1)
The Cedar Wind Dog Club visited the Oxford Learning Center Friday for some animal assisted therapy. The group visits several other organizations as well. (May 20, 2014, Page 5)
The Mississippi Department of Transportation asked the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors for a place to relocate a paupers cemetery that will be in the way of future road expansion. The board voted to wait until ground penetrating radar could tell them more information. (May 20, 2014, Page 1)
Oxford offers several summer camps for children. Low cost or free camps are also offered close by. (May 19, 2014, Page 1)
Burns United Methodist Church member Barbara Wortham offers free GED test preparation for anyone in the community on Tuesday’s and Thursday evenings. She plans to expand hours during the summer. (May 16, 2014, Page 1A)
The annual Police Memorial ceremony was held yesterday at the Chancery building. The event honors officers fallen in the line of duty or other wise. (May 15, 2014, Page 1)
St. John’s Evangelist Church is holding their fourth annual Drawdown event in which $10,000 is up for grabs. Tickets are available for purchase and all access funds will go to the Clayton Stevens fund which contributes to numerous charities and assists locals in need. (May 14, 2014, Page 3)