After a two-year delay caused by the international economic slowdown, Toyota Motor Corp. announced today it’s now planning to open its $1.3 billion Blue Springs assembly plant in the fall of 2011. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)
After the success of the inaugural Juneteenth celebration in Oxford last year, organizers of this year’s festival added a parade on Friday evening with the main event to be held on Saturday. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)
Local tax collections continue to remain stronger than in 2009 with collections for May remaining up for Oxford, but slightly down for Abbeville and Taylor. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)
OXFORD FILM FREAK – I’ve gotten a lot of questions from friends recently wondering where I have been as they hardly see me anymore, not even out at the movies. It’s true. I rarely left my house when not at work for the past two months. The reason is that I have been collaborating with filmmaker Thomas L. Phillips on a new movie to be filmed in July. (June 17, 2010, Page 14)
A new blues festival in Oxford set for July 16-17 may have to move indoors after all. Although originally planned to be inside, organizer James Parker is seeing a way to move the festival outdoors. (June 16, 2010, Page 1)
City leaders continued to hammer out details with state officials for the proposed Highway 6-Jackson Avenue interchange. Local leaders made a decision las month to scrap an expensive and complex plan that had been debated for 12 years in favor of a scaled-back plan. (June 16, 2010, Page 2)
Oxford residents will not be hit with a tax increase to fund city schools. At a public hearing Monday on the proposed budget for the next school year, the board discussed the possibility of what sort of revenue the district could generate if a 4 percent tax hike was approved. But the board was adamant about not raising taxes. (June 15, 2010, Page 2)
- Nolan Webb is the recipient of the 2010 Lafayette County Cattleman’s Association Scholarship.
- Kathryn Howorth graduated from Tulane University.
- Luke McCullough receive forestry scholarship.
- Families sought for exchange students
- GED testing offered at NWCC
- 40th OHS Charger football reunion set
- OHS 1084 reunion set for this weekend
- Local students make NWCC honor lists
- NWCC votes for tuition increase
- LMS announces honor rolls
- Blake Chandler, Abigail Chandler, Bradley Shields and Hayden Young named to dean’s list at Harding University.
- Chelsea N. Peters named to Rhodes honor roll.
- Katherine Lewis graduated from New York University.
First Lady Michelle Obama wished the Oxford High School Class of 2010 well in a letter addressed to recent graduate Cathy Chen after Chen launched an effort to invite the president and Mrs. Obama to the school to speak to the graduating class. (June 15, 2010, Page 5)
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church got the green light by the Oxford Planning Commission to build a new, two-story, 10,000 square-foot education building behind the church’s sanctuary. (June 15, 2010, Page 1)