Fun. Food. Fireworks.
The Fourth of July should be about all these things, but every year children and teens end up injured from the misuse of the latter – holiday fireworks. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)
The community’s annual Fourth of July weekend starts with a bang Saturday morning with a fun run and ends with a boom Sunday night during a free fireworks display. (July 1, 2010, Page 1A)
Operators of local BP franchises say they, like many others around the nation, are feeling the negative effects of the oil spill in the Gulf. (June 30, 2010, Page 1)
A public service announcement starring former Rebel Dexter McCluster, set to be filmed on the University of Mississippi campus on July 12, is looking for a few stars ages 4-25. Casting will be held on July 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center. E-mail photos and talent to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323-839-3646. (June 30, 2010, Page 3)
OXFORD TOWN – Wish I could say it had been my idea but after spending a week in Oxford, director Thomas L. Phillips knew that our film, “Where I Begin,” just makes more sense if it were made in Oxford. We will be filming here in August. Check out this week’s issue of Oxford Town and read about the exciting changes we’ve made to our film. (June 30, 2010, Page 9)
The Oxford School District has approved the budget for the 2010-2011 school year. Eventhough the budge is about $400,000 more than last years budget the district expects to receive less money from the state. The shortfall in state funds is being made up by an increase in federal dollars generated by taxes collected in the community. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)
Oxford is struggling with some of the highest unemployment levels in years but new building permits are on the rise. Obviously, we’re in the midst of an economic boom.
That seems to be one of the conclusions that be drawn from a new report by USA Today. According to the report, Oxford is one of the fastest growing college towns in the country. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)
The newly expanded Oxford Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Facility Award for 2010 from the Mississippi Water Environment Association at its annual conference in Tupelo. The treatment plant was built to ensure the community can meet the demands on its water system for at least 20 years. (June 28, 2010, Page 2)
Mink’s On the Park has only been open three months, but the restaurant is quickly becoming a favorite among Oxford residents, especially those living on the west side of town. A place to stop daily for a quick sandwich or an early morning coffee, Mink’s is located at 904 College Hill Road. (June 28, 2010, Page 5)