Historian Jack Mayfield takes us back to two battles during the Civil War in and near Oxford. (August 15, 2014, Page 2B)
The new Oxford Middle School is ready for students on Monday. The $6.5 million project was started in December of last year. (August 15, 2014, Page 1B)
Some Mississippi farmers’ markets are trying to make locally grown food accessible to all by accepting Electronic Benefit Transfer cards and food vouchers from recipients of governmental assistance programs.
Two are in Oxford. The Oxford City Market and the Midtown Farmers’ Market are both equipped to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program EBT cards. (August 8, 2014, Page 1)
Lafayette teachers spruce up their classrooms for their students who attended their first day of classes today. Each teacher has different fun themes that encourage learning. (August 8, 2014, Page 1B)
Milly West gives her take on the Israel and Palestinian conflict and the destruction of olive trees.
Historian Jack Mayfield writes this week about Union Gen. Edward Hatch moving troops from north of Oxford into town in the summer of 1864. (August 8, 2014, Page 3B)
The gospel group Men of Integrity is based out of Batesville, Ms. The group is made up of four young men who want to spread the word of their Lord with music. (August 1, 2014, Page 5B)
Lafayette County Master Gardener Anna Haller gives tips on how to care for to captivating mid- to late-summer pants, naked ladies and spider lilies. (August 1, 2014, Page 2B)
One hundred and fifty years ago this past Wednesday, an event happened in the trench earthworks the Confederates had to fortify Petersburg, Virginia, just a few miles down the road from Richmond. If Gen. Ulysses Grant’s men had taken advantage of the event, they may have hastened the end of the Civil War by nine months. (August 1, 2014, Page 2B)
Columnist Lisa Coleman discusses overprotecting parents, and wonders if a parent can care too much? (August 1, 2014, Page 1B)