The community was shocked when two police cars were destroyed by an explosive device in August of 1974. The first Faulkner Conference was held and Oxford High School started its first sports program for girls. (August 13, 2014, Page 1A)
If you drive down County Road 225 where The Dart landed this week, you’ll pass a sign at the corner of a property offering a $1,000 reward for the safe return of a dog named Izzy. (August 11, 2014, Page 1)
Jeff and Kathleen Taylor of Sweet T’s Bakery will be volunteering their time and talent at an upcoming fundraiser for Lafayette County families in need.
The Doors of Hope Transition Ministries event, “A Summer Bounty,” will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Overby Center Auditorium at the University of Mississippi to help homeless and at-risk families in Lafayette County become self-sufficient.
(August 8, 2014, Page 1)
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)
Our community battled polio, prepared to be spotlighted on Memphis TV and started getting ready for new school year during the week of Aug. 8, 1957. (August 6, 2014, Page 1)
Abbeville native Darrell Williams was recently named National Principal of the Year and is this week’s featured Educational Excellence nominee. Williams is now located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (August 5, 2014, Page 1)