Columnist Jim McCauley still gets together with former Jaycee members of long ago once a year to remember good times and reflect on getting older. (August 29, 2014, Page 2C)
Everyday Hero Morgan Hollowell dedicated her eighth birthday to the animals at the Oxford-Lafayette County animal shelter instead of receiving presents for herself. Attendees brought donation items like dog and cat food, treats and cleaning supplies to the party. (August 29, 2014, Page 1A)
Twenty-four years ago the community was focused on the first Gulf War, a speech Congressman Jamie Whitten made in Oxford and local efforts to get the funding needed to build a new road to the industrial park. (August 27, 2014, Page 1)
Education Excellence nominee Dan Mossing recently received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. He is a graduate of OHS and a senior at Princeton University. (August 26, 2014, Page 1)
Drive by Don and Debra Lee’s well-manicured lawn on County Road 202 in Lafayette County, and you may spot one of their four pups or one of the many hummingbirds flitting like fairies around bird feeders. That’s where The Dart landed this week. (August 25, 2014, Page 1)
University of Mississippi students are back and ready to start the fall semester. Move in week activities get students acquainted. (August 22, 2014, Page 1B)
Everyday Hero Zandra Walker dedicates her time to making Water Valley beautiful. She is also a faithful member of First Baptist Church. (August 22, 2014, Page 1A)
Forty-five years ago, Oxford prepared for the opening of a new wing of its hospital, and two juveniles were arrested for making obscene phone calls in the county. The community also started providing disaster relief to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Camille hit. (August 20, 2014, Page 1A)
Educational Excellence star Susan McClelland has served in several educational positions over her career. She is indebted to her state’s education system. (August 19, 2014, Page 1)
Suzanne Wilkin, a volunteer for Interfaith Compassion Ministry, said the number of people who have lost their homes in Oxford seems to be rising considering the number of clients who have sought help at ICM.
Wilkin, who moved to Oxford from Maryland with her husband in 1996, has spent more than 10 years volunteering with ICM, an association of 36 area churches who work together to help community members in need.