The Oxford Pathways Commission will be presenting its annual report before the Oxford Board of Aldermen this evening at 5 p.m. (June 17, 2014, Page 1A, 2A)
The Oxford School District held a public hearing for the 2014 school budget. The board is expected to approve the budget at the next board meeting. (June 17, 2014, Page 1A)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved the Second Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Lafayette County Reserve and Trust Fund Monday. The investment earned a decent amount within the past fiscal year. (June 17, 2014, Page 1A)
The Oxford School District will soon have an improved sports facility come August when the new turf football field is opened for the fall. The project broke ground Friday. (June 16, 2014, Page 1)
Neighborhood sees biggest tournout for Juneteenth celebration on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive on Saturday. (June 16, 2014, Page 1)
In the late-’70s and early-’80s, Oxford native Howard Phillips, 49, was an athlete who played football, basketball and ran track at Oxford High School. It was a way of escaping the drugs and violence he witnessed growing up in one of the city’s low-income housing projects. Today, he is battling a mysterious illness that has stolen his ability to walk, if only temporarily, and searching for answers.
Juneteenth event kicks off tonight with a free gospel concert at the TOMB building at 7 p.m. The celebration continues at 3 p.m. Saturday on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive with free food, music and games.
This weeks Everyday Hero is Dyanne McCord who volunteers with the American Cancer Society, Girl and Boy Scouts and countless other community opportunities. (June 13, 2014, Page 1A)
The Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow is now accepting applications for organizations who may benefit from grants that go towards the betterment of the community. A new website will make it easier to apply for grants.
The Oxford School District is expected to raise the tax dollars of home owners to help fund the district. A public meeting is scheduled for Monday. (June 12, 2014, Page 1A)