The Oxford School District is looking to improve math teaching after unable to meet growth at the Oxford Middle School for a subset of students. The district did receive STAR status for Oxford High School and high performing for Della Davidson and Oxford Middle School. (October 26, 2011, Page 1, 2a)
Severe weather, tornadoes and an increase in house fires can be possible during the fall and winter months in Lafayette County. (October 25, 2011, Page 1)
Whether to choose abstinence only or abstinence plus education for the students of the Oxford School District will soon be a decision for the Oxford Board of Trustees who heard from supporters of both programs on Monday night. (October 25, 2011, Page 1)
Bicyclist’s death raises concerns and questions in regards to the safety for all cyclists on Oxford’s roads. (October 24, 2011, Page 1A)
Five Lafayette County residents have filed a First Amendment lawsuit Thursday against state officials challenging campaign finance laws. (October 21, 2011, Page 1A)
City signs are replaced periodically through the year due to traffic accidents and theft but the city doesn’t absorb all the cost. (October 21, 2011, Page 1A)
The Digital Bookmobile, sponsored by OverDrive, was at the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library Wednesday to showcase the library’s download e-Book service. (October 20, 2011, Page 1)
More than 100 people attended the “Save the Pill” rally in front of the Lafayette County Courthouse on the Square Wednesday. (October 20, 2011, Page 1)
An Oxford man was killed in a one-car wreck Thursday afternoon near the on ramp on Highway 6 and Old Taylor Road heading west after the car apparently veered off the road.
According to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy, Tommy Brown, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene. Brown was a life-long resident of Oxford and owner of Brown Insurance.
Brown was traveling east in his white 2011 Ford F250 pickup on Highway 6 between Coliseum Drive and Old Taylor Road when he crossed over the median for unknown reasons and left the roadway near the Old Taylor Road ramp, according to the Oxford Police Department. (October 20, 2011)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors have used $10 million of the $30 million gained from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to pay off all outstanding bonds for the county. (October 19, 2011, Page 1)