Even more proudly, she will tell you at the age of 100, she still lives in that house alone.
Johnson was born on Dec. 1, 1910, two miles west of Banner. She has lived alone since her husband, Willie A. Johnson, died in 1981 at the age of 90. (December 1, 2010, Page 1)
On Dec. 11 and 12 at 3 p.m. at the Getrude Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oxford Ballet presents “The Nutcracker,” starring several local actors as well as special guests. (December 1, 2010, Page 1)
A strong storm cell that wreaked havoc in some parts of Mississippi took it easier on Lafayette County, according to emergency management officials.
No local reports have been made of damage due to the high winds associated with Monday night’s storm, said Oxford Emergency Coordinator Jimmy Allgood.
In Lafayette County, Emergency Coordinator David Shaw said his office received a few reports of some trees being blown down. (November 30, 2010, Page 1)
Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi is ready to move forward with their new $300 million dollar facility but continues to wait for word from the city and county that they will agree to changes before moving out of their current location. (November 30, 2010, Page 1)
The Dramatic Reading Series organized by the SonEdna Foundation will kick off on Saturday with a reading of “Some Sing, Some Cry.” Among the cast included is Alfre Woodard, Hattie Winston, Richard Lawson, Nambi Kelley and Gilbert Glenn Brown. To purchase tickets, visit the UM Box office. (November 29, 2010, Page 1A)
Oxford will host its annual Hazardous Waste Day on April 16 after the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality provided a $60,000 grant last week to make it happen. (November 29, 2010, Page 1A)
Faculty began the move to the new $50 million dollar facility for the UM School of Law this week with plans to finalize the move of staff and students in December and January. (November 25, 2010, Page 1A)
Two sons received a Thanksgiving gift from their mother who had died 10 years earlier when an unknown life insurance policy check came to them by way of State Treasurer Tate Reeves. (November 25, 2010, Page 1A)
Organizers of the annual Holiday Ornament Auction, the major fundraiser for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, has made some changes this year to bring back the spirit of past success. (November 24, 2010, Page 1A)
The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau is focusing on some big changes to modernize marketing strategies for 2011 including upgrading their six-year-old website. (November 24, 2010, Page 1A)