Four of 11 billboards slated to be removed from inside the city limits of Oxford were taken down over the weekend as part of an agreement between the sign company and the city. (August 12, 2014, Page 1)
Color Invasion 5K Walk/Run will raise money for the Mississippi Alzheimer’s Association and take place on Aug. 23. For more information, visit the Color Invasion Oxford Facebook page. (August 12, 2014, Page 1, 3)
To help keep downtown Oxford from suffering too badly from growing pains, the Oxford Planning Commission threw its support behind several proposed amendment changes Monday. (August 12, 2014, Page 1, 3)
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)
About 150 community and graduate assistants, CAs and GAs, worked around Oxford Friday performing acts of service that included picking up trash on highways, spending time with senior citizens and veterans and sprucing up the trail at Rowan Oak. (August 11, 2014, Page 1, 2)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors discussed cutting several departmental budget requests Friday at the budget meeting. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday at 8 a.m. (August 11, 2014, Page 1)
About 50 protesters walked from Kroger to the Square and back Saturday morning waving Confederate flags and holding signs to protest University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ new diversity plan that includes limited the use of the term Ole Miss and changing the name Confederate Road to Chapel Road. (August 9, 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)
The Oxford Downtown Council invites everyone to its annual Summer Fest on the Square which will feature sidewalk sales from participating merchants, face painting, balloon art and free snacks. (August 8, 2014, Page 1A)