Lafayette County’s unemployment rate for November inched up by one-tenth of a percentage point from October, according to the latest jobs report. Still, the county continues to have one of the lowest jobless rates in the state. (January 3, 2011, Page 5)
Owning a commercial recording studio seemed to happen by coincidence for local musician David Kincaid.
Kincaid, who has been in the music scene for about 20 years, began collecting studio equipment a few years ago in an attempt to record some of his own tracks, but now he, along with producer/engineer Bryan Ward, is helping others reach their dreams in music at The Tone Room recording studio located at 1420 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 102. (December 27, 2010, Page 8)
ABBEVILLE — Finding the perfect gift for a gun enthusiast less than two weeks away from Christmas has become a little easier to accomplish thanks to TGC Outdoors and owner Josh Gregory.
The gun shop, located at the old sawmill in Abbeville, has been open since July with Gregory operating the business venture in his spare time from his role as the mill’s manager. Gregory’s pledge to his customers is to provide them with the best deal on a firearm while also adding a lifetime of knowledge about guns and the accessories that come with owning a pistol, rifle or shotgun. (December 13, 2010, Page 6A)
After the local unemployment rate dropped for a couple of months late this summer, the percentage of jobless workers In Lafayette County has been inching up the past two months. For October, the county recorded an unemployment rate of 7.3 percent, or two-tenths of a percentage point higher than September’s jobless rate of 7.1 percent. (November 29, 2010, Page 6A)
Oxford Taxi Company has now joined the ranks of taxi companies in Oxford. To contact, call 701-7310. (November 22, 2010, Page 6A)
The International House of Pancakes will soon call Oxford home when the new store, combined with a Verizon store, opens in Spring 2011. (November 22, 2010, Page 6A)
A new restaurant, The Round Table, opened on the Square recently and is set to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Owned by Griffin Tanner and Jeff Dunham, the site is at the former Ghost Soldier bar but now also includes the upstairs. (November 15, 2010, Page 6A)
When the new Winchester Centerfire Operation is up and running in the next few years, the community’s economy will get a major boost with the combination of 1,000 new high-paying jobs and millions of dollars in new tax revenues, according to a new economic impact study. (November 10, 2010, Page 1)
The community hit an economic bull’s-eye Wednesday afternoon when Olin Corp. announced it was moving 1,000 ammunition manufacturing jobs from East Alton, Ill., to Oxford and planning to build a new 500,000-square-foot facility here. The company plans to make a $100 million investment in the community as a result of this move. (November 4, 2010, Page 1)