The Oxford School District has approved the budget for the 2010-2011 school year. Eventhough the budge is about $400,000 more than last years budget the district expects to receive less money from the state. The shortfall in state funds is being made up by an increase in federal dollars generated by taxes collected in the community. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)
This weekend is the seventh grand reunion for the Oxford kids who attended University High School. This includes the classes from 1930 to 1967 who attended high school in the building built in 1929 on University Avenue just before you reach the Hilgard Cut on the University of Mississippi campus. (June 25, 2010, Page 2B)
From his work as a civil rights activist, who was instrumental in integrating Oxford public schools, to working with felons as a U.S. probation officer, to serving as a Lafayette County Planning Commissioner, Leonard Thompson’s death Monday has been called a major loss for the community as a whole.
Thompson died Monday at about 10:30 a.m. after going into anaphylactic shock when he was stung by a wasp while putting his lawnmower up in his garage at his Highway 334 home. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)
- Laney Mays to attend Governor’s School
- Dexter Lee wins Crouther Scholarship
- Felicity Flesher wins scholarships
- Six FFA members compete in state competition
- Free math workshops to be offerd at NWCC
- Bullying meeting in August
- Tailgate fundraiser set for Boys and Girls Club
- Locals make MSU honor rolls
- NWCC scholarships announced
- OHS honor roll
Oxford residents will not be hit with a tax increase to fund city schools. At a public hearing Monday on the proposed budget for the next school year, the board discussed the possibility of what sort of revenue the district could generate if a 4 percent tax hike was approved. But the board was adamant about not raising taxes. (June 15, 2010, Page 2)
- Nolan Webb is the recipient of the 2010 Lafayette County Cattleman’s Association Scholarship.
- Kathryn Howorth graduated from Tulane University.
- Luke McCullough receive forestry scholarship.
- Families sought for exchange students
- GED testing offered at NWCC
- 40th OHS Charger football reunion set
- OHS 1084 reunion set for this weekend
- Local students make NWCC honor lists
- NWCC votes for tuition increase
- LMS announces honor rolls
- Blake Chandler, Abigail Chandler, Bradley Shields and Hayden Young named to dean’s list at Harding University.
- Chelsea N. Peters named to Rhodes honor roll.
- Katherine Lewis graduated from New York University.
First Lady Michelle Obama wished the Oxford High School Class of 2010 well in a letter addressed to recent graduate Cathy Chen after Chen launched an effort to invite the president and Mrs. Obama to the school to speak to the graduating class. (June 15, 2010, Page 5)
Neil Burton, a gifted-student teacher at Oxford Middle School, was one of several teachers who participated in the Mississippi Council on Economic Education’s Master Teacher of Economics program where teachers learn ways to bring lessons about financial responsibility, the economy and entrepreneur endeavors into the classrooms. (June 10, 2010, Page 1)
The Lafayette County School Board approved Monday a new policy aimed at addressing bullying in county schools, the first such policy for the district. An informational meeting about bullying will be held on August 2 at the Lafayette Middle School Auditorium from 5 to 6:30 p.m. (June 9, 2010, Page 12)