Plein Air in Taylor, Ms. is seeking resort status to further its development. Resort status would allow them to be able to serve alcohol on the premises to attract more weddings as well as potential restaurants. (February 10, 2014, Page 10)
Keith Hayward recently took charge of North East Mississippi Power Association after Robert “Bob” Collier stepped down as general manager after 23 years of service. NEMEPA celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. (February 4, 2014, Page 1)
The southern side of Oxford and Lafayette County may soon have a new Dollar General store. The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved the plans for the 9,100 square-foot store Monday. (January 28, 2014, Page 10)
Leadership in sustainability has earned the Lafayette, Oxford and University of Mississippi community the designation of Valley Sustainable Gold Community by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The award was given to city, county and university leaders Tuesday by TVA representatives during a ceremony at the Insight Park on campus. The LOU community is the only, and first, community to be given the gold deal designation in Mississippi.
The designation, initiated by TVA Economic Development, helps communities improve existing sustainability programs and increase ability to attract new investment and jobs to their communities. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)
Several road projects are coming down the pipe for Lafayette County to help ease congestion around Oxford. (January 24, 2014, Page 1A)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department recently received a $16,900 grant to purchase diving equipment. The grant was spurred by the disappearance of a teen in the Yocona River last year in which the sheriff’s department was required to borrow divers and diving equipment from neighboring counties. (January 22, 2014, Page 1)
Area firefighters were busy the last few days battling brush fires caused by residents burning leaves. (January 21, 2014, Page 2)
The local 2014 MLK Day of Service was hosted Monday at the Jackson Avenue Center. Over 50 people volunteered for the event and another 50 signed up for services around the community. (January 21, 2014, Page 1)
Oxford will hold its annual Hazardous Waste Collection Day on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oxford Conference Center. (January 17, 2014, Page 3A)
On Thursday, local leaders, business owners and state legislators gathered at the Powerhouse for Max D. Hipp’s retirement party to honor him for his years of service and pay tribute to work he has done for the last quarter of a century. (January 10, 2014, Page 1A)