Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to give everyone a chance to honor those who gave all.
— Community service at 10 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Oxford; guest speaker will be Don Hutson
— Mississippi State Veteran’s Home at 10 a.m.; guest speaker will be SP5 Jimmy C. Reed Jr.
— Water Valley VFW at 11 a.m. on Main Street; free lunch provided following service. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A,3A)
Three major road projects aimed at improving safety and easing transit headaches got green-lighted Wednesday by local officials, but only after some heated negotiations. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
While no tornadoes were reported, straight-line winds that blew through Lafayette County Wednesday night toppled dozens of trees cause some minor to moderate damage on several homes throughout the Oxford area and widespread power outages. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
Preliminary FBI figures for 2010 show crime is down from 2009 across the nation. Oxford seems to be following a similar trend. (May 25, 2011, Page 1)
The Oxford and University of Mississippi police departments are getting ready for what is one of the busiest weekends of the year. (May 13, 2011, Page 3A)
A small crowd attended the annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony held Wednesday in front of Oxford City Hall. (May 12, 2011, Page 1)
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. May 21 for the first Law Enforcement 5K run that will benefit the families of fallen or injured police officers. The race will begin at 8 p.m. at the Oxford Police Department. Cost to register is $20 through May 20 and $30 on the day of the race. (May 12, 2011, Page 2)
While their views varied in small detail, those who gathered in front of the Lafayette County Courthouse Tuesday evening to protest the lethal injection killing of convicted killer Benny Joe Stevens, they all shared one common belief that killing another human is wrong, even when it’s called ”justice.” (May 11, 2011, Page 1)
For the first time anyone in the Oxford Exchange Club can remember, the club gave out two Book of Golden Deeds awards last night at a special dinner meeting. This year’s awards went to Jean Shaw — leader of the LOU Homeless Task Force and the Alpha Mu chapter of the Kappa Delta Sorority. (May 6, 2011, Page 1A)
The Oxford Fire Department raised $6,700 Thursday night at a benefit street dance and concert held in front of City Hall. The proceeds are going to purchase supplies needed by last week’s storm victims in Lafayette County. (May 6, 2011, Page 1A)