After a two-year delay caused by the international economic slowdown, Toyota Motor Corp. announced today it’s now planning to open its $1.3 billion Blue Springs assembly plant in the fall of 2011. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)
After the success of the inaugural Juneteenth celebration in Oxford last year, organizers of this year’s festival added a parade on Friday evening with the main event to be held on Saturday. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)
Local tax collections continue to remain stronger than in 2009 with collections for May remaining up for Oxford, but slightly down for Abbeville and Taylor. (June 17, 2010, Page 1)
This week might be a good time to get to know your neighbors with the swimming pool.
The current spell of hot, humid weather will continue to worsen with the heat index readings climbing to 105 by the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. (June 16, 2010, Page 1)
A plan to curb the growing population of deer inside the city limits of Oxford was officially unveiled Monday at a public hearing at the Oxford Convention Center. (June 15, 2010, Page 1)
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)
St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church got the green light by the Oxford Planning Commission to build a new, two-story, 10,000 square-foot education building behind the church’s sanctuary. (June 15, 2010, Page 1)
Chef John Currence was awarded the 2010 Restaurateur of the Year by the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association during an awards ceremony Monday.
The association accepted open nominations from operators throughout the state. The list of restaurateurs was reduced to a group of six finalists, including Currence. (June 11, 2010, Page 1A)
One of the most distinguished graduates of the University of Mississippi was also a resident of Oxford.
Although Stark Young was born in Como, he would later move with his family to Oxford. Young was born in 1881 and in 1890 his mother died. A few years later, his father, also a graduate of Ole Miss, would remarry and move to Oxford. (June 11, 2010, Page 3B)
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)