Alcohol sales on Father’s Day were down from Mother’s Day and Oxford Police Department reported no alcohol related offenses during the sluggish sales day. (June 20, 2011, Page 1)
The International Go Skateboarding Day Celebration will be held this Saturday from 5-9 p.m. at the Oxford Skate Park. The best news – you don’t have to know how to skate to celebrate. There will also be free food, prizes and live music to enjoy the day.
What’s the news of the day? Weather? The Mid-East? The economy? Congress and the president? Or is it, as some would have you think, a murder trial in Florida and a New York Congressman resigning? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how national and international news seems to rank these days with some media outlets. (June 20, 2011, Page 4)
Children involved with the Youth Music Theatre Workshop will perform “The Sword and the Stone,” prelude production to this year’s “Camelot” during the Oxford Shakespeare Festival.
The third annual Juneteenth festival starts tonight at 7 p.m. on Martin Luther King Drive in Oxford. The event is celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. (June 17, 2011, Page 2A)
The Mississippi Department of Insurance will hold public meetings around the state to gain input from businesses owners and employee at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the University of Mississippi Triplett Alumni Center in the Butler Auditorium. (June 17, 2011, Page 1A)
A new chapter manager takes the helm at the Northwest Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross located here in Oxford. (June 17, 2011, Page 2A)
Parking around the Square will see changes after the parking consulting firm met with residents last week to determine the needs for Oxford. (June 17, 2011, Page 1A)
The musical fundraiser for $20 on Saturday night will go to help raise funds for the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic. For more information, visit www.oxfordrhythmrevival.com. (June 17, 2011, Page 3A)
When you’re really young, your father looks after you, takes care of you and gives you things. A few years later, he’s the one who teaches you to ride a bike, catch a fish and learn about discipline. Editor Don Whitten explores those changes in relationships between children and their fathers as we get set to honor our fathers this weekend. (June 17, 2011, Page 4A)