Oxford Songwriters Association will host a special Troubadour Lounge at 9 tonight at Proud Larry’s to close out the fall season. Among the guest musicians are Jimmy Phillips, Mark Adamec, Kelly Norris, Katie Dintelman, Mark Van Boening, Moon Pie Curtis, David Shirley and Donovan McCain. (December 7, 2010, Page 3)
The Mississippi American Civil Liberties Union and Progressive Women of Lafayette County will present a talk on “Making Mississippi a kinder place” tonight at 5:30 in the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (December 7, 2010, Page 3)
- BES names Citizens of the Month
- Chili for the Soul fundraiser set
- LMS sets exam schedule
- Patterson graduates
- Walking Wednesdays Continues
- OMS Chorus fundraiser underway
- Grants available for school
- Swindoll enters MSU Alumni Association
- Venture Online hosts launch party for UM students
- Lafayette Science Fair Winners
The Christmas holidays are a time, if there is any during the year, when we need to be thankful for all we have in our country. Local columnist Jimmy Reed points out that today’s date (the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entrance into World War II) and Christmas mark notable times in our country’s history and in it becoming the nation it is today, and urges all of us to keep an attitude of thankfulness. (December 7, 2010, Page 4)
A.B. Wilson writes to relate a disturbing incident that happened in connection with the recent Ole Miss-Mississippi State football game, while Nell Green writes to explain some of the policies and practices required when holding a local election. (December 7, 2010, Page 4)
The local chapter of the American Red Cross is asking community members to “adopt” a fire family for $1,200 which will cover shelter, clothing and food for one family of four for a few days during its Friends of Fire Families campaign that runs through January.
The Lafayette County-based Red Cross chapter recently lost national funding to help families who are burned out of their homes. For more information on the program or to donate money, call 236-1282. (December 6, 2010, Page 3A)
The Board of Aldermen will consider two Sunday alcohol sales issues on Tuesday after a year of discussions, denied requests from the Oxford Restaurant Association and an Alcohol Task Force that found more than half of Oxford residents in favor of sales. (December 6, 2010, Page 1A)
JACKSON — History.
That’s what the Lafayette Commodore football team made Saturday in Jackson at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium by defeating North Pike 31-6 in the Class 4A state championship game. The victory not only garnered the Lafayette High School Commodores their first football state title, but they also became the first team in the state to win 16 games in a season. (December 6, 2010, Page 1A)
Are your doors and windows decorated. What about outside lights or inflatable snowmen or Santas? Editor Don Whitten gives an update on the Christmas decorating at his house and offers some hints and guidelines to follow to help make this time of the year safe and enjoyable. (December 6, 2010, Page 4A)
While The Lanes bowling alley has been released to an insurance company by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the investigation into what caused the massive blaze that destroyed Oxford’s bowling alley continues.
The shell of what remained of the fire that destroyed the 50-year-old building was demolished last week. (December 3, 2010, Page 1A)