With many folks planning on barbecuing and spending time outdoors this weekend, taking a few extra steps and can helps keep everyone safe and sound. (July 1, 2011, Page 1A)
The last day to register to vote in the upcoming primary election on Aug. 2 is this Saturday. The Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to accommodate last-minute voter registrations. (July 1, 2011, Page 3A)
Since it’s halfway between the end of one school year and the beginning of another, perhaps it’s just the right time for a mid-summer pop quiz – on the holiday we’re celebrating Monday. Editor Don Whitten has questions, answers and ratings in the short quiz on the Fourth of July. (July 1, 2011, Page 4A)
Ethiopian Ambassador to the U.S. Girma Biru Geda addressed a classroom of mostly Lott Leadership Institute high school students and a handful of Ole Miss students and faculty Wednesday at the EF Yerby Conference Center on campus.
The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce officially recognized the Mid-Town Farmer’s Market as part of its certification program recently. The market meets on Wednesdays from noon to 5:30 and Saturdays from 7 to 11 a.m. (June 30, 2011, Page 2)
The Animal Tales program based out of Kentucky traveled to the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library on Wednesday to let kids learn hands on about different animals across the globe. (June 30, 2011, Page 1)
Staff Writer Melanie Addington is looking for some helpful tips to help her gain independence from fast food – something that’s affecting lots of us in Mississippi. (June 30, 2011, Page 4)
Minutiae – it captures all of us from time to time, even founding father George Washington. With that bit of info, local columnist Deidra Jackson admits she’s caught up in the Casey Anthony murder trial, which sparks thoughts back to earlier days as a reporter covering cases in court. (June 30, 2011, Page 4)
Lauren Uncapher Stokes writes to commend the Board of Aldermen for taking time to make a decision on Katrina cottages in the city, and adds that she wishes they would exercise the same diligence on all issues. (June 30, 2011, Page 4)
Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, five people in the LOU community will get $50,000 toward the purchase of a home in the Community Green subdivision.