Oxford is struggling with some of the highest unemployment levels in years but new building permits are on the rise. Obviously, we’re in the midst of an economic boom.
That seems to be one of the conclusions that be drawn from a new report by USA Today. According to the report, Oxford is one of the fastest growing college towns in the country. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)
There’s a turf war going on in Thacker Heights.
This time, it’s the not the Jets and the Sharks — it’s canines from the county versus city residents. (June 29, 2010, Page 1)
With Independence Day in mind, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that America has strengthened and prospered through the years because of what he calls “Americanism,” and he says it’s that same approach that must be present for the U.S. to continue on that path. (June 29, 2010, Page 4)
Heavy rains, high winds and lots of cloud-to-ground lightning wrecked havoc on some parts of Oxford Saturday afternoon. The storm, which blew into town around 3 p.m., toppled a few trees and caused a few power outages in the community, Oxford Emergency Management Coordinator Jimmy Allgood said. (June 28, 2010, Page 1)
The newly expanded Oxford Wastewater Treatment Plant received the Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Facility Award for 2010 from the Mississippi Water Environment Association at its annual conference in Tupelo. The treatment plant was built to ensure the community can meet the demands on its water system for at least 20 years. (June 28, 2010, Page 2)
The new Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Film Fund is looking to find ways to help up and coming filmmakers in the area find support and funding. The new fund was announced on Friday at the fundraising party for the independent film, “Where I Begin,” which will be directed by Thomas L. Phillips and co-produced and co-written by The EAGLE’s own Melanie Addington. (June 28, 2010, Page 3)
Mink’s On the Park has only been open three months, but the restaurant is quickly becoming a favorite among Oxford residents, especially those living on the west side of town. A place to stop daily for a quick sandwich or an early morning coffee, Mink’s is located at 904 College Hill Road. (June 28, 2010, Page 5)
Life, for most people, is full of little puzzles and mysteries – or conundrums. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a few of these, including men and directions, boys throwing things, weather men and women and job experience. (June 28, 2010, Page 4)
Garden columnist Dickie King spotlights the daylily garden of Lafayette County resident Carol Parcher. She has been collecting them for years and still has quite a show of them at her wonderful “piddle” farm. (June 25, 2010, Page 3B)