To help children get art year round and for free, the Arts council is reaching out for crowd funding help on the internet. To learn how to donate, visit www.indiegogo.com/Art-Camp-for-City-Children (July 5, 2011, Page 6)
People often fall into one of two categories – dreamers and doers. Occasionally, however, there are those who are both. Local columnist Jimmy Reed talks about one of those, a student of his who is working to overcome lupus on the way to becoming a doctor. (July 5, 2011, Page 4)
UPDATE — An afternoon thunderstorm on Independence Day has pushed back events in the Grove by about an hour. Organizer Kate Rosson said bands would begin playing at about 5 or 5:30 p.m. Children’s events including a petting zoo were being set up at about 4:30, and fireworks over Oxford-University Stadium are still slated for nightfall.
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The arts council began its first endowed fund with a $10,000 donation and plans to continue to expand the fund in coming years. (July 1, 2011, Page 14A)
Richard Howorth was appointed to the TVA board on Thursday and Felicia Adams nomination to be the next North Mississippi U.S. Attorney also was approved by the U.S. Senate. (July 1, 2011, Page 1A)
A meeting last week to determine the best use of Cedar Oaks led to some solid ideas and the hope to meet again in the fall to keep finding the best use for the historic home. (July 1, 2011, Page 1A)
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.