Further investigation into the sale of large sections of land located off Highway 6 West, near the Cumberland subdivision, revealed a total of 107 acres were sold and transferred — not once, but twice in one day.
Speculation and rumors have suggested the land is being bought by Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to be used as the spot for its new proposed $300 million regional referral center. (February 18, 2011, Page 1A)
There’s no doubt about one thing the Girl Scouts have learned to do better than their Boy Scout counterparts – pick items to sell for fundraising projects. News Editor Jon Scott has seen both sides, from his days selling flares as a Boy Scout to his current father role in selling Girl Scout cookies, and said there’s no doubt which one does the best. (February 18, 2011, Page 4A)
It happens all too often – the national anthem is botched at a big-time, televised event. The most recent? The Super Bowl. Local columnist T.J. Ray says the song is too important to be messed with and suggests other options when it comes to having it performed on the big stage. (February 18, 2011, Page 4A)
Oxford Conference Center was quiet in December but with the new hotel moving in next door, some bigger events are beginning to book. (February 17, 2011, Page 1)
Rumors have begun to circulate that Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has purchased land off Highway 6 West, located southwest of Wellsgate. (February 17, 2011, Page 1)
A collaborative work that spans dance, music and photography aims to expose a local audience to “the heart and soul” of Uganda. Mississippi: The Dance Company presents “The Uganda Project: Come & See – Go & Tell,” today through Sunday at Fulton Chapel on the University of Mississippi campus. (February 17, 2011, Page 2)
John Bemelmans Marciano will be at Square Books Jr. at 11 a.m. Friday to sign copies of his latest book, “Madeline at the White House.” Marciano is the grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans, the creator of the Madeline books. (February 17, 2011, Page 2)
Diabetes is a disease that affects so many of our children, and local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about a way to help some of those youngsters – by participating in the fundraising run for Hope Half Marathon and 5K that’s coming up Feb. 26 in Oxford. Jackson plans to participate and encourages readers to join her and others in the event. (February 17, 2011, Page 4)
Lisa Ludwig, a recent visitor to Oxford during the latest snowstorm, writes to talk about Southern charm and hospitality the community offered her group. (February 17, 2011, Page 4)
The following people have qualified to run in the 2011 Lafayette County local and state elections. Incumbents are denoted with an (i).
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