Shopping for back-to-school clothing will be a little easier on the wallet this weekend during Mississippi’s tax-free holiday which begins at midnight tonight and ends at midnight Saturday. (July 28, 2011, Page 1A)
Has politics changed? And is it winning? Local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about the gamesmanship and inflexibility that’s taken over the process and wonders how the vast majority will end up having to deal with what’s ahead. (July 28, 2011, Page 4A)
Milly West writes about the Personhood Amendment and how education is the answer to the problem, while Ruth Steyn writes about the ongoing conflict over the debt ceiling and a federal budget. (July 28, 2011, Page 4A)
Dean Faulkner Wells, 75, a writer and editor, died Wednesday afternoon at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford surrounded by family and close friends. She had been placed on life support after suffering a stroke.
The niece of Nobel-prize winning author William Faulkner, Wells was the last surviving member of the children of William Faulkner and his siblings.
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Officials representing the Oxford Domestic Violence Project agreed to shut down operations for good in a signed consent form filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office on July 7. (July 27, 2011, Page 1A, 2A)
The annual parent survey results showed most areas are satisfactory but the cafeterias need improvement across the board at Oxford School District. (July 27, 2011, Page 2A)
Sales and 2 percent tax collections were up in July as was the hotel-motel tax. (July 27, 2011, Page 1A, 2a)
Notice more folks around the book stores and library? How about fewer youngsters outside? Many of them, Editor Don Whitten suspects, are working on summer reading lists and projects as the days count down until the beginning of school. (July 27, 2011, Page 4A)
Julie and Geoffrey Yoste write to give their reasons for supporting Billy Hewes for lieutenant governor in next week’s Republican primary. (July 27, 2011, Page 4A)
SWM took a hard hit in April when straight-line winds almost destroyed the plant in the Lafayette County Industrial Park. However, the uniform-making industry is not only rebuilding but expanding its Oxford location which could lead to more jobs for area residents. (July 26, 2011, Page 1)