Weather officials say straight-line winds caused most of the damage during the first storm to blow through the community on April 27. However, the second storm that hit later that afternoon and caused so much damage in the Pine Flat community has been classified by the National Weather Service as an F3 tornado. (May 2, 2011)
There’s to Double Decker than good music and great food. On Saturday a Best Dressed Pet Concert was held on the Square, while several artists with the Oxford Artists Guild set up inside an empty storefront on Van Buren Avenue to show off their work to patrons. (May 2, 2011, Page 7A)
With a new format and a new ticketed-event, Double Decker fans mostly adapted to the changes this year. While attendance was about 2,300 at the maximum on Friday, Saturday saw regular crowds.
With Lafayette County now a federal disaster area, more help is on the way. For those impacted, call 1-800-621-FEMA. (May 2, 2011, Page 1A)
Rob Neely recently began his job as the assistant superintendent of the City of Oxford Electric Department. He had previously been with Elliott and Britt Engineering. (May 2, 2011, Page 5A)
A seven day medical clinic has opened at the site of the former Movie Gallery on University Avenue that focuses on affordable health care. (May 2, 2011, Page 5A)
A meeting for parents in the Oxford School District that have children with identified special needs has been set for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. (May 2, 2011, Page 3A)
You knew it was big news when a presidential news conference is announced at 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday night. And it was big news – terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan. The reaction across the country and in most of the world has been that of euphoria, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if we are celebrating and partying a bit too much and a bit too soon. (May 2, 2011, Page 4A)
A member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Virginian Nancy Faxon has spent years protecting and promoting the South’s heritage and history.
For the past eight years, she’s worked to preserve and honor soldiers found in a forgotten burial ground by restoring their gravestones and cleaning up the overgrown thicket that grew around the graves. (April 29, 2011, Page 3A)
For those taking part in the Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U. community health initiative, some have lost weight while others say they’ve simply learned to live healthier. The Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U. program came to an end last night, while team members celebrated with a bbq dinner and shared their success stories. (April 29, 2011, Page 1A)