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Prices rising – and not just for gasoline

Everyone notices when gasoline prices rise, especially when they near a noted level such as $4 a gallon. Editor Don Whitten has noticed, because of spending figures he’s seeing in his bank statement, a marked rise in the cost of food and household supplies at the grocery store, and he takes a look at some of the causes. (May 4, 2011, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Jim McCauley, chairman of the Oxford Tourism Council, writes to thank all of those involved with the planning and preparation that helped make the 2011 Double Decker Arts Festival a huge success. (May 4, 2011, Page 4)

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      More help for storm victims

      More help is on its way for the victims of the tornado that ripped through Pine Flat last week. A public  meeting at Pine Flat United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday will have information on what help might be available through federal and state emergency management agencies and a free concert will be held at 6 p.m. in front of Oxford City Hall. Organizers are asking for donations of water, diapers, canned foods and cash for tornado victims. (May 3, 2011, Page 1)

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        Officials: F3 tornado hit county

        An F3 tornado tore a destructive path through Lafayette County on Wednesday with straight line winds damaging the community earlier that day, according to the National Weather Service. (May 3, 2011, Page 1)

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          City, county officials still hashing out hospital

          Talks continue between the Oxford Board of Aldermen, Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp over the memorandum of understanding that could allow for the sale of the current hospital, for BMH to let out of their lease and for a new $250 M facility to be built within city limits. (May 3, 2011, Page 2)

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            ATO donates $36K to Boys and Girls

            Alpha Tau Omega raised $36,000 to help the Boys and Girls Club this spring. (May 3, 2011, Page 8)

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              Education briefs

              • Boyden gets competition award
              • OMS Chorus wins competition
              • NWCC students receive scholarships
              • Conner earns scholarship
              • Kayla Gala set May 26-28
              • Walking Wednesdays continue
              • Fraternity supports Haiti
              • OMS students to participate in Science Olympiad
              • Local students participate in AKA fashionetta program
              • Oxford native McClure hired as officer at UM
              • Memorial ceremony honors deceased members of UM
              • Justice chides court on desegregation case

               (May 3, 2011, Page 8)

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                Female Crickets Catch More Fish

                There’s nothing like a good fishing story – even if it involves the bait. Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the story of bream fishing and telling a gullible fishermen about how female crickets catch more fish. (May 3, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Breaking news – F3 tornado hit Oxford

                  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)

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                    Pet, art always please festival-goers

                    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)

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