Several local individuals and organizations are accepting donations to help the Mississippi tornado victims.
Donations are being accepted at the Pine Flat Methodist Church on CR 422 and at Fire Station # 1 in Oxford. Cash donations are accepted on Saturday at the Courthouse Lawn for Red Cross.
Volunteer help is needed in the Pine Flat area also. (April 29, 2011, Page 1A)
Rebecca Black. “It’s Friday, Friday. Gotta get down on Friday.” Ring a bell now? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg takes a closer look at the Internet uproar caused by a 13-year-old’s music video, and wonders if we aren’t being a bit too critical of the youngster and of something that’s not that important in the scheme on things. (April 29, 2011, Page 4A)
Have you ever noticed the used tub yard west of Oxford? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the tub and its uses, both before and after it hits the tub yard. (April 29, 2011, Page 4A)
Damages to the industrial park were an eerie reminder of the 2008 tornado that damaged Caterpillar. This time the hardest hit was SWM Co, along with Elliott Lumber, Caterpillar and Winchester. (April 28, 2011, Page 8)
Gov. Haley Barbour declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday for Lafayette County after severe storms ripped through the area, destroying homes, businesses and claiming the life of an Oxford man. Organizations have mobilized to the affected areas, offering food, clothing and comfort. (April 28, 2011, Page 1)
The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a judge’s ruling that subdivision covenants will not prevent the Oxford Church of Christ from moving to a new site north of town in the Long Meadow subdivision. (April 28, 2011, Page 8)
Around 2,000 residents are still without power in the county while city residents mostly have power back on after 12 hours of storms that wreaked havoc on poles and electric wires. (April 28, 2011, Page 5)
A powerful storm moved through Lafayette County at 2 p.m. yesterday after about 12 hours of other storms throughout the area that damaged homes and businesses and claimed the life of one Oxford man.
The 16th annual Double Decker Arts Festival kicks off tomorrow with the first of its kind – a ticketed event. Tickets are on sale today for $10 but beginning at 10 am on Friday go up to $15 for the Friday night concert. Saturday’s festival will remain free with art, food and music. (April 28, 2011, Page 2)
People throughout Lafayette County and surrounding areas spent a hectic 24 hours or so dealing with storms, tornadoes and the threat of them, and will now begin dealing with the aftermath and helping those who suffered major damage. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at Tuesday night and Wednesday, and hopes for a long spell without any more days like them. (April 28, 2011, Page 4)