WATER VALLEY — The city of Water Valley is well on its way toward renovating its sewer system.
After a local business owner was denied his donation to the hockey club, he is asking why and the university is saying that it is nothing to do with his business but how the club handled sponsorships. (October 6, 2011, Page 1)
The business of using ideology to deny people and programs much-needed money is, local columnist Deidra Jackson writes, getting old. Jackson brings the issue from the national stage with FEMA to locally with the Board of Supervisors pulling funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)
J. Gabriel Scala writes to express the sadness and disappointment that local non-profit VOX Press felt after learning that the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors had voted to pull funding for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, while Claire Kiamie writes to express thanks to members of the community who helped make the recent Rally for a Cure such a success. (October 6, 2011, Page 4)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen will soon approve a new parking commission that will help steer the city to new parking rules on the Square and eventually a potential parking garage. (October 5, 2011, Page 2)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with CodeRed emergency warning systems, that will allow all Oxford and Lafayette County residents to receive weather and other emergency warnings on their phones. (October 5, 2011, Page 1)
Selfless acts of kindness led two local women to receive state-level honors for their commitment and compassion with assisting others.
The Water Valley Art Council is set to host the third annual Water Valley Art Crawl on Friday. (October 5, 2011, Page 3)
Bullying continues to be a problem, so much so that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at changes in bullying through the years and notes that it’s a problem we all need to deal with. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)
Marie Barnard writes to correct and clarify her statement at last week’s meeting about beginning the search for a new superintendent for the Oxford school system, noting that she wants a leader who will focus on the health and well-being of the student body. (October 5, 2011, Page 4)