Several members of the community have not only admitted the reality that homeless and needy persons do, in fact, live in Lafayette County, they have chosen to do something about it. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)
With Tax Day almost behind us, Editor Don Whitten says it’s time to start turning our attention to less stressful and more enjoyable times. He suggests events coming up locally the next three weeks – Red-Blue Spring Game at Ole Miss, Double Decker Arts Festival, Relay for Life – and other ideas of what to get involved with. (April 15, 2010, Page 4)
Patti C. Harris writes to take issue with a recent column by Don Whitten, and urges readers to take action on their own to know and protect their rights. (April 15, 2010, Page 4)
Once the rumor the University of Mississippi might start charging rent for people to set up tents in the Grove on game days hit the social networking scene, it spread like wildfire.
On Tuesday, the university’s Game Day Committee extinguished that fire when it unanimously voted not to charge fees for tailgating during the upcoming 2010 Rebel football season. (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)
Skipping school or being tardy too often next year will come with some very real consequences if a new policy is approved by the Oxford School Board. A compulsory school attendance policy that follows state law will be voted on as soon as April 29. (April 14, 2010, Page 1A)
Before racial divides can be torn down, people need to come together and simply listen to the each other, to understand how others feel, think and learn how experiences have shaped their lives. That’s why about 25 Oxford-area residents took part in a recent retreat designed to open dialogue between the races.
Editor Don Whitten notes how much cancer affects nearly everyone by pointing to his personal dealings with the disease, and then he urges people to get involved with helping their personal causes and concerns as he did last weekend by taking part in a fundraising car wash at Bramlett Elementary School. (April 14, 2010, Page 4A)
John T Edge writes to give a couple or reasons why the community should be working to encourage street food vendors as he urges city officials to reconsider shutting them down. (April 14, 2010, Page 4A)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering a revised sign measure for the Downtown Business District that would limit businesses to one four square feet illuminated sign within a three-foot radius from any exterior window. A public hearing on the proposed change will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday. (April 14, 2010, Page 2A)
Language in neighborhood business zoning that allowed for amusement-type businesses, such as a movie theater or bowling alley, is recommended to be removed by the Planning Commission. The Board of Aldermen will have to vote to remove the language. (April 13, 2010, Page 2A)