State Rep. Warner McBride has announced his intent to fill the position of Transportation Commissioner for the Northern District of Mississippi in a special election to be held on January 11. The position was opened after the late Bill Minor, who was elected Transportation Commissioner in 2003, died on Nov. 1. (November 16, 2010, Page 1A)
The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County wants all of the LOU community to come out Wednesday and help celebrate the organizations 40th birthday.
The birthday party will be begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday with a walk around the Square, escorted by the Oxford Police Department. After the walk, everyone is invited to gather on the front lawn of the Lafayette County Courthouse where representatives from the United Way, city of Oxford and Lafayette County will speak briefly before everyone will be invited to share in some birthday cake. (November 16, 2010, Page 3A)
Lafayette County School District adopted the Operation Christmas Child program this year with elementary schools students raising money for the program and Lafayette High School students collecting items for the shoeboxes. To donate, contact Mae Stone at 801-8511. (November 16, 2010, Page 6A)
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Local columnist Jimmy Reed brings to readers the work of one of his Northwest Mississippi Community College students as James McCullar writes about how the human spirit can help us overcome adversity and how we should never give up. (November 16, 2010, Page 4A)
A Water Valley High School graduate was killed late early Sunday morning when his vehicle ran off the road for unknown reasons.
Jeremy Michael Barber, 19, was pronounced dead by Yalobusha County coroner Ronnie Stark just after midnight Sunday on Highway 32 East.
Barber suffered massive trauma during the one-vehicle wreck. It was unknown this morning what caused Barber to lose control of his vehicle. (November 15, 2010, Page 2A)
Folks living in Abbeville who want to buy a bottle of wine to have with dinner, or some brandy to help keep them warm during the long, cold winter nights, will no longer have to drive 12 miles out of their way.
Lafayette County resident Will Matthews and New Albany resident Chandler Rogers have teamed up to open the Riverfront Wine and Spirits package store at 1040 Highway 7 North in Abbeville.
Matthews and Rogers said they chose the location because of its convenience for those citizens living in northern Lafayette County and southern Marshall County.
They received a permit from the Department of Revenue last week that allows them to open the package store in the city limits of Abbeville. (November 15, 2010, Page 1A)
Inez Bonds Parks came home Saturday to celebrate her 100th birthday with more than 100 members of her large family.
Parks, a Lafayette County native, now lives with her daughter, Becky Thomas, in Columbus. But it’s the small community of Philadelphia that she calls home. (November 15, 2010, Page 1A)
Washington Avenue will be closed for about 45 days with some sections open intermittently for the Safe Routes to School project. Sidewalk repair, additional and traffic calming measures will be added to Washington Ave. to create a safer place for kids to walk to school. (November 15, 2010, Page 5A)
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Decorations on display, grocery stores filled with Christmas goodies. And now it is time to prepare for the annual Lion’s Club Christmas Parade. Applications are now available at the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce at 299 W. Jackson Ave. (November 15, 2010, Page 5A)