A lot of work was done behind the scenes over the last few months on “Project Duke,” which helped bring Olin Corp.’s Winchester Centerfire Operations and 1,000 jobs to Oxford and Lafayette County. Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at some of the players in the relocation and expansion project who helped make it happen. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)
American Legion national commander Jimmie L. Foster writes a guest column to give thanks for veterans who have served our country, and to explain who we celebrate Veterans Day for. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)
Robyn Tannehill and Helen Phillips write to thank all of the people in the community that supported the recent Oxford school bond issue, and to note that voting Yes on the issue was the right thing to do even in light of recent information about other funding and the overall capital improvement project. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)
Shirley Perry had the sort of job where you were forbidden to keep a diary. But one day, as she was cleaning out an old chest in her Boston home, she happened across a stash of letters she’d written back home to her parents. (November 9, 2010, Page 1)
Several Veterans Day events are planned in the community to honor those who served their country. Read about these events in today’s Oxford EAGLE.
- Lafayette to host Veteran’s Day assembly
- OUS To host Veteran’s Day assembly
- OMS Choir sets fall concert
- More LMS honor roll students named
- Clay receives grant to champion creativity
- Walking Wednesdays continue
- Della Davidson book fair set this week
- GED testing set at NWCC
- NWCC ACT workshop set
- Chandler inducted into Alpha Chi honor society
- OHS to stage ‘She Stoops to Conquer’
- LHS students help green district
- LHS academic team recently competed in the Miss Academic Competition
- OMS releases honor rolls
Eighteen Oxford School District students, in grades third through eighth, were honored during Monday night’s regular School Board meeting for obtaining the highest possible scores on the math section of the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2.
One student, Christi Forgette, achieved the highest possible score on the language arts portion of the test. She was in sixth grade at Oxford Middle School when she took the test in May.
Thirteen of the students attend Della Davidson, four are from Oxford Middle School and three are from Oxford Elementary. (November 9, 2010, Page 2)
Efforts to reach a compromise on how many trees should be placed in the Oxford East Shopping Center were thwarted on Monday when the Planning Commission turned down the owner’s request for a variance. The owners had requested to plant 18 trees instead of 60 due to economic hardship. (November 9, 2010, Page 1)
Local students have a chance to help write a novel this year as the Lafayette Oxford Public Library and Yoknapatawpha Arts Council have teamed up to have a community-wide collaborative story.
Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some humorous questions and comments grandchildren give to grandparents. (November 9, 2010, Page 4)