Oxford firefighters Randy Jones, Braden Theobald and Matt Tatum climbed 110 stories in remembrance of the 343 firefighters that died when the Twin Towers collapsed. The men were participants in the inaugural Nashville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, held at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place building in downtown Nashville, Tenn.
The ordinance has been amended to allow alcohol to be served at Cedar Oaks but the Tourism Council is now also tasked with creating regulations for events at the historic home. The Board of Aldermen approved both actions on Tuesday. (October 6, 2010, Page 2)
Oxford City Schools Superintendent Dr. Kim Stasny writes a guest column explaining the planning principles involved in dealing with growth in the school system. She discusses background, talks about making the best use of current facilities and gives a list of goals that can be accomplished with bond money that must be approved by local citizens later this month. (October 6, 2010, Page 4)
Local physician Dr. Will Dabbs weighs in on the culture of alcohol in the LOU community and how it affects so many. He relates, in a guest column, cases he’s had to deal with in his profession, and says it’s not just a money issue, a moral issue or a religious issue. (October 6, 2010, Page 4)
Kaye Bryant writes to praise the Oxford High School production of “Blood Brothers,” and to urge local residents to check out the drama department’s next offering, while David King writes to tell readers that voting is the most important thing they can do regardless of their feelings if two years has been enough to see change. (October 6, 2010, Page 4)
Polling opened today at 8 a.m. for the University of Mississippi community to choose a new mascot. The polling process runs until Tuesday, with three choices: a land shark, bear and Hotty Toddy. For information on how to vote, visit mascot.olemiss.edu.
The man charged with breaking into several homes and stealing women’s lingerie has been denied bond.
Joseph Paul Lillo, of the Law Hills community in Marshall County, was arrested Sunday and charged with 11 counts of burglary for allegedly breaking into homes in the LOU area since June.
During its regular meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors invoked a burn ban for the county due to dry conditions.
The ban is in effect until Nov. 1, although it could be lifted sooner if conditions improve sufficiently.
After being put on academic watch this year, Lafayette School District is overhauling teaching methods to get scores up for the next round of state testing that begins in March. At each school, new strategies are being implemented to improve test scores and to better track student progress. (October 5, 2010, Page 1, 2)
The Charger, Oxford High School’s newspaper, was named one of 54 finalists in the Newspaper Pacemaker competition. The winner will be announced in Kansas City on Nov. 13. (October 5, 2010, Page 5)