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Dean Faulkner Wells dies at 75

Dean Faulkner Wells, 75, a writer and editor, died Wednesday afternoon at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford surrounded by family and close friends. She had been placed on life support after suffering a stroke.

The niece of Nobel-prize winning author William Faulkner, Wells was the last surviving member of the children of William Faulkner and his siblings.

(more…) (July 27, 2011)

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    Domestic Violence Project closed

    Officials representing the Oxford Domestic Violence Project agreed to shut down operations for good in a signed consent form filed with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office on July 7. (July 27, 2011, Page 1A, 2A)

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      Parents share opinions on OSD

      The annual parent survey results showed most areas are satisfactory but the cafeterias need improvement across the board at Oxford School District. (July 27, 2011, Page 2A)

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        Tax revenues increase

        Sales and 2 percent tax collections were up in July as was the hotel-motel tax. (July 27, 2011, Page 1A, 2a)

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          Lots of ‘summer reading’ going on these days

          Notice more folks around the book stores and library? How about fewer youngsters outside? Many of them, Editor Don Whitten suspects, are working on summer reading lists and projects as the days count down until the beginning of school. (July 27, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Julie and Geoffrey Yoste write to give their reasons for supporting Billy Hewes for lieutenant governor in next week’s Republican primary. (July 27, 2011, Page 4A)

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              SWM to expand in Oxford

              SWM took a hard hit in April when straight-line winds almost destroyed the plant in the Lafayette County Industrial Park. However, the uniform-making industry is not only rebuilding but expanding its Oxford location which could lead to more jobs for area residents. (July 26, 2011, Page 1)

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                UM Fans ready for 15 minutes of fame

                More than 50 Rebel fans auditioned on Monday for a new commercial that will air on ESPN. The commercial will be shot in Oxford on Monday and Tuesday on campus and on the Square. (July 26, 2011, Page 1)

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                  Education briefs

                  • City school bus route list
                  • Howington gets scholarship
                  • Back to School set for Aug. 3
                  • Head Start registration next month
                  • Building trades teacher sought
                  • NWCC awards
                  • Backpack blessing on Snday
                  • Registration open for museum art classes
                  • UM Honor roll
                  • Stuff the Bus set this week

                   (July 26, 2011, Page 6)

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                    School districts preparing

                    The new common core standards won’t be in place until this year’s kindergartners are in third grade but teachers and administration are preparing now for the transition. (July 26, 2011, Page 6)

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