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)
Oxford High School released its third nine weeks honor roll. Students with all A’s are on the principal’s list. Students with A’s and B’s are on the honor roll. (April 13, 2010, Page 7A-8A)
Della Davidson Elementary School took home two top prizes in the Mississippi Destination ImagiNation Tournament held March 27 in Columbus.
The Oxford Eagles — Claire Stevens, Michaela Spillers, Ann Leigh Robbins and Addison Meadows — won the Breaking DI News competition, and the Wild Thangs — Add Kimbrell, Kevin Dao, Sara Caroline Bridgers, Anna Dennis, and Haley Caradine — won the Band Together Competition.
The two teams will represent Mississippi in the Global Destination ImagiNation Finals being held on May 26-29 in Knoxville, Tenn.
- Bramlett Elementary Citizens of the month for April were announced.
- A physics show is on April 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fulton Chapel at the University of Mississippi. For questions, contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 915-7428.
- The Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $1,998,000 in funding for the University of Mississippi.
- The Della Davidson Elementary School library is among the 4,000 libraries selected to receive the We the People “More Perfect Union” Bookshelf.
- Jun Ying of Oxford was named to the dean’s list at Johns Hopkins University.
- Oxford High School Theatre Department will stage “Rumors” Thursday through Saturday.
- Steer Raffle set April 22 for the Lafayette Future Farmers of America.
- Walking Wednesdays continue tomorrow.
- Black Jack School Reunion set for April 24