Editor Don Whitten suggests a new political-oriented phrase for the times of today: “Politics sends trickle-down taxes to the locals.” He notes that it seems more and more like the taxes and fees are being passed down the line where they still have to be paid if we’re to receive services and benefits. (December 8, 2010, Page 4)
Debbie Cook Hewlett writes to urge members of the community to share in the excitement of the Lafayette High School football team winning a state championship and going 16-0 by helping members of the team raise money for championship rings, while Joanne and Mark Wilkinson congratulate the Ole Miss Theater Department for an outstanding job with “A Christmas Carol.” (December 8, 2010, Page 4)
BREAKING NEWS — The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted 4-3 this evening in support of a resolution that will allow on-premise alcohol sales on certain Sundays, such as those after Ole Miss home football games and those Sundays when a holiday falls them, such as Valentine’s Day. Mayor Pat Patterson has two weeks to decide whether he will veto the resolution. If he does not veto the resolution, the board can take the request to the the state Alcoholic Beverage Control board. (December 7, 2010)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to hold all future negotiations between the city of Oxford, Lafayette County and Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi officials in open, public meetings.
Supervisor Mike Pickens made the motion, claiming recent information released to the public through the media had been inaccurate.
The vote passed unanimously to hold all negotiations with Baptist in an open forum unless advised to do so otherwise by board attorney David O’Donnell. (December 7, 2010, Page 1)
The Oxford Lion’s Club Christmas Parade announced its winners Tuesday morning after Monday evenings cold, yet musical, hour long parade of floats, musical acts and antique cars. (December 7, 2010, Page 1)
This year’s Boys & Girls Club Ultimate Dine Out fundraiser will offer residents a chance to win $2,000 worth of certificates from local restaurants.
All tickets sold in Oxford will be only be eligible to win the Oxford prize package that consists of certificates from about 48 Oxford and Lafayette County restaurants.
Tickets are $10 a piece and are tax deductible. A donation of $100 will give the buyer 15 tickets. The grand prize will be more than $2,000 in dining certificates. Second prize is $1,000 in certificates and third prize is $500 in certificates. (December 7, 2010, Page 2)
Eley Guild Hardy Architects will be the official firm to build the new $31 million Oxford High School after the Oxford School Board approved them on Monday. A more official contract will be approved at the next meeting once fees are negotiated. (December 7, 2010, Page 5)
Oxford Songwriters Association will host a special Troubadour Lounge at 9 tonight at Proud Larry’s to close out the fall season. Among the guest musicians are Jimmy Phillips, Mark Adamec, Kelly Norris, Katie Dintelman, Mark Van Boening, Moon Pie Curtis, David Shirley and Donovan McCain. (December 7, 2010, Page 3)
The Mississippi American Civil Liberties Union and Progressive Women of Lafayette County will present a talk on “Making Mississippi a kinder place” tonight at 5:30 in the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (December 7, 2010, Page 3)
- BES names Citizens of the Month
- Chili for the Soul fundraiser set
- LMS sets exam schedule
- Patterson graduates
- Walking Wednesdays Continues
- OMS Chorus fundraiser underway
- Grants available for school
- Swindoll enters MSU Alumni Association
- Venture Online hosts launch party for UM students
- Lafayette Science Fair Winners