With Lafayette County now a federal disaster area, more help is on the way. For those impacted, call 1-800-621-FEMA. (May 2, 2011, Page 1A)
Rob Neely recently began his job as the assistant superintendent of the City of Oxford Electric Department. He had previously been with Elliott and Britt Engineering. (May 2, 2011, Page 5A)
A seven day medical clinic has opened at the site of the former Movie Gallery on University Avenue that focuses on affordable health care. (May 2, 2011, Page 5A)
A meeting for parents in the Oxford School District that have children with identified special needs has been set for Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. (May 2, 2011, Page 3A)
You knew it was big news when a presidential news conference is announced at 9:30 p.m. on a Sunday night. And it was big news – terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan. The reaction across the country and in most of the world has been that of euphoria, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if we are celebrating and partying a bit too much and a bit too soon. (May 2, 2011, Page 4A)
A member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Virginian Nancy Faxon has spent years protecting and promoting the South’s heritage and history.
For the past eight years, she’s worked to preserve and honor soldiers found in a forgotten burial ground by restoring their gravestones and cleaning up the overgrown thicket that grew around the graves. (April 29, 2011, Page 3A)
For those taking part in the Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U. community health initiative, some have lost weight while others say they’ve simply learned to live healthier. The Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U. program came to an end last night, while team members celebrated with a bbq dinner and shared their success stories. (April 29, 2011, Page 1A)
Kenneth Mullin Sr, 55 of Oxford, an employee of the city, was killed in a car accident Thursday afternoon. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of Mullin’s funeral arrangements. (April 29, 2011, Page 2A)
Pine Flat Community began recovery efforts on Thursday while most of the community remained in shock over the damages to the area. Volunteers came to help begin putting together the pieces of their lives. (April 29, 2011, Page 1A)
Several local individuals and organizations are accepting donations to help the Mississippi tornado victims.
Donations are being accepted at the Pine Flat Methodist Church on CR 422 and at Fire Station # 1 in Oxford. Cash donations are accepted on Saturday at the Courthouse Lawn for Red Cross.
Volunteer help is needed in the Pine Flat area also. (April 29, 2011, Page 1A)