To mark Flag Day today, guest columnist Clarence Hill of the American Legion writes about protecting our flag and making it the important symbol it has been for years. (June 14, 2010, Page 4)
Chef John Currence was awarded the 2010 Restaurateur of the Year by the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association during an awards ceremony Monday.
The association accepted open nominations from operators throughout the state. The list of restaurateurs was reduced to a group of six finalists, including Currence. (June 11, 2010, Page 1A)
One of the most distinguished graduates of the University of Mississippi was also a resident of Oxford.
Although Stark Young was born in Como, he would later move with his family to Oxford. Young was born in 1881 and in 1890 his mother died. A few years later, his father, also a graduate of Ole Miss, would remarry and move to Oxford. (June 11, 2010, Page 3B)
Although it still needs to be approved by the appropriate local review boards, plans for a new Hampton Inn East hotel were announced Thursday at the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce Dinner. (June 11, 2010, Page 1A, 3A)
Hollis Crowder was named Citizen of the Year at Thursday’s Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce dinner. Crowder, in only three years in Oxford, has become renowned for his generosity and volunteerism. Sam Haskell served as the guest speaker. (June 11, 2010, Page 1a, 3a)
Although the project was initially approved by local review boards in March, the owners of the new Checkers restaurant slated to open later this year on the corner of University and South Lamar Boulevard are tweaking their plans for the fast-food business. The changes include a new retail component and a 15-foot setback from the road. (June 11, 2010, Page 3A)
Alexe van Beuren got tired of driving to Oxford from Water Valley whenever she ran out of her favorite milk from the Brown Family Dairy or some home-grown produce.
To rectify the situation she took matters into her own hands and opened her own grocery store. (June 11, 2010, Page 1B)
It’s taken a little help from some readers, but Editor Don Whitten has learned about some interesting features of the newspaper’s new e-edition. He writes about some of them, including a “reader” for stories and being able to translate stories into different languages. (June 11, 2010, Page 4A)
The Oxford University Transit Commission approved a third bus for the green route and extended hours for several of the lines beginning this fall. During the summer, routes have been slowed down or discontinued to account for the lower ridership. (June 10, 2010, Page 1)
Neil Burton, a gifted-student teacher at Oxford Middle School, was one of several teachers who participated in the Mississippi Council on Economic Education’s Master Teacher of Economics program where teachers learn ways to bring lessons about financial responsibility, the economy and entrepreneur endeavors into the classrooms. (June 10, 2010, Page 1)