What do you remember most about the summer of 2010 as it officially ends this week? World Cup soccer? The Gulf oil spill? Sunday sales of alcohol? Or the heat? Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at a season that’s seemed very long and very tough to deal with. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)
David Heckel writes about the large turnout and successful USTA Mixed Doubles state championships held in Oxford recently, and points out that the effort to expand the local tennis facilities can help the local economy. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)
Deborah Marion is hoping to raise $100,000 to offer as an award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing her son, Lafayette County native Lorenzen Wright.
Wright, 34, was last seen by family members July 19; three days later he was reported missing. Wright’s body was found July 28 in a wooded area just outside Memphis. His death was ruled a homicide by gunshot wounds. (September 21, 2010, Page 1)
A red carpet was rolled out guiding fathers and daughters into Chick-fil-A between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Monday during the Daddy Daughter Date Night event.
Dads and daughters sat in a specially marked-off area of the restaurant that was covered in balloons. Daughters were each given a red rose.
Place mats with conversation starters for the dads were at each table with suggestions like “Tell a favorite childhood memory of yours; Share how your daughter is like her mom; Say what you love about your wife; Share a dream you have for your daughter.” (September 21, 2010, Page 1)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about “disappearing insurance,” a valuable lesson he was taught as a youngster by Jaybird, a beloved black man who worked with his father. (September 21, 2010, Page 4)
Charles E. Treas writes about how restaurants could help local patrons who leave their credit cards behind by just taking a few minutes of their time, John McKendree writes to tell that Jimmy Nail won the Rolling Thunder rifle giveaway and John Arrechea’s letter explained a bit about the decision to take down a tree at the historic Lafayette County courthouse. (September 21, 2010, Page 4)
- Lafayette Middle school class builds future
- Ashley White attends leadership program
- Society of Professional Journalists win award
- Meredith Cade Lesley receives scholarship
- Americorps meeting set for Oct. 5
- GED testing offered at NWCC
- Oxford band boosters meet tonight
- Lafayette Springs School Reunion set Oct. 2
Eleven local students, with nine of them from Oxford High School, were among the 16,000 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program this year. (September 21, 2010, Page 5)
Phase two of the Pathways Commission project is still postponed while waiting on MDOT to make final approval of changes to help cut down on costs. Meanwhile, the safe routes for schools project which includes adding sidewalks, repairing sidewalks and adding a median and raised crosswalk near Oxford Middle School is set to begin this week. (September 21, 2010, Page 1)
Army ROTC cadet Gabriel Weiss achieved what fewer than 50 cadets a year achieve when he was awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement this summer.
The award is one of the highest awards that can be given to a ROTC cadet. (September 20, 2010, Page 3A)