Inez Bonds Parks came home Saturday to celebrate her 100th birthday with more than 100 members of her large family.
Parks, a Lafayette County native, now lives with her daughter, Becky Thomas, in Columbus. But it’s the small community of Philadelphia that she calls home. (November 15, 2010, Page 1A)
Washington Avenue will be closed for about 45 days with some sections open intermittently for the Safe Routes to School project. Sidewalk repair, additional and traffic calming measures will be added to Washington Ave. to create a safer place for kids to walk to school. (November 15, 2010, Page 5A)
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Decorations on display, grocery stores filled with Christmas goodies. And now it is time to prepare for the annual Lion’s Club Christmas Parade. Applications are now available at the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce at 299 W. Jackson Ave. (November 15, 2010, Page 5A)
Collection of shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child begins today. Collectors estimate a goal of 3,500 shoeboxes to be collected for Lafayette County. Boxes should be delivered to the Orchard at 1606 Highway 30 E. For information, call 801-8511. (November 15, 2010, Page 3A)
A new restaurant, The Round Table, opened on the Square recently and is set to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Owned by Griffin Tanner and Jeff Dunham, the site is at the former Ghost Soldier bar but now also includes the upstairs. (November 15, 2010, Page 6A)
Some Oxford EAGLE readers aren’t happy when the paper has “too much” local news and not enough state and national news because The EAGLE is the only paper they subscribe to. Others are bothered because of the amount of Associated Press content because they buy The EAGLE to get local news. Editor Don Whitten tries to give a little insight into the daily decisions made by your community newspaper. (November 15, 2010, Page 4A)
Syl Moorhead writes to take a look back at the 1938 midterm elections and draw parallels with the recent 2010 midterm elections. (November 15, 2010, Page 4A)
The annual Veterans Day ceremony, held at the National Guard Armory Thursday, started off with patriotic music supplied by the Oxford Middle School Band, under the direction of Marsha Morgan, Len Killough and Jared Brownlee.
Jeff Bruce, chaplain of the American Legion Post 55, gave the invocation, and Lloyd Oliphant, president of the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, welcomed the crowd. (November 12, 2010, Page 1A)
Dr. R. Walker Byars and his staff at the Oxford Surgical and Bariatric Clinic are doing more this holiday season than taking care of the health care needs of their patients; they’re also taking care of the needs of The Pantry. (November 12, 2010, Page 3A)
LovePacks started last year as a pilot program at Bramlett Elementary and has quickly grown up to feed about 40 children at all three Oxford elementary schools. (November 12, 2010, Page 1A)