- Oxford High School theater department will stage “Almost, Maine” as the annual Kayla Sue Mize fundraiser this Friday-Sunday.
- Walking Wednesdays continue
- Green innovation forum set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Overby Center
- Lafayette High School class of 1970 will host its 40th class reunion on Memorial Day Weekend
- Robyn Thweatt of Oxford was named to the Northwest Mississippi Community College cheer squad
- The Summer Coin program is taking applications for students aged 14-21 for their summer work program.
- Oxford High School band recently returned from a four-day trip to Washington, D.C.
Alleys behind restaurants on the Square could soon be a bit tidier now that Oxford officials approved a new contract to cut down on grease bins. The board approved a contract with Hide and Tallow Co. of Birmingham, Ala., to supply grease bins for the city. (April 27, 2010, Page 3)
Marquette Vaughn took the top honor as the Oxford School District Parent of the Year. Vaughn moved to Oxford in 2008 with her family after her husband took a job as an assistant football coach for the Ole Miss Rebels football team. She now serves as a temp at Bramlett Elementary but is best known as Clifford the Dog. (April 27, 2010, Page 1-2)
State officials presented Oxford leaders with an unexpected gift of more than half a million dollars in road funds. But the windfall comes with a catch: the city must find a way to spend the dollars by May 28. The Oxford Board of Aldermen met Monday to approve using the funds to add sidewalks on Sisk Avenue and improve sewer issues on Park Drive. (April 27, 2010, Page 1-2)
Despite large crowds on the Square on Saturday, sales at restaurants and bars seemed to have been less than half a typical Double Decker Arts Festival weekend. The drop in business has some Square bar operators wondering whether Double decker should be moved to another time of year, whether more festivals should be added to boost tourism, or whether the solution is Sunday alcohol sales. (April 27, 2010, Page 1-14)
Scott Franklin, 35, was killed Monday night when he lost control of his pickup while traveling on County Road 143 off Old Sardis Road, according to Lafayette County Sheriff’s Investigator Scott Mills. Friends will remember his smile, good sense of humor and big heart. (April 27, 2010, Page 1)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes on those who favor gun control in his weekly column, citing changes in Australia and noting that the U.S. government has taken action to sell its spent shell casings to China rather than Georgia Arms. (April 27, 2010, Page 4)
WATER VALLEY — The Water Valley School Board has accepted a new credit recovery policy in an effort to keep students on pace to ultimately graduate. (April 26, 2010, Page 3A)
The literary group, Oxford Blue Books, started out several years ago as a few local writers and musicians who enjoyed getting together to talk. Now releasing their 9th volume of their publication the Old Blue Book, the group has asked other literary magazines to join them for a reading on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Powerhouse Arts Center. (April 26, 2010, Page 3A)
Despite concerns over the last-minute decision of the organizers of the Double Decker Arts Festival to move most of the annual event to Sunday to avoid stormy weather, the move turned out to be a prudent – and successful – one. Crowds turned out for both the Saturday-evening concert lineup of headliners and Sunday’s all-day attraction of art and food vendors and more live performances. (April 26, 2010, Page 1A)