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Wildfires catch on

Since Thursday, Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Chief Larry McKinney has lost count on the exact numbers of brush, wood and tree fires in the county.
“It was around 10 to 15 fires we responded to through Sunday,” McKinney said. They’ve been common lately thanks to dry leaves and dead grass as people burn off brush piles. (March 9, 2010, Page 1)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Fred Brown questions why state legislators and government officials hire state biologists and then don’t seem to always follow their advice when it comes to hunting laws and guidelines, while Edwin C. LeGrand III urges Mississippians to find out more about individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities during March which is IDD Month. (March 9, 2010, Page 4)

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      Like, Whatever

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed, who teaches composition and literature classes, has seen a wide variety of answers to questions, particularly bonus questions, on exams. Reed gives a few examples of some of the unusual and entertaining prose his students have offered recently. (March 9, 2010, Page 4)

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        Regents hires academic dean

        Regents School of Oxford has hired a consultant to help improve its academic curriculum. James Daniels, director of academic consulting with Classical School Foundation in Midlothian, Va., has been hired as academic dean for the 2010-11 school year. (March 9, 2010, Page 7)

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          Education briefs

          Items in this week’s Education Briefs include:
          - Lafayette County High School was named as a Value Added School in Mississippi
          - Oxford High School senior Cathy Chen won the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement, a $2,000 award.
          - Three students from Oxford were recognized for outstanding academic achievement at Rust College in Holly Springs for the fall semester. Aminah Farrakhan-Muhammad was named to the president’s list. Johnathan M. Parker was named to the dean’s list. Rickey F. Lawson was named to the honor roll.

           (March 9, 2010, Page 6 and 7)

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            OUS science fair winners

            OUS Science Fair winners
            The Oxford University School recently held its annual science fair. Overall best of class winners are Catherine Field for class 1, Elisha Evans, class II, and best of fair Paschal Wilson. For a complete list of winners, see Page 6 of The Oxford EAGLE’s Education section.

             (March 9, 2010, Page 6)

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              ATV wreck leaves two clinging to life

              A Friday afternoon wreck involving an all-terrain vehicle has left a father and his teenage daughter fighting for their lives.
              The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene on County Road 309 at about 1:30 p.m., on Friday. The father and daughter, from Wisconsin, where visiting family to attend a funeral on the weekend. (March 8, 2010, Page 1A)

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                New deli offers taste of New York

                A little slice of New York just arrived to the Oxford Square thanks to David and Misti Skutnik. Fotino’s Deli, now located on South Lamar, is quickly becoming a popular lunch stop since it opened on February 15. (March 8, 2010, Page 5a)

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                  OHS Theater is best in show

                  Although they hadn’t competed at the regional level since 1980, Oxford High School took home top honors of Best in Show at this weekend’s Southeast Regional Theatre Competition in Lexington, KY. (March 8, 2010, Page 1A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Pantry Publicist Barbara Smith thanks all of the individuals, businesses and community-minded groups who helped make the annual Empty Bowls fundraiser a big success. (March 8, 2010, Page 4A)

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