Editor Don Whitten notes how much cancer affects nearly everyone by pointing to his personal dealings with the disease, and then he urges people to get involved with helping their personal causes and concerns as he did last weekend by taking part in a fundraising car wash at Bramlett Elementary School. (April 14, 2010, Page 4A)
John T Edge writes to give a couple or reasons why the community should be working to encourage street food vendors as he urges city officials to reconsider shutting them down. (April 14, 2010, Page 4A)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering a revised sign measure for the Downtown Business District that would limit businesses to one four square feet illuminated sign within a three-foot radius from any exterior window. A public hearing on the proposed change will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday. (April 14, 2010, Page 2A)
Language in neighborhood business zoning that allowed for amusement-type businesses, such as a movie theater or bowling alley, is recommended to be removed by the Planning Commission. The Board of Aldermen will have to vote to remove the language. (April 13, 2010, Page 2A)
Oxford High School released its third nine weeks honor roll. Students with all A’s are on the principal’s list. Students with A’s and B’s are on the honor roll. (April 13, 2010, Page 7A-8A)
Della Davidson Elementary School took home two top prizes in the Mississippi Destination ImagiNation Tournament held March 27 in Columbus.
The Oxford Eagles — Claire Stevens, Michaela Spillers, Ann Leigh Robbins and Addison Meadows — won the Breaking DI News competition, and the Wild Thangs — Add Kimbrell, Kevin Dao, Sara Caroline Bridgers, Anna Dennis, and Haley Caradine — won the Band Together Competition.
The two teams will represent Mississippi in the Global Destination ImagiNation Finals being held on May 26-29 in Knoxville, Tenn.
- Bramlett Elementary Citizens of the month for April were announced.
- A physics show is on April 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fulton Chapel at the University of Mississippi. For questions, contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy at 915-7428.
- The Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded $1,998,000 in funding for the University of Mississippi.
- The Della Davidson Elementary School library is among the 4,000 libraries selected to receive the We the People “More Perfect Union” Bookshelf.
- Jun Ying of Oxford was named to the dean’s list at Johns Hopkins University.
- Oxford High School Theatre Department will stage “Rumors” Thursday through Saturday.
- Steer Raffle set April 22 for the Lafayette Future Farmers of America.
- Walking Wednesdays continue tomorrow.
- Black Jack School Reunion set for April 24
Derald Connell was known to most as just Pete. Some called him Peter Cotton Tail. To his grandchildren, he was Pa Paw.
Mandy Martin has her own names for the 69-year-old Connell, who was beaten to death April 1.
“He was my angel,” she said. “My lifesaver.” (April 13, 2010, Page 1A)
With the help of $100,000 in seed money from the state, a University of Mississippi professor’s dream of launching a new business is about to come to fruition.
Mike Repka, UM chairman and associate professor of pharmaceutrics, was on hand Monday to accept the money from the Mississippi Technology Alliance. The funds will help start Oxford Polymed Corp., a new clinical stage pharmaceutical development company based in Oxford focusing on several drug delivery systems.