Darlene Easson writes to tell a story about campaign signs that she’s witnessed in the community, while Joan Lunsford wrote to encourage parents and students to talk about how to handle the dangers of drinking and driving during prom and graduation season. (May 19, 2010, Page 4)
Despite continued budget cuts from the state last year, the Oxford School District has put together a budget for the coming school year that calls for no job cuts. The district also does not intend to raise taxes. (May 18, 2010, Page 1, 3)
A fifth suspect in the beating death of Lafayette County resident Derald “Pete” Connell has been arrested and charged with his murder.
Douglas Wayne Jones, 21, of Oxford was picked up by U.S. Marshals in Lousiana on Monday afternoon. (May 18, 2010, Page 1)
Plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law freezing the number of representatives in the U.S. House will be able to argue their case before three U.S. federal judges in Oxford later this month. (May 18, 2010, Page 2)
Local photographer Milly Moorhead West takes a look at what could be slipping away with the current disaster off the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts in a guest column, and wonders when we will all realize that we’re all guilty in some form or fashion and we all can also be a part of the solution. (May 18, 2010, Page 4)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at his days in education, nothing differences and similarities with community college students through the years. One thing he’s noticed – most students are still intent on earning their grades and disproving the claim that education is America’s Achilleges’ heel. (May 18, 2010, Page 4)
Several homes were flooded after a thunderstorm Sunday evening brought 2 to 3 inches of rain to the Oxford area within an hour and more than 6 inches in a three-hour period. (May 17, 2010, Page 1A, 3A)
With President Barack Obama’s federal disaster declaration for several north Mississippi counties on Friday, disaster assistance is now available for those who suffered damages or losses due to the severe weather and tornado outbreak on May 2 that left six dead, including an Abbeville woman. (May 17, 2010, Page 1A)
With the approval of its reorganization plan, Belk Properties LLC can now partner with an investment company to help finish Phase 1 of the Vieux Carré project, located on the corner of North Lamar Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue on the Square. (May 17, 2010, Page 1A)
During a memorial service Friday, representatives from local law enforcement agencies reported no police officers had died in the line of duty in 2009 in the community.
Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Anthony Granderson, unfortunately, could not do the same.
“Master Sgt. Steve Hood died in the line of duty on May 29, 2009, during a high speed chase,” Granderson reported. (May 17, 2010, Page 8A)