Gerald P. Greig writes to urge Mississippians to ask their representatives in Washington to support a Senate Bill that will thank and support financially those who served in the Merchant Marines in World War II. (March 10, 2010, Page 4)
Longtime Oxonian John Morgan recalls many happy stops at The Gin, whose downtown location (that had been closed for several years) burned earlier in the week. Morgan explains what it’s like to be a “Gin person.” (March 10, 2010, Page 4)
The rivalry between the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University is in full swing this month, although this time the two universities won’t be competing for an Egg Bowl trophy. Instead, they will be competing to see who can raise the most money to help cure cancer. This year there will be two Relay for Life events: One for the university on April 9, and a community event is set for April 30. (March 9, 2010, Page 1)
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)
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)
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)
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)