The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit will soon be under new leadership. Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin said the narcotics unit will be headed up by OPD’s Capt. Kevin Stark on a temporary basis until a replacement for former commander Searn Lynch is hired. (March 30, 2010, Page 2)
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Oxford-University Airport $127,358 for the purchase of a new Precision Approach Path Indicator for one of its runways. (March 30, 2010, Page 1)
Oxford children experienced life as an astronaut for a brief while Monday as part of NASA Night at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center. (March 30, 2010, Page 3)
Lafayette Elementary School students had a chance to learn about being “green” during a fun hour of activities outside their school Friday. The Students for a Green Campus, a student-led organization focused on promoting the University of Mississippi Green Initiative, organized a Green Field Day at LES. (March 30, 2010, Page 6)
Oxford High School Charger newspaper student editor Cathy Chen took home the Editor of the Year award and OHS Principal Bill Hovious was named the Administrator of the Year at this year’s Mississippi Scholastic Press Association Awards. The school earned several other honors at the annual event held last week at the University of Mississippi. (March 30, 2010, Page 6)
Local students swept the Regional Science Fair last week at the University of Mississippi, with Della Davidson Elementary taking the Best School in Show award along with 15 awards for individual students. (March 30, 2010, Page 14)
In this week’s Education briefs:
- Lafayette Upper Elementary School honor roll
- Tonya W. Camp graduates Excelsior College
- The Oxford Middle School Choirs traveled to Mississippi College on Thursday for State Choral Festival adjudication.
- Oxford High School student Tri-Thien Che was among 16 outstanding Mississippi high school seniors were honored at a luncheon last week at the Capital Club in Jackson for their academic success and their involvement in their schools and community.
- English instructor Morgan Cutturini of Oxford participated in the Itawamba Community College’s 23rd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day Working for Academic Excellence held recently.
- Adrian Young was named the Mary Cathey Head Start Center employee of the month.
- Eight Lafayette FFA students competed March 12 at the North District FFA Competition held at the Oxford/Lafayette Applied Technology Center.
- Bradley Shields of Oxford is spending the spring semester in Florence, Italy.
- Ole Miss is offering a reading camp to fourth- through sixth-graders in June.
- Monday will be Mississippi Clarinet Day at the University of Mississippi.
A writing assignment columnist Jimmy Reed gave to one of his classes turned into a look inside the creativity of youngsters and the problems that might arise in our court system. (March 30, 2010, Page 4)
People from all over Oxford and Mississippi came together Saturday to fight back in the battle to conquer Multiple Sclerosis with a walk at Lamar Park to raise money for a cure and assist those battling the disease. (March 29, 2010, Page 3A)