Have you ever wanted to open your own business, but needed marketing, financial and location advice to do so? The Oxford Enterprise Center has an answer for you. (April 19, 2015, Page 5A)
The Lafayette Middle School Student Council, which provides an opportunity for students to cultivate leadership and service skills, was recently recognized for its exemplary leadership, service and activities by receiving the National Gold Council of Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Councils. (April 19, 2015, Page 4C)
Reserve officers can provide help to police departments during large events. They can become heroes and in some cases, criminals. Locally, police officials praise the work of their part-time officers. (April 19, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)
Pro golfer Jordan Spieth’s masterful performance in winning the Masters brought back memories of a visit with special friends and family for Publisher Tim Phillips as well as an awareness that there are some special pro athletes out there. (April 19, 2015, Page 4A)
Sometimes we in the LOU community take for granted how much the U means to the L and O. A visit by a university professor and some of his students to a couple of classes at Oxford Elementary School last week show how much the two can benefit from one another. (April 19, 2015, Page 4A)
William A. Frohn writes to say opposition to Jimmy Reed’s column is coming from those who are opposed to his conservative views and he urges Reed to continue with his articles. (April 19, 2015, Page 4A)
The Oxford Police Department announced they have arrested two students for making threats against the staff and students at Oxford Middle School.
On Friday, A Youth Court judge signed an order of detention for the crime of conspiracy to commit murder. That same day two juveniles were picked up from their homes and transported to Alcorn County Juvenile Detention Center in Corinth.
(April 18, 2015)
It’s good news to hear from the Mississippi Department of Education that 78 literacy coaches have been added for schools around the state. It would be great news if we could hear that every elementary school had its needs met with these reading coaches as well as with helpful teacher assistants. (April 17, 2015, Page 4A)
Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at computer use by students in schools and suggests that more evaluation is needed about how much it helps and how it affects students’ learning. (April 17, 2015, Page 4A)