The Rebel Trade Group will be holding a kick-off meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. The new group works to facilitate barter or trade between its members/owners. (August 8, 2014, Page 3A)
Remember those first days of school? Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks remembers his first day vividly — and explains why it’s stuck with him as he compares school and work.
Gene Hays writes to pass along his good memories of former President Richard Nixon and his involvement with ending the Vietnam War and bringing the troops home as well as a personal contact from Nixon after he had retired. (August 8, 2014, Page 4A)
Community mourns the loss of a brave young man who recently lost his fight against cancer.
Sales tax collection jump by 5.5 percent in Oxford showing strong economic growth for the area in the last 12 months. (August 7, 2014, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a local man for taking advantage of an elderly woman by charging her almost $8K for a plumbing job that took four hours to complete. (August 7, 2014, Page 2)
A Lafayette county citizen brought to attention his private road that is being ransacked with those following GPS routes or avoiding roadblocks at the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday. The county agreed to help with more signs on the road. (August 7, 2014, Page 1)
Climate change will affect women more than men. Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a closer look at that contention as he wonders about the uninformed and informed debating the issue. (August 7, 2014, Page 4)
What most of us know about the presidency of Richard M. Nixon we learned from “All the President’s Men” and David Frost’s interview with Nixon. Editor Don Whitten notes there’s more coming out on the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, this time in the form of interviews between Nixon and a former aide. (August 6, 2014, Page 4)
David Smith writes to discuss the local litter problem, noting that citizens must change their attitude about litter and cleaning it up in order to properly deal with the issue. (August 6, 2014, Page 4)