The final high school basketball games at the “old” Oxford High School gym will be Friday night, ending almost five decades of games in the facility. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen quite a few games there, looks back at some of the top coaches, players and teams who competed there. (January 23, 2014, Page 4)
Bob King sold 160 acres to a land development company last year who sold it to Baptist Memorial Health Care to build its new $300 million facility. Part of the deal was they would provide access to the 55 remaining acres he still owns. Recently, he discovered a gate padlocked to his property and is hoping he can work things out to avoid a court battle. (August 28, 2013, Page 2)
Attorneys on both sides of an annexation dispute have 30 days to submit final arguments in writing to Chancery Judge Ed Roberts, who will decide whether the land that Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has selected as the location of its new $300 million replacement hospital will be included in the city limits. (December 19, 2012, Page 2)
The local school system, from nursery school through law school, has been good for many local residents and their families, Andy Phillips writes in a guest column supporting passage of the referendum to raise funds to build a new high school. Phillips points to the quality of education and its draw on outsiders, and says it’s time to support a move to continue that high level available to local residents. (October 13, 2010, Page 4)
From his work as a civil rights activist, who was instrumental in integrating Oxford public schools, to working with felons as a U.S. probation officer, to serving as a Lafayette County Planning Commissioner, Leonard Thompson’s death Monday has been called a major loss for the community as a whole.
Thompson died Monday at about 10:30 a.m. after going into anaphylactic shock when he was stung by a wasp while putting his lawnmower up in his garage at his Highway 334 home. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)