The LOU Excel by 5 Coalition held a meeting Tuesday to help determine areas of weakness and strengths, as well as ideas on new programs to help prepare children birth through 5 years old for successful school careers. (September 25, 2013, Page 1, 14)
The United Way will be asking the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors on Monday to appoint a representative to sit on a 15-member coalition to determine the community’s needs and resources for early childhood education. (April 1, 2011, Page 1A)
A United Way committee is looking at ways to improve early childhood education in Oxford and Lafayette County. Accessibility to free or affordable preschools for all Lafayette County children is one area the committee is examining.
Dolores Burri knew nothing about her father other than he was a U.S. GI soldier, tall and black and met her mother while in Austria in 1956. More than 50 years later, Burri tracked down her roots to Taylor. Read her story in today’s Eagle. (June 14, 2010, Page 1)
Western Hills neighbors joined with members of the Amos Network Saturday to continue work on a new neighborhood park. The idea has been around for some 25 years, but the partnership between the two groups is finally bringing it to fruition. (January 18, 2010, Page 1)