Lots of projects – Olin Corp.’s Centerfire plant, the new Oxford High School and talks about the sale of the hospital – got rolling in the first quarter of 2011, but there was one ball that really got rolling as more than a foot of snow fell in two separate storms the first two months of the year. Take a look back at January, February and March’s events in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (December 27, 2011, Page 1)
Brad Mayo resigned his Ward 6 Alderman seat on Tuesday after obtaining a position with
the state House of Representatives. A special election will be held Feb. 14. (December 21, 2011, Page 1)
After struggling financially for the past couple of years, the Oxford Conference Center is ending 2011 with a 32 percent increase in revenue, according to director Hollis Green. (December 7, 2011, Page 1)
During a special meeting of the Oxford Board of Aldermen Monday, the board agreed to send a letter to three Square restaurants informing them that they need to either build a second exit or keep their capacity down to 49 or face sanctions for violating state fire codes. (December 7, 2011, Page 2)
City officials agreed to hold off on the idea to build a pavilion for a new farmers’ market near the old National Guard Armory on University Avenue after Mid-Town Farmers’ Market board members and aldermen expressed concerns at a work session Monday afternoon. (December 6, 2011, Page 1)
BLOG: Introductory press conferences that are open to the public are meant to be full of rah-rah, feel-good speak.
Hugh Freeze‘s press conference at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts today had plenty of that.
(more…) (December 5, 2011)
Christmas trees are often the centerpiece in holiday displays, and Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the options available to those who have yet to pick out, or get down, their tree. (December 2, 2011, Page 4A)
The Oxford Downtown Council is hoping to kick off Christmas with some old and new traditions this year, including Oxford’s first official Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday. (November 24, 2011, Page 1A)
When Sarah Carey brought her dog Harrison to see Dr. Jennifer Stobbe after he was shot at close range with a handgun, she didn’t know how much she and the veterinarian had in common. Stobbe’s cat, Spencer had just been shot with a pellet gun. Both women are looking for answers and are hoping to stop the cruelty. (November 16, 2011, Page 1)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Abruscato spoke of three common beliefs most veterans share during the annual Veteran’s Day celebration Friday — honor to have served; sacrifice for a nation and its people and pride in doing their part. (November 14, 2011, Page 1A)