When a $1.27 trillion funding bill was killed earlier this month by Republicans trying to rein in spending, Oxford lost $2.8 million it was expecting to get to renovate its aging historic City Hall. Some local transit projects and University of Mississippi initiatives also saw their funding cut as a result of this effort to bring federal spending under control. (December 28, 2010, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its annual meeting tonight at the Oxford Conference Center. Registration for the event starts at 6.
Tickets to attend the event are $10 per person, with dinner being served by Taylor Grocery at 6:30 and keynote speaker U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran taking the podium at 7. (October 28, 2010, Page 5)
Former Pontotoc High School and Ole Miss football standout Jim Weatherly, who followed his gridiron career with even more success as a singer and songwriter, will be honored with “Jim Weatherly Day” this weekend in his hometown of Pontotoc. Editor Don Whitten, a longtime Weatherly fan, tells why. (August 4, 2010, Page 4)
Olivia Estes’ favorite subject in school is Greek mythology — where demi-gods and mythical creatures can fly, breathe fire and pull the lighting from the sky. They have great strength and powers, although, they also all have one great weakness.
While some may say having type 1 diabetes might be Olivia’s weakness, they obviously haven’t met the precocious 8-year-old. (April 9, 2010, Page 1A)
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Oxford-University Airport $127,358 for the purchase of a new Precision Approach Path Indicator for one of its runways. (March 30, 2010, Page 1)
A CONVERSATION WITH… — Donna Ruth Roberts is one of the most beloved volunteers and sponsors for the annual Oxford Film Festival, which opens today with a welcome party at her historic home. The independent filmmakers she befriends find it novel that a woman of her generation and political leanings — she’s an active local Republican leader — can so enjoy their craft and their company. (February 4, 2010, Page 3)
Old Taylor Road roundabouts, a new fire station and community multipurpose building are a few of the capital items and improvements local government officials will discuss with the LOU area congressional representatives next month during a trip to Washington DC. (January 12, 2010, Page 1)