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Monday, March 30, 2015

Abbeville

Sales tax collections continue to climb

The city sales tax collections continue their positive growth which means Oxford could find itself on solid financial ground for the first time since the economic slowdown began in 2008.

For the third month in a row, sales tax collections in Oxford climbed. This month’s report saw a big increase. (April 29, 2010, Page 3)

Abbeville Community meeting

A meeting concerning the Old Gordon Head Start Center, located on Old Highway 7 in Abbeville, now known as The Gordon Cultural and Community Center, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Providence United Methodist Church, located on Hurricane Landing Road. Organizers are asking everyone who attended Abbeville School/Gordon High School from approximately 1950 to 1972 to attend the meeting. (April 14, 2010)

Training underway for climb

Sure, we’re living in the hills of north Mississippi. But when it comes to training to climb one of the tallest mountains in the world, it takes a lot of hills to get there. Abbeville woman Janice Carr is set to climb Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro this fall, both to fulfill a personal goal and to raise money for Angel Ranch. (March 19, 2010, Page 1A)

Is Oxford’s economy rebounding?

It may be, according to a couple of key indicators — namely, the city’s collections on sales tax and on the 2 percent taxes on food-and-beverage purchases and hotel stays. Compared to a year prior, December’s sales-tax collections were up 8 percent and January’s were up 2.6 percent. While collections are still down for the fiscal year, they’re moving in the right direction.

 (March 4, 2010, Page 1)

Yocona in Exile

 (March 2, 2010)

An Abbeville revival

A new city hall and several new businesses are bringing a mini-boom to downtown Abbeville. Yocona in Exile and Abbeville Grill are giving the 450 citizens of the town north of Oxford a place to gather and eat. A $100,000 grant is allowing for a new city hall to be built by May, and in the meantime, city leaders want to continue enticing development. (March 1, 2010, Page 1)

Leaving work’s burdens out in the car

A CONVERSATION WITH… — Recently retired from the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Abbeville native Ricky Roy is now working part-time with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. After 27 years of driving — a good 900,000 miles on the road — he’s settling into a new rhythm and looking towards the future. (February 25, 2010, Page 3)

Abbeville named for former home of settlers from South Carolina

Jack Mayfield continues his series on the history of local communities with a visit to Abbeville. The old McEachin home, destroyed by a tornado in 1929, was the site of Union occupation during the Civil War — and possibly of the first surgical operation performed in north Mississippi. (February 5, 2010, Page 2B)

Volunteer Fire Departments

PHOTO SLIDESHOW — Portraits of Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Departments; a cover photo series for The LafaShopper News. (January 29, 2010)

Times change, values endure

“A CONVERSATION WITH…” — Frankie Logan has lived her entire life in the Abbeville area and says the values she grew up with — about taking care of each other and investing in education — are the same ones she and her neighbors live by today. (January 21, 2010, Page 3)

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