After seeing gasoline prices higher in several nearby communities and also on the way to and from the Jackson area over the Thanksgiving holiday, Editor Don Whiten wonders if pricing patterns are ahead which will signal lower prices in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (November 28, 2012, Page 4)
Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the 150th anniversary of when the first two volunteer units from the University of Mississippi received their marching orders during the Civil War. (April 22, 2011, Page 2B)
Journalists Elise Jordan and Michael Hasting spoke at the University of Mississippi Thursday evening on their experiences covering the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. (April 15, 2011, Page 10A)
A public meeting held Tuesday, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, laid out MDOT’s 25-year plan on what Mississippi’s transportation needs are now and what they are predicted to be in 2035 as well as how to fund the growing demands with diminishing funding. (March 23, 2011, Page 1)
Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield spends time this week taking us back 150 years ago when a grand parade was held to welcome the Jeff Davis Rifles. (March 11, 2011, Page 3B)
Judge Edwin H. Roberts didn’t spend this morning lounging around enjoying the afterglow of winning the election last night.
He was up, bright and early, picking up his campaign signs.
Roberts won Tuesday’s election and holds onto his chancery court judge seat for another four years. He took 75 percent of the votes in Lafayette County and 69 percent of the votes for all of District 18, which covers five counties. His opponent, Helen Kennedy Robinson, had 31 percent of the votes.
Also retaining his place on the bench was Circuit Court Judge Robert W. Elliott, who won with 57 percent of the vote. Chickasaw attorney John Gregory snagged the seat occupied by retiring Judge Henry Lackey of Calhoun County. He beat out attorneys Tom Levidiotis and Dave Rozier, both of Oxford, with 63 percent of the votes. Court of Appeals Judge Donna Barnes of Tupelo defeated challenger, attorney Kelly Mims, with 53 percent of the vote. (November 3, 2010, Page 1)
L.Q.C. Lamar is known nationally as a congressman, senator, Secretary of the Interior and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, but he is not known for his interest in, and ownership of, farming operations. In 1854, Lamar was living in his home state of Georgia. He had established a law firm in Macon but he did not have any use for his extensive slave holdings. (October 15, 2010, Page 3B)
With a love of flight and 50 acres of property, David Tomlin turned 1,900 feet of his property into a landing strip. It took five years and lots of help to turn dense forest into what has been jokingly dubbed, “Harmontown’s International Airport.” (July 9, 2010, Page 1B)
Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield, in honor of this week’s graduation at the University of Mississippi, takes a look back at the school’s first commencement exercises in 1849, a commencement without any graduates from the new school. (May 7, 2010, Page 2B)
The 72nd Annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage will be held April 16 – 18. The event features the antebellum homes of Holly Springs, including the Davis House at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center. Storytellers, costumed docents, organ recitals in antebellum churches, southern luncheons, guided tours of the historic Hillcrest Cemetery, antique carriage rides and a traditional southern supper in Montrose are also part of the pilgrimage. Cost is $35 per person or $30 for seniors age 65 and older, and $30 for groups of 12 or more. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling (662) 252-2365 or on the day of the tour at the Marshall County Library. For more information, visit /www.visithollysprings.org/pilgrimage.html. (April 10, 2010)