News Editor Jonathan Scott’s notion that the L-O-U community is a caring and giving one was only reinforced by recent work that showed 13 pages in the popular FYI section are dedicated to groups who give to the community. He also pointed to fundraisers and events held just in the past week that show local citizens, even in tough times, are ready to help others. (June 24, 2010, Page 4A)
Philip Loria writes to take issue with the feeling that the local drug court is costing citizens; he points out the benefits of the court and urges its support. (June 23, 2010, Page 4A)
Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg admits it – she’s an online game junkie. What’s she’s recently discovered, too, is that there is an uncanny similarity between the online world she plays in and the real one she lives in since there’s an issue about alcohol sales in both. After taking a look at the issue, she wonders if there might be more democracy in her gaming world. (June 10, 2010, Page 4)
Demand for library services may be going up, but the staff of the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library expects to do more with the same amount of funds. Representatives of the library are asking local governments to fund their next year’s budget at the same level they were funded this year. (June 3, 2010, Page 1)
Local physician Dr. Keith Mansel writes about an issue that affects many in Lafayette County – metabolic syndrome. He discusses the problem of abdominal obesity, its characteristics, its potential dangers and treatment. (June 3, 2010, Page 12)
A runoff election won’t be needed in the 1st Congressional District with state Sen. Alan Nunnelee winning the Republican primary Tuesday.
Unofficial results show Nunnelee defeated former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross and Lafayette County native and former Fox News analyst Angela McGlowan. (June 1, 2010, Page 1)
In the first four months of 2010, Lafayette County’s unemployment rate has dropped from 10.3 percent in January to 8.2 percent in April, according to a new jobs report. (May 28, 2010, Page 5A)
Building may not be booming, but it’s far from a bust. Permits for new construction in the city of Oxford have doubled since the first of the year, leading city officials to feel slightly more optimistic about the resurgence in the local economy. (May 26, 2010, Page 1a, 2a)
After 26 years of helping others enjoy the outdoors, Mississippi State University Extension Service County Director Jon Ruscoe will be spending more time with Mother Nature and his own family after he retires at the end of June. (May 26, 2010, Page 1A)
With the Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, it’s almost impossible to avoid mosquitoes, lots of sunshine and barbecues over the next few months.
Taking a few extra steps can keep summer a safe and happy time for all residents. (May 26, 2010, Page 1A)