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Lafayette County

Garden Club presents ‘A Standard Flower Show’

Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the 50-plus year history of the Oxford Garden Club as it prepares for an upcoming flower show. (April 9, 2010, Page 3B)

Complacency can cause violent crimes to fester

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg sees a growing sense of apathy and complacency when it comes to violent crimes in the LOU community. She warns this is a dangerous trend and notes that we need to be intolerant of violence and also work to boost support for local law officials. (April 8, 2010, Page 4)

Census questions some households are facing

Have you returned your 2010 Census form? Have you gotten another one? What do you do now? Those are just a few of the questions Editor Don Whitten has after returning his census form – and then getting another one from the government. The local return rate still isn’t impressive, but maybe there’s a reason. (April 7, 2010, Page 4)

Four held in murder

Three men – Willie Anthony Canon, 24; Justin Eugene Montez, 25; and Adam Corey Ferguson, 20 – and one woman – Kasie Lynn Jones, 20 – have been arrested in connection with the Thursday beating death of Derald “Pete” Connell. The men were charged with capital murder and Jones was charted with accessory after the fact of capital murder. (April 6, 2010, Page 1)

County, builder dispute ongoing

The Lafayette County Supervisors were brought up to date at Monday’s meeting in regard to an ongoing dispute between the county and developer James E. Davis in regard to a T-shaped road inside the University Heights subdivision. (April 6, 2010, Page 1)

The Blackjack Connection

Gospel-country pickers are learning from each other as they gather on Mondays for informal jam sessions. Blackjack Connection, named after the host site, was created about 10 years ago by Bobby Phelps and now includes a wide variety of people from the community who gather for music, fun and fellowship. (April 2, 2010, Page 1B)

It’s time to step up and be counted

News Editor Jonathan Scott has filled out – and mailed back – his 2010 Census form and he notes only one change from the census’ sloan of “Take 10.” He’d say “Take Nine” since it didn’t take him but nine minutes. Scott tells us the importance of returning the forms and gives us a look at how well we’re doing locally. (April 1, 2010, Page 4)

Lots happens during Spring Break vacation

Taking off a week for Spring Break isn’t anything new in an education-oriented community. Neither is having lots to catch up on when you return, as Editor Don Whitten found out after spending a week out of town. He discusses things that went on during the previous week, including deaths, weather, sports and local business. (March 22, 2010, Page 4)

Job training helps young adults

The Arbor Education and Training Youth Services program helps 17- to 21-year-olds by providing a two-week intensive training for job search skills and academic remediation. When the training ends, the youth is placed in a 90-hour internship, paid through the program. A new group will begin on Wednesday in Water Valley at the Lawrence Turner Community Center.
For more information, contact Cotton at 234-3231 or by e-mail at noriecotton@arboret.com. More information on the program is also available at www.arboret.com.

 (March 5, 2010, Page 2A)

Letters to the Editor

Clark Hunt was pleased with the turnout at the recent Homeless Task Force meeting, but wants to make sure local government officials and members of the community remain aware of the needs of the Interfaith Compassion Ministry which offers most of the assistance now. (March 5, 2010, Page 4A)

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