An Oxford man fell to his death Sunday on Pico de Orizaba, the highest mountain in Mexico and the third highest in North America, officials say.
Charles “Charlie” King, 25, was scaling the Pico de Orizaba, an 18,941-foot dormant stratovolcano that straddles the states of Pueblo and Veracruz, when he fell about 300 feet from a height of about 15,000 feet. (January 8, 2014, Page 2)
It took L.Q.C. Lamar three months to get from Oxford to London in 1862 when he went to serve as a delegate overseas. (January 25, 2013, Page 2B)
Got the party planned? What about the food and refreshments? You know – for this weekend’s holiday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Cinco de Mayo – coming Saturday – and what people do on the holiday that’s beginning to rival St. Patrick’s Day in some areas. (May 4, 2012, Page 4A)
Empty parking spaces are the best sign around here that school’s out, and there have been plenty available around Oxford this week. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at spring break and how many folks are spending their time this week or how they might wrap up things this weekend. (March 17, 2011, Page 4)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes on those who don’t like much about our state, our region or our country, but don’t mind living here. He suggests they live elsewhere and see how well they fare. (May 4, 2010, Page 4)
A few years back, the government decided to try “virtual fences” with radar, cameras and sensors along the border between the United States and Mexico. With illegal immigration becoming a bigger issue with each passing day, Editor Don Whitten wonders if lawmakers ready to swap virtual fences for real ones don’t have a pretty good idea. (April 21, 2010, Page 4)