Greg Surbeck writes to say that drug testing welfare recipients is not only unconstitutional, but also wasteful, unfair and unnecessary. (January 24, 2014, Page 4A)
Editor Don Whitten dreamed last week he’d won a share of the $580 million lottery. It was only a dream, but read how Whitten says he might have used his post-tax winnings. (December 3, 2012, Page 4A)
Seven Oxford Fire Department firefighters will be attending the Kansas City 9/11 Memorial Climb this weekend in remembrance of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives when the Twin Towers in NYC burned and collapsed after the terrorist attacks.
Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at a new system designed to make highways safer – barriers in the median that include posts and cable. He looks into the cost and wonders if there might not be better ways to spend money or to make traveling safer. (August 10, 2011, Page 4)
Oxford’s own Bowman Hitchens and Rob Treppendahl, both seniors at Ole Miss, took to the waters of the Mighty Mississippi Tuesday morning to being their journey down the 2,300-mile long, swelled river in hopes to raise money for Interfaith Compassion Ministry. (June 22, 2011, Page 1)
“Are we there yet?” “Is it time yet?” “How much longer?” Remember making, or hearing, those questions? It’s true what they say about time – it flies by when you’re having fun and crawls when you’re waiting on something. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the phenomenon that seems to change as we get older. (June 6, 2011, Page 4)
Generations columnist Steve Stricker remembers making the transition from high school to college. Read about his story in today’s Oxford Living. (January 28, 2011, Page 1B)
With more news coming out about a 12-year-old girl’s free-fall from an amusement park thrill ride in Wisconsin earlier this summer, Editor Don Whitten wonders why so many people choose to strap themselves in for such dangerous-looking rides, much less allow their youngsters to get on or in the ride. (August 20, 2010, Page 4A)