Sometimes we need an outsider, a visitor to our community, to remind us how special it is. Loran Smith, who’s held a number of positions at the University of Georgia during a career thats earned him a spot in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, gives us one of those reminders in a guest column he wrote after another delightful visit recently. (February 4, 2011, Page 4A)
OXFORD TOWN – Oxford Town Lifestyles Columnist George Atkins gives tips this week about how to avoid the mid-winter blues as we approach the halfway point of a particularly harsh Mississippi winter. Check out Page 9 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town for Atkins’ always profound and quirky advice (January 27, 2011, Page 9)
Bettye H. Galloway writes to say that she’s paid taxes for years and feels like the Chancery Building parking lot should be available to her and other citizens regardless of whether they’re doing business in the building or not. (January 13, 2011, Page 4)
OXFORD TOWN – Proud Larry’s on the Oxford Square welcomes the Athens, Ga.-based, Betsy Franck and the Bareknuckles Band (recipients of the Flagpole Music Award for Best Country/Southern Rock Band of Athens in 2010) this Saturday night as they tour in support of their latest album “Still Waiting.” Page 7 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has more information and photos of this hard-hitting Southern rock band that’s headed to town tomorrow night. (January 6, 2011, Page 7)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors kicked around ideas on how to alleviate parking problems at the Lafayette County Chancery Building during a meeting on Tuesday. (January 5, 2011, Page 2)
Last weekend included Christmas Open House on the Oxford Square and Black Friday shopping everywhere, while “Cyber Monday” was earlier this week. From the looks of events scheduled for this weekend, you might call it “arts and crafts weekend” around the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. Editor Don Whitten mentions some of the places to visit this weekend and talks about the importance of shopping locally. (December 3, 2010, Page 4A)
Steve Wooten writes an open letter to the mayor and board of aldermen in Oxford to express his concerns about plans to turn a short portion of East Jackson near the Square into a two-lane street. (November 19, 2010, Page 4A)
The Oxford Downtown Council is hosting it’s annual Christmas Open House for Friday, Nov. 26. Many businesses will open at 7 a.m. for early-bird Black Friday shopping. E-mail email@example.com for a list of participating businesses. Music, Santa and his elves, and the famous gift certificate drawing is planned for that evening beginning at 5 p.m. A drawing for over $1,000 of Downtown Council member gift certificates will be held at 8 p.m. in front of the little yellow house. You may enter at Downtown Council businesses throughout the week of Nov. 22-26. You must be present to win. (November 14, 2010)
Sitting on a horse for eight to 10 hours can create a sore situation, even for experienced riders.
An anonymous donor has allowed to Oxford Police Department to buy new, more comfortable saddles for the members of OPD’s Mounted Patrol. (November 12, 2010, Page 1A)
United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County invites the citizens of Oxford-Lafayette County to a celebration of United Way’s 40 years of helping the community care for one another. Donors, sponsors, volunteers, beneficiaries, agencies, friends and everyone else is invited to come to the Square at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 17 for birthday cake, balloons, parade around the Square, and brief comments by city, county, university and United Way officials.
Come celebrate our community, the volunteers who make United Way possible and United Way for meeting community needs in the areas of education, health and income for 40 years. (In case of rain, the birthday party will be held at the Powerhouse, 413 S. 13th St. at 3:30 p.m.). (November 10, 2010)