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)
One traditional sign the economy is rebounding is when builders see more business. More building means an increase in the demand for more wood materials for this construction. The employees at Roseburg Forest Products in Oxford are tickled to be taking more orders for their products. (June 7, 2010, Page 1A)
To borrow a prhase from one of bestselling author John Grisham’s favorite sports, he has hit a home run with his latest book, “Theodore Boone – Kid Lawyer.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the first in what appears to be a series aimed at a new audience for Grisham – readers in the 8 to 14 age group. (June 7, 2010, Page 4A)
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)
After more than a year of on-again, off-again debate on whether to allow some form of alcohol sales in Oxford on Sunday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen on Tuesday voted 6-1 to deny an effort to even test the idea. (June 2, 2010, Page 1)
A new deer-feeding ordinance was approved Tuesday by the Oxford Board of Aldermen which makes the feeding of deer in the city illegal. The adopted ordinance is one of several steps to combat the growing deer population within city limits. All other options are now available for public input by visiting the city of Oxford website. (June 2, 2010, Page 1)
Local restaurant owner John M. Currence writes, in a guest column, that there are two distinct sides appearing unable to give much ground in the debate over allowing the sale of alcohol in Oxford on Sundays, and he suggests that the best way to reach a compromise might be for both sides to take a look at other communities that allow Sunday sales. (June 2, 2010, Page 4)
- Lafayette High School concert, women and madrigal choirs have been invited to the Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York.
- Dongsik Kim will join the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science Class of 2012.
- Wesley Warren Estock and Joshua McCormick were listed on the president’s list at Mississippi College. Elizabeth McCormick was named to the dean’s list.
- Mary Manning Booker graduated with her Associate in Science in Nursing from Excelsior College.
- McKenna Raney received scholarships to attend Hendrix College.
- Felicity Flesher and Jillian Mattern win National Merit scholarships.
- Several locals graduated from Itawamba Community College.
- Sarah Kathryn Gates graduates from Louisiana State University with honors.
- Head Start hosts a multi-cultural week.
- A copy of the federal programs application for both Lafayette and Oxford are available for review in the district offices.
- GED Testing is now being offered by Northwest Mississippi Community College.
The Oxford Electric Department is asking the Oxford Board of Aldermen to approve a $20 million budget for fiscal year 2011 which begins July 1. All other city departments begin the new fiscal year on Oct. 1. (June 1, 2010, Page 1A)
Curious minds might want to know what Oxford police officers are up to, but thanks to a grant, new radios will soon prevent most police chatter from being heard on scanners. (June 1, 2010, Page 2A)