Monday’s Business Page Briefs:
– Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are set for Hill Country Landscaping on Thursday afternoon and Ya Ya’s Frozen Yogurt on Friday morning.
– Linda Johnson has been chosen as March Employee of the Month for North Mississippi Medical Clinics.
– Kimberly Nicole Morgan was named as a recipient of the Mississippi Trailblazers “Inspire” Award.
– An informational parent meeting is set for Tuesday at 5:30 at the Deborah Kay School of Dance. (April 12, 2010, Page 6A)
Although the city has zero transient vendor permits on file, concern for the future has new rules proposed to cut down on requests. A public hearing on proposed changes to transient vendor rules was held Tuesday, and is scheduled to be voted on April 20. (April 9, 2010, Page 1A)
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)
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)
Memphis-based musician and singer-songwriter Grace Askew descends upon Oxford Friday, April 9, with nothing but her guitars and a set list. The sultry folk singer is set to play an all-acoustic, happy hour set at Parrish’s. (April 8, 2010, Page 11)
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)
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)
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)
Jason T. Plunk writes to commend the Oxford Police Department horseback unit for its recent work around the Square, Lena L. Ward and Ellawee Ivy suggest that Gov. Haley Barbour pay for a lawsuit against the Health Care bill, and Randy Yates writes that we should consider naming some of our local streets after local authors. (March 31, 2010, Page 2)
A chance to advance to New York for the National Invitation Tournament Final Four is the prize that awaits the winner of tonight’s quarterfinal game between the Ole Miss Rebels and Texas Tech. The No. 2 seed Rebels will meet the No. 5 seed Red Raiders tonight at 6 at C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum in a game that will be shown live on ESPN. (March 23, 2010, Page 6)