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Conservation

Local columnist T.J. Ray remembers hard times growing up, and looks at how times and people have changed as things got better. Now, he write, we’ve become a people who seem to have a hard time conserving anything. (July 30, 2010, Page 4A)

Building a solid foundation

A United Way committee is looking at ways to improve early childhood education in Oxford and Lafayette County. Accessibility to free or affordable preschools for all Lafayette County children is one area the committee is examining.

 (July 29, 2010, Page 1)

IRS cracks down on charities

Close to 50 charities in the community are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status if they don’t file tax returns by Oct. 15, according to the Internal Revenue Service. (July 28, 2010, Page 1)

Getting smart by going green

Whatever a business may do to go green, the members of the new Smart Business Alliance are available to provide encouragement and assistance. The inaugural meeting of the Smart Business Alliance on Tuesday had members discussing a variety of ideas on how to better organize and inform the community. (July 28, 2010, Page 1)

Who cooks your barbecue ribs?

Editor Don Whitten notes that there are more and more local and regional barbecue joints and restaurants, sparking a trip back in time to when there weren’t very many options outside of those cooked at home. Who’s your favorite – the Rendezvous, Corky’s, Dreamland or any of several top-notch local barbecue specialists? (July 28, 2010, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Charles L. Ray writes to ask about profits sheets and balance sheets on the OUT bus system serving Oxford and the University of Mississippi, while members of the Lovelady family write to thank all of those involved with the “Preacher” Lovelady benefit golf tournament held recently. (July 28, 2010, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

William A “Bill” Frohn writes to urge local officials to consider tranquilizer guns and darts to take down deer temporarily and make it easier and safer to remove them, while Carolyn Ross gives readers some thoughts to ponder as the midterm elections draw near. (July 26, 2010, Page 4)

Jobless rate inches up

Just as the temperatures climb in Oxford every summer, so, too, do the numbers of unemployed. As it seems to do nearly every June, the unemployment rate in Lafayette County inched up. The jobless rate climbed from 9.6 percent in May to 9.9 percent in June. (July 23, 2010, Page 5A)

Tourism Council proposes $100K cut

The sluggish economy still has its grip on Oxford tourism. With revenues down this year, the Oxford Tourism Council is planning to cut the 2011 budget by $100,000. Director of Tourism Mary-Kathryn Millner said, “we are being cautious and presenting a budget that is more legitimate as opposed to wishful thinking.” (July 22, 2010, Page 5A)

Pen pals meet through band trip

After being pen pals for half a century, Joan Willson of Oxford and Lynette May of Australia finally had the chance to meet one another in person when Willson travel to the Land Down Under with the Mississippi Lions All-State Band. (July 22, 2010, Page 2A)

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