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Letters to the Editor

Local pastor Chet Bush writes in support of respecting women, relating a story from his past that helped solidify his position. (May 7, 2010, Page 4A)

First UM commencement didn’t have graduating class

Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield, in honor of this week’s graduation at the University of Mississippi, takes a look back at the school’s first commencement exercises in 1849, a commencement without any graduates from the new school. (May 7, 2010, Page 2B)

Nurses reflect on careers

Local members of the Mississippi Nurses Association took a moment Wednesday reflect on their careers as part of the annual celebration of National Nurse’s Week. (May 6, 2010, Page 1)

Oxford, UM honored for green efforts

The City of Oxford and the University of Mississippi were honored at the Keep Mississippi Beautiful Awards ceremony by winning the Circle of Excellence Award. The city also won first place for its recycling program. (May 6, 2010, Page 2)

Letter to the Editor

Jaby Denton writes to comment on the Oxford School District building a softball facility for some $600,000 while the money might have been spent on classrooms. (May 6, 2010, Page 4)

Asian doctor returns to Mississippi roots

Dr. Son Lam, the son of Chinese shop owners in Saigon, came to the United States as a little boy when his family was sponsored by Tate Street Baptist Church in Corinth. Today, he practices with Oxford Nephrology Associates. Lucy Schultze visits with Lam in this week’s “A Conversation With …” (May 6, 2010, Page 3)

Historic building’s fate uncertain

A vote on whether to remove a historic building at 1006 Jefferson Ave. (which last served as the location for Andy’s Steakhouse) was delayed Monday after the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission determined it needed more information. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

OUS to offer transitional first grade

Oxford University School will be the first in the community to offer a transitional first-grade class for the 2010-2011 school year. The transition year, popular in many places, is for students whose birthdays fall near the school registration deadline and who may not have the emotional maturity to transition into a full-scale first-grade program. (May 4, 2010, Page 7)

Celebrating Jacob Thompson’s 200th birthday

Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a look at the accomplishments of one of Oxford’s most distinguished citizens, Jacob Thompson as the University Museum, the city of Oxford and the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation gets set to celebrate Thompson’s birthday with a special event on May 11. (April 30, 2010, Page 2B)

Sales tax collections continue to climb

The city sales tax collections continue their positive growth which means Oxford could find itself on solid financial ground for the first time since the economic slowdown began in 2008.

For the third month in a row, sales tax collections in Oxford climbed. This month’s report saw a big increase. (April 29, 2010, Page 3)

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