Burns United Methodist Church member Barbara Wortham offers free GED test preparation for anyone in the community on Tuesday’s and Thursday evenings. She plans to expand hours during the summer. (May 16, 2014, Page 1A)
Four local churches will meet this weekend in the Grove for fellowship and great fun while bridging racial gaps in the church community. (September 7, 2012, Page 5B)
The Burns United Methodist Church will host a taste-testing on Saturday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for the new Mid-America Foods food-assistance program. (November 2, 2011, Page 10)
From his work as a civil rights activist, who was instrumental in integrating Oxford public schools, to working with felons as a U.S. probation officer, to serving as a Lafayette County Planning Commissioner, Leonard Thompson’s death Monday has been called a major loss for the community as a whole.
Thompson died Monday at about 10:30 a.m. after going into anaphylactic shock when he was stung by a wasp while putting his lawnmower up in his garage at his Highway 334 home. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)
A concert featuring the Mississippi Mass Choir, University of Mississippi Gospel Choir and a community choir is set for April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Ford Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from the event go to support the restoration of Burns Belfry, the oldest African-American-built structure in Oxford, built as a church in 1910 and now slated to become a cultural center.