Cossar State Park will stay open — for now.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks has decided to delay the closing the George Payne Cossar State Park, according to a letter sent Thursday to the Mississippi State Personnel Board.
Last week, park officials announced the park would close due to the mounting financial problems that has caused the park to operate at a $300,000 annual deficit. (October 1, 2010, Page 1 A)
OXFORD TOWN – The Enid Lake Dam recreation complex is a perfect spot for fishermen and families looking for a fun weekend activity and it’s where Ranger Deborah Freeman teaches visitors about the natural world. Check out Page 16 in this week’s Oxford Town for full details of the perfect “daycation” spot right in our own backyard as seen through the eyes of OT columnist Michelle McAnally. (September 16, 2010, Page 16)
OXFORD TOWN – Looking for something to do outside? Page 5 in this week’s Oxford Town introduces our newest columnist, Michelle McAnally, as she breaks down convenient recreational choices available to everyone. In upcoming issues, McAnally will be covering tons of local and regional outdoor activities that will appeal to the young and old alike. This week; an introduction to the region’s best kept secret, Holly Springs National Forest, just minutes from Oxford in neighboring Marshall County. Get your hiking boots on, turn to page 5 and welcome Michelle McAnally to Oxford Town. (July 22, 2010, Page 5)