SWM took a hard hit in April when straight-line winds almost destroyed the plant in the Lafayette County Industrial Park. However, the uniform-making industry is not only rebuilding but expanding its Oxford location which could lead to more jobs for area residents. (July 26, 2011, Page 1)
The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Tuesday night at the Oxford Conference Center. For their service to the LOU community, Dr. Jean Shaw was recognized as Citizen of the Year and Lynn Wells was presented the Outstanding Service Award. (June 8, 2011, Page 1A)
Thanks to the a new community health initiative, Healthy You, Healthy L.O.U., expert advice and support is free for those who wish to make 2011 the year they start living a healthier lifestyle.
The five-month program begins with a registration session Monday through Wednesday at the Baptist HealthPlex. Participants’ may stop by the HealthPlex any time between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. during these three days to record their weight, height, body mass index, and blood pressure to establish their starting point. (December 30, 2010, Page 1A)
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)
Although it still needs to be approved by the appropriate local review boards, plans for a new Hampton Inn East hotel were announced Thursday at the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce Dinner. (June 11, 2010, Page 1A, 3A)
Despite a down-turn in the economy, the United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County met and exceeded its $425,000 goal for its 2009 campaign, raising a total of $425,732 to be distributed to 16 of its partner agencies. (April 29, 2010, Page 1)
RESCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY — Presented by the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce, start the day with the 15th Annual Double Decker 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Competitive Walk and Kids Fun Run. With courses winding through the University of Mississippi campus and nearby Oxford neighborhoods, the two courses are fun for both beginning joggers and experienced athletes.
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The Annual Meeting of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation will be June 10 at the Oxford Conference Center. The evening begins at 5:30 with a social and cash bar; dinner begins at 6. Featured guest speaker is Sam Haskell. For ticket and sponsorship information, contact the Chamber at 662-234-4651 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (April 8, 2010)
Elite Realty of Oxford and Signs and Stuff are co-hosting Chamber After Hours on Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. at 317 Heritage Drive, Suites 1 & 3-B. This month’s event also sponsored by Magnolia Rental and First Choice Catering. (April 7, 2010)
A conceptual plan was developed for the Lafayette County Industrial Park that shows some suggestions for landscaping and general cleaning of the area, as well as suggestions on how much land to clear off and how to break up the 100 acres currently available into smaller parcels in an effort to attract more industry to the area. (March 2, 2010, Page 1)