Anniversaries come and go, and are often forgotten or ignored. In 2012, there are a number of anniversaries to be celebrated locally, statewide, nationwide and around the world, including two big events right here in the L-O-U community. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at those events – the death of William Faulkner and the integration of the University of Mississippi – and how they affected the community and its view from others. (January 19, 2012, Page 4)
Oxford Mayor George “Pat” Patterson writes to remind members of the community to take care and be proactive with their belongings if leaving town for any length of time during the winter break, while Barbara J. Smith writes on behalf of the Pantry to thank all of the volunteers and those who made donations during November and all of 2011. (December 8, 2011, Page 4)
With over $118 million in construction projects planned to begin in 2012 or currently underway, the University of Mississippi, will see a lot more hard hats around campus. (November 23, 2011, Page 1A)
Chancellor Dan Jones talked growth and football at the Tuesday Rotary Club. (September 21, 2011, Page 2)
Kelli Harrison writes to talk about the disappointing treatment she and other members of the Ole Miss band received at the season opener this year. (September 14, 2011, Page 4)
With an additional 1,278 students at Ole Miss this year, records are being broken on fall enrollment. (September 5, 2011, Page 1A)
Four more police officers, costing some $160,000 a year, were approved by city leaders to help patrol and control all that goes on in Oxford, but particularly in the Square area at night. Was it the right decision? Who should pay? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the issue, nothing that there are at least two sides to the story. (August 31, 2011, Page 4A)
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)
Axsh Co. LTD., a Japanese software technology company specializing in distributed computing solutions, announced Monday afternoon the expansion of its company to the United States with Axsh North America Inc., coming to Oxford. Michael Sullivan, CEO of Axsh North America, and Yasuhiro Yamazaki, CEO of Axsh Co. LTD., and chairman of the board for Axsh North America, presented the idea behind the new business at the University of Mississippi’s Small Business Development Center. (June 7, 2011, Page 1)
A comprehensive plan to update the 45-year-old C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum has continued to take shape over the last few days.
Ole Miss Athletics Director Pete Boone confirmed Thursday that university officials have given permission to continue forward with a plan that would see the men’s and women’s basketball arena updated and enhanced in one form or another.
Boone said Thursday after Ole Miss’ win over South Carolina that the UMAA Foundation met with Larry Sparks, Ole Miss’ Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, a little over a year ago about the future of the “Tad Pad” and how improving the aged facility would not only benefit the athletics department, but the overall university student body. (March 11, 2011, Page 6A)