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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Jail kitchen gets low grade

The Lafayette County Detention Center has committed some violations of its own, according to a food facility inspections report issued Thursday by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

The jail’s kitchen earned a “C” rating by inspector Washington MacCarthur after a surprise inspection on Sept. 16.

According to the report, the jail had seven violation with three being corrected on the spot. The other four violations included hands not being clean and properly washed; no adequate hand-washing facilities and having a certified manager. (September 24, 2010, Page 1A)

Investigation continues into bowling alley fire

Fire officials from the Oxford Fire Department, the state Fire Marshal’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are trying to determine what might have caused a fire that destroyed The Lanes bowling alley and Brass Monkey Sports Pub & Grub early Wednesday morning. (September 23, 2010, Page 2)

Water pressure still a problem

Several Oxford residents and businesses are still seeing only a trickle of water coming from their pipes since a fallen power pole sparked a series of events that lead to loss of water pressure around town Wednesday. (September 23, 2010, Page 1)

Caretakers soon to get well-deserved break

Details of a new nonprofit day program, Memory Makers,  for victims of dementia were unveiled Tuesday during a ceremony at the University Museum in honor of World Alzheimer’s Day.

The respite care program will  be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall. The cost is $20 a day.

For more information, e-mail oxfordrespite@ms.metrocast.net. (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

Fire strikes bowling alley

An early morning fire left The Lanes bowing alley and Brass Monkey bar and grill destroyed — and Oxford residents without water.

The combination of a high-profile fire and lack of water made for hectic start of the day for emergency responders and hundreds of the city’s residents.

The cause of the city’s water problem started hours before the fire, when a Chevy Tahoe ran off Molly Barr Road at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and struck an electric pole, knocking it down, according to city officials. (September 22, 2010, Page 1)

Wright’s mother hopes to raise reward money

Deborah Marion is hoping to raise $100,000 to offer as an award for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for killing her son, Lafayette County native Lorenzen Wright.

Wright, 34, was last seen by family members July 19; three days later he was reported missing. Wright’s body was found July 28 in a wooded area just outside Memphis. His death was ruled a homicide by gunshot wounds. (September 21, 2010, Page 1)

Fathers, daughters go on date at Chick-fil-A

A red carpet was rolled out guiding  fathers and daughters into Chick-fil-A between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Monday during the Daddy Daughter Date Night event.

Dads and daughters sat in a specially marked-off area of the restaurant that was covered in balloons. Daughters were each given a red rose.

Place mats with conversation starters for the dads were at each table with suggestions like “Tell a favorite childhood memory of yours; Share how your daughter is like her mom; Say what you love about your wife; Share a dream you have for your daughter.” (September 21, 2010, Page 1)

UM ROTC cadet earns high honor

Army ROTC cadet Gabriel Weiss achieved what fewer than 50 cadets a year achieve when he was awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement this summer.

The award is one of the highest awards that can be given to a ROTC cadet. (September 20, 2010, Page 3A)

Group helps Ghana’s needy

A team of medical personal and St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church members traveled to Ghana, Africa, last month where they administered medicine for the bodies and ministered to their spirits.

The 13-member team consisted of two nurses, a nurse practitioner and a dentist. Other team members included Bible school teachers, support staff, a minister and team leader, Hollis Crowder.

(more…) (September 20, 2010, Page 1A)

Taking a look back at great Rebels of the past

“Rebel Rewind: Where are they Now?” is a half-hour documentary by associate professor Brad Shultz that features some of the University of Mississippi’s top sportsmen, including Larry Grantham, Jake Gibbs, Ben Williams, Billy Ray Adams and former basketball standout, John Stroud. Ole Miss alumnus and ESPN broadcaster Ron Franklin hosts the documentary. (September 17, 2010, Page 1B)

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