Baptist Outpatient Rehabilitation took home the first-place trophy for its Shrek-themed float during Monday night’s annual Lion’s Club Christmas Parade.
Santa, horse-drawn carriage and stores were busy Friday during the annual Oxford Downtown Council Holiday Open House where more than 500 children sat with Santa for a photo and 350 people stood in line for more than an hour to ride on Bubba Traylor’s Belgium horse carriage. (December 2, 2013, Page 1A)
A woman was killed Thanksgiving morning when the mobile home she was in caught fire.
Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said three sisters were in the trailer on County Road 436 near Yocona when it caught fire. Two escaped; however Jachicka L. Knox, 22, died in the fire. (November 29, 2013, Page 1A)
Volunteer Oxford and other local agencies have teamed up to hold Oxford’s first Giving Tuesday, where folks can bring donated items to the Oxford Activity Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday to help nonprofit organizations fill their wish lists to help them continue to help others throughout the year. (November 28, 2013, Page 1A)
More than 15 churches are helping to provide a free Thanksgiving meal today to the lonely, the needy or misplaced neighbors in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (November 28, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)
The Lafayette-Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow, known as LOFT, was recently honored for its commitment to improving the lives of others through its work with nonprofit organizations. (November 27, 2013, Page 1)
The Oxford Fire Department offers suggestions and tips to avoid kitchen fires this holiday. (November 27, 2013, Page 1, 2)
The annual Lions Club Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday, starting from the Mid-Town Shopping Center, down North Lamar Boulevard, around the Square and up University Avenue, ending at the Gertrude Ford Center. Organizers are asking those attending the parade to consider other parking options than Mid-Town since it gets full quickly. (November 26, 2013, Page 1)
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is still searching for the man they say is responsible for a hit and run crash Friday that resulted in the death of 22-year-old Samuel Andrew Spraberry. (November 25, 2013, Page 1A)
The Oxford Tourim Council recently approved the $215K budget for the upcoming 2014 Double Decker Arts Festival. (November 25, 2013, Page 1A)