Read the outcome of felony cases during the short January court term. (January 31, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)
The Empty Bows fundraiser is slated for Feb. 13 at the Oxford University United Methodist Church. The annual event benefits The Pantry. (January 31, 2014, Page 1A)
OHS student Kendall Jenkins and LHS student Jesse Coleman were recipients of the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association’s Youth Character Award Tuesday night. (January 30, 2014, Page 1, 14)
Capt. Thelma Curry of the University Police Department was selected the 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association Tuesday. Sheriff’s secretary, Cathy Connor, was awarded Support Personnel of the Year. (January 30, 2014, Page 1, 14)
Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, filling out a school form for her bi-racial granddaughter, became increasingly annoyed at one question that stumped her – the primary race of the child. Schnugg takes a look at the issue and wonders when race won’t be an issue and that we’re all members of the human race. (January 30, 2014, Page 4)
Public Works crews spent most of Tuesday and today working on water main breaks caused by the cold water in some cases and human error in others. (January 29, 2014, Page 1)
The southern side of Oxford and Lafayette County may soon have a new Dollar General store. The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved the plans for the 9,100 square-foot store Monday. (January 28, 2014, Page 10)
The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved the basic style and color of proposed parking meters for premium spots around the Square that are expected to be in place this summer. A Certificate of Appropriateness was also granted to hotel developers to begin construction of Hotel Oxford to replace the former Downtown Inn. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)
Leadership in sustainability has earned the Lafayette, Oxford and University of Mississippi community the designation of Valley Sustainable Gold Community by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The award was given to city, county and university leaders Tuesday by TVA representatives during a ceremony at the Insight Park on campus. The LOU community is the only, and first, community to be given the gold deal designation in Mississippi.
The designation, initiated by TVA Economic Development, helps communities improve existing sustainability programs and increase ability to attract new investment and jobs to their communities. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)
More than 27 restaurants, both fast food and full service, are participating in the first Restaurant Week where diners can vote for their favorite charity. The winning charity will receive $5,000. For more information, go to www.visitoxfordms.com. (January 24, 2014, Page 2A)