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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Melanie Addington

Grief over Gulf

The April 20 explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico has brought back feelings of despair to many affected by Hurricane Katrina. It’s also brought together people to try to help with the cleanup and other parts of dealing with the oil spill, including a group of University of Mississippi students called Ole Miss Students for a Green Campus.

For details on the drive to collect supplies to protect and clean up the coastline, contact sgc.olemiss@gmail.com or call 1-866-448-5816. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

City schools crack down on attendance

A new compulsory school attendance policy that follows state law will bring some significant changes to parents and students who miss more than 12 days in a school year. One of the options – Saturday school. (May 4, 2010, Page 6)

OUS to offer transitional first grade

Oxford University School will be the first in the community to offer a transitional first-grade class for the 2010-2011 school year. The transition year, popular in many places, is for students whose birthdays fall near the school registration deadline and who may not have the emotional maturity to transition into a full-scale first-grade program. (May 4, 2010, Page 7)

Summer movie preview

The most anticipated film of the summer likely goes to “Iron Man 2″ but with the return of favorites such as “Toy Story,” “Shrek” and “Sex and the City,” this May through July could be quite the adventure for movie lovers who crave a familiar story. Although quite a few great indies are rolling out in New York and L.A. (such as “Dogtooth”), below is the blockbusters we will likely see hit the Oxford Malco. Ratings listed when available. (April 29, 2010, Page 14-15)

Cost of death penalty

With the news that the Mississippi attorney general’s office is requesting permission to hold three executions during the month of May, staff writer Melanie Addington takes a look at the death penalty and what its effects cost communities and the state. (April 22, 2010, Page 4)

Cheer squad OK’d for OMS

The Oxford School Board approved Tuesday a new Oxford Middle School cheerleader squad that will include tryouts, and cheer camp as well as training. (April 16, 2010, Page 6A)

New faces, new play at OHS

Several new faces will make their stage debut tonight as Oxford High School’s Theatre Department presents the Neil Simon play, “Rumors,” in the Kayla Sue Mize Auditorium at OHS. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)

Courage recalled

Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather shared memories of covering the 1962 riots at the University of Mississippi when speaking to a standing-room-only crowd Wednesday at the Overby Center on campus as part of the Society of Professional Journalists naming the school as its 100th National Historic Site in Journalism. (April 15, 2010, Page 1)

City offers residents discount drug card

The Oxford Board of Alderman has agreed to enter into a free prescription discount card program with the National League of Cities that offers a discount  on the retail costs of medications not covered by insurance. (April 15, 2010, Page 12)

Crossroads Film Festival features locals

OXFORD TOWN – Local filmmakers and a bit of Oxford will be highlighted in Jackson this weekend at the 2010 Crossroads Film Festival. The festival kicks off Friday with Mary Warner’s “Thacker Mountain Radio: The Documentary.” The festival also includes a music video from Taylor’s Dent May and a short film by Joe York “Smoke and Ears.” For more information on the festival, visit www.crossroadsfilmfestival.com(April 15, 2010, Page 13)

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