The last day to register to vote in the upcoming primary election on Aug. 2 is this Saturday. The Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to accommodate last-minute voter registrations. (July 1, 2011, Page 3A)
Ethiopian Ambassador to the U.S. Girma Biru Geda addressed a classroom of mostly Lott Leadership Institute high school students and a handful of Ole Miss students and faculty Wednesday at the EF Yerby Conference Center on campus.
Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, five people in the LOU community will get $50,000 toward the purchase of a home in the Community Green subdivision.
More than 1,400 applicants attended the Winchester job fair Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center.
Inside the city limits of Oxford, campaign signs are not allowed in the right of way. However, in Lafayette County, as long as the signs are not permanently installed into the ground, they can be in the right of way, as long as they are not blocking line of sight for traffic. (June 28, 2011, Page 1)
A nurse at Graceland Care Center was arrested Monday for allegedly stealing hydrocodone pills and a maintenance worker at Yalobusha County Nursing Home was arrested Monday for allegedly fondling a patient. Both arrests stem from investigations by the Attorney General’s Office Medicaid Fraud Control Department. (June 28, 2011, Page 2)
The last day for victims of the April 27th storms to register for federal assistance is Tuesday. So far, in Lafayette County, 191 people have registered for help. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)
Oxford’s own Natalie Wood will be competing against 44 other women next week for the crown in the Miss Mississippi Pageant being held in Vicksburg. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A)
An attorney for David Jackson Williams is asking the court to require a reverend to be subpoenaed and questioned during a murder trial in October. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A, 2A)
Former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs asked a federal court Thursday to throw out his conviction in the judicial corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. Scruggs claims he is innocent of the crime to which he pleaded guilty to in February 2009 based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision. (June 24, 2011, Page 1A)