Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy has reported a woman was killed Friday morning on Highway 314, west of the FNC Park, when she was struck by a car while on her bicycle.
Kevser Ermin, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries she sustained after being hit by a car.
Ermin, who was working on her doctorate degree in health and exercise science at the University of Mississippi, was traveling east on Highway 314 (Old Sardis Road), toward Oxford. The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman was at the scene when investigators arrived.
The incident is being investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol who confirmed Ermin’s death and reported that no one else was injured. (October 7, 2011)
An hour-long string concert held at the Paris-Yates Chapel on the University of Mississippi campus Monday featured music students from both Oxford Middle and Oxford High schools. (October 7, 2011, Page 1B)
Ole Miss graduate Will Belk has been selected as Cosmopolitan’s Mississippi Most Eligible Bachelor. He is up against about 50 other men to earn the Most Eligible Bachelor award of $10,000. He will appear in the November issue which hits newsstands on Oct. 16. (October 7, 2011, Page 3A)
The newly formed LOU Recovery Organization worked on bylaws and policies and procedures during its quarterly meeting Thursday at the Oxford-University Methodist Church. (October 7, 2011, Page 1A)
The last day to register for the general election in November is this Saturday. (October 6, 2011, Page 1)
Lafayette County District 3 Supervisor Robert Blackmon said he plans on changing his vote to turn the tables on an effort to pull county funding from the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. (October 6, 2011, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with CodeRed emergency warning systems, that will allow all Oxford and Lafayette County residents to receive weather and other emergency warnings on their phones. (October 5, 2011, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to set aside $4.5 million for the construction of a multipurpose building in a 3 to 2 vote. (October 4, 2011, Page 3)
A Hinds County judge has ruled the wrongful death lawsuit against the University of Mississippi in the death of football player Bennie Abram will be heard in Oxford at the Lafayette County Courthouse. (October 4, 2011, Page 2)