Burglaries in Lafayette County continue to keep investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department busy. After a surge of residential burglaries in both the city of Oxford and county during the holidays, break-ins in the county continue at a steady rate. (March 31, 2010, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit will soon be under new leadership. Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin said the narcotics unit will be headed up by OPD’s Capt. Kevin Stark on a temporary basis until a replacement for former commander Searn Lynch is hired. (March 30, 2010, Page 2)
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Oxford-University Airport $127,358 for the purchase of a new Precision Approach Path Indicator for one of its runways. (March 30, 2010, Page 1)
Take Back the Night will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lyceum Circle on campus. A ceremonial march around campus will kick off the program after guests join in some pizza and music. The march against violence will end in the Circle where Janet Kennedy, with the U.S. Attorney’s General’s Office in Jackson, and Mayor Pat Patterson will speak. The night will conclude with a candlelight vigil and there will be an opportunity for survivors who wish to speak out. (March 29, 2010, Page 1A)
Where’s the beef?
And for that matter, where’s the peanut butter, the coffee, the gravy and the entire diaper section?
Shoppers at the Oxford Walmart have been finding themselves asking those questions over the past few weeks and it’s probably the only thing they’ve been finding while the store undergoes a major renovation. (March 29, 2010, Page 6A)
Ole Miss Outdoors is adding biking to its annual Swamp Stomper Adventure Race that will be held April 10, making University of Mississippi junior Jacob Sprouse even more excited about competing in this year’s event. (March 26, 2010, Page 1A)
Dr. Jean Jones lost her battle with breast cancer more than 12 years ago, but her memory still drives those who knew her — or know of her spirit — to honor her memory by raising funds to help others win the fight against cancer. The fundraising event, the Jean Jones Walk/Run for Cancer, is just around the corner on April 10. (March 25, 2010, Page 1)
The former owner of the restaurant 208 arrested for possession of drugs last year has chosen drug court over jail time. (March 25, 2010, Page 2)
Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg has three children and is headed toward becoming a grandmother. She talks about getting into the “grandmothering mode” by learning to knit and by talking with her mother about her experiences. (March 25, 2010, Page 4)
Impaired drivers on state highways could soon come face-to-face with a BAT mobile, but instead of a black cape and bat ears, it will be troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol who will be fighting crime and bringing drunk drivers to justice. (March 24, 2010, Page 1A)