When a news website ran an article about the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit using college students as confidential informants, the local drug enforcement agency found itself under fire on social media networks as if it was something that has been a well kept secret (May 3, 2015)
The driver of a Lafayette County solid waste worker will not face any criminal charges after the truck he was driving went off the side of a road and rolled on top of another solid waste employee, killing him. (May 1, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)
Planners hired to create Oxford’s new comprehensive plan presented some results of the community’s input from a meeting on Monday during a second public hearing Thursday. (May 1, 2015, Page 1A, 6A)
Workers continue to make repairs caused by a sinkhole this morning on Highway 6. Discount Building employee Mitch McCoy saw the sinkhole while driving Wednesday morning and directed traffic away until help arrived.
Three local birders are traveling across Mississippi today in hopes of breaking the state’s Bid Day record, set in 1989 when 175 different bird species were seen in a 24-hour period. (April 29, 2015, Page 12A)
The new intersection will have temporary traffic signals in place while waiting for the permanent signals to be installed. Work will continue in the medians along Highway 6 and the final lift of asphalt will be installed once the permanent traffic signals are in place, according to Mississippi Department of Transportation spokesman Jason Scott.
The pre-kindergarten program at Bramlett Elementary will expand next fall, increasing the number of student from 95 to 112 and increasing school time from a 60-percent day to a full day. (April 28, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)
The Oxford School District Board of Trustees voted to approve asking the board’s attorney to look into mediation with Yates Construction over their failure to complete the new OHS in a timely manner and breech of contract for failing to submit necessary paperwork so the new high school can receive its LEED certification. (April 28, 2015, Page 3A)