For the second time on two consecutive Thursday mornings, Lafayette County residents awoke to a winter wonderland. However, the white stuff on the ground this morning wasn’t snow, it was a lot of ice and sleet, with a little snow sprinkled in for good measure. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 1A, 10A)
The Oxford Parking Commission approved moving forward with a new phone application to pay for parking at the city’s parking meters that won’t cost the city anything. (March 3, 2015, Page 1)
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for north Mississippi from 6 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday
The 12th annual Oxford Film Festival had visits from actors James Franco and Tim Blake Nelson, large crowds and bittersweet good byes. (March 2, 2015, Page 1)
Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg recalls her first and last meetings with local attorney Tom Freeland, who passed away last weekend. She remembers his help, his knowledge, his support and his wave and smile. (February 26, 2015, Page 4A)
A University of Mississippi student died from injuries he suffered after being thrown from a sled in the Highland Square neighborhood at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy, the 22-year-old student from Kentucky was flown off the sled after running into a sign and was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi where he later died from internal injuries. Drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the incident, Kennedy said.
Kennedy confirmed the man was a student at Ole Miss but was withholding his name pending family notification. (February 25, 2015)
By Alyssa Schnugg
Volunteers for this year’s Feed the Hunger Pack-A-Thon are asking folks to spend a couple of hours packing nutritious meals for children who may otherwise do without.
Mary Katherine Perry, founder of the Oxford event, said she’s seen first-hand where the meals go during two trips to Kenya with the Feed the Hunger organization.
By Alyssa Schnugg
Several offices are still uncontested in Lafayette County as the qualifying deadline approaches.
Those bouncing back and forth on whether to toss their hat into the election ring have until 5 p.m. Friday to make up their minds.