The skies over Pat Lamar Park were a bit more colorful Sunday with dozens of kites being flown by those attending the first One Sky One World international day of kite flying sponsored by YAC and Oxford Park Commission. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A)
Winchester Ammunition has wasted no time in expanding its operations in Oxford with the new Centerfire plant. Gov. Haley Barbour will be in town Wednesday for a private ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new facility. It’s been less than a year since the company announced its plans to make a $100 milion investment in Oxford and create some 1,000 new jobs. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A)
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)
The East Oxford Water Association received $1.2M in federal funds to make improvements to the water system. Engineering work is being done and construction should begin shortly. (October 7, 2011, Page 1A)
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)
After a local business owner was denied his donation to the hockey club, he is asking why and the university is saying that it is nothing to do with his business but how the club handled sponsorships. (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)
Selfless acts of kindness led two local women to receive state-level honors for their commitment and compassion with assisting others.