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.
Three of five Lafayette County supervisors voted to pull the annual $15,000 appropriation for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council during their regular meeting Monday due to an art show scheduled to be held at The Powerhouse last week but was later moved to private property. Supervisor Robert Blackmon has requested the issue be brought back up at the next supervisor’s meeting on Nov. 7. (October 4, 2011, Page 1)
Art supporters took to social media and phones to express their outrage over the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors decision to cut the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council funding on Monday. A Facebook group already has over 500 followers showing their support of the arts. Not everyone disapproved of the decision though. (October 4, 2011, Page 12)