AmeriCorps volunteers open Community Writing Center at the Lafayette-Oxford Public Library at 401 Bramlett Blvd. Anyone in the community can receive free writing assistance from student tutors on Monday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. or on Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. (October 7, 2010, Page 1)
Christopher Eric Cooper of Lafayette County has been arrested and charged with Tuesday’s armed robbery of Water Valley’s Regions Bank. Officers from the Oxford Police Department and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Cooper, 39, at his home near Abbeville without incident at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday. (October 6, 2010, Page 1)
Oxford firefighters Randy Jones, Braden Theobald and Matt Tatum climbed 110 stories in remembrance of the 343 firefighters that died when the Twin Towers collapsed. The men were participants in the inaugural Nashville 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, held at the Pinnacle at Symphony Place building in downtown Nashville, Tenn.
Polling opened today at 8 a.m. for the University of Mississippi community to choose a new mascot. The polling process runs until Tuesday, with three choices: a land shark, bear and Hotty Toddy. For information on how to vote, visit mascot.olemiss.edu.
WATER VALLEY — Police authorities were still looking for a suspect who robbed the Regions Bank today at 12:30 p.m. According to information provided by Yalobusha County Sheriff Lance Humphreys, an armed white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt entered the bank and demanded money from a teller. He successfully left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and fled the bank through the front door, running as he left the scene. (more…) (October 5, 2010)
The man charged with breaking into several homes and stealing women’s lingerie has been denied bond.
Joseph Paul Lillo, of the Law Hills community in Marshall County, was arrested Sunday and charged with 11 counts of burglary for allegedly breaking into homes in the LOU area since June.
During its regular meeting Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors invoked a burn ban for the county due to dry conditions.
The ban is in effect until Nov. 1, although it could be lifted sooner if conditions improve sufficiently.
After being put on academic watch this year, Lafayette School District is overhauling teaching methods to get scores up for the next round of state testing that begins in March. At each school, new strategies are being implemented to improve test scores and to better track student progress. (October 5, 2010, Page 1, 2)
The Oxford Police Department has released the name of the man they claim has broken into about 14 homes in the LOU community since June, stealing the under garments of at least nine women.
Joseph Paul Lillo, 32, has been charged with nine counts of burglary and is being held at the Lafayette County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing this afternoon.
Lillo was arrested Sunday in Marshall County after investigators obtained a warrant when a witness reported seeing Lillo’s vehicle on Eagle Nest Lane on Saturday. A woman returning home at about 6 p.m. discovered her house had been broken into and that someone had stolen her panties. (October 4, 2010)
The Oxford community has adopted the a new literacy campaign, One Book, One Community, which is a collaborative effort to promote literacy across the community by encouraging people to read a specified book each academic year.
“Listening is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project” has been chosen as the one book for the community to read this year. (October 4, 2010, Page 1A)