More than 100 people attended the “Save the Pill” rally in front of the Lafayette County Courthouse on the Square Wednesday. (October 20, 2011, Page 1)
An Oxford man was killed in a one-car wreck Thursday afternoon near the on ramp on Highway 6 and Old Taylor Road heading west after the car apparently veered off the road.
According to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy, Tommy Brown, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene. Brown was a life-long resident of Oxford and owner of Brown Insurance.
Brown was traveling east in his white 2011 Ford F250 pickup on Highway 6 between Coliseum Drive and Old Taylor Road when he crossed over the median for unknown reasons and left the roadway near the Old Taylor Road ramp, according to the Oxford Police Department. (October 20, 2011)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors have used $10 million of the $30 million gained from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to pay off all outstanding bonds for the county. (October 19, 2011, Page 1)
The Art For Everyone Fair held at the Powerhouse on Tuesday raised $3,500 for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Endowment and J.E. Pitts Memorial Fund. (October 19, 2011, Page 1)
Lamar Advertising is requesting to work with the city on allowing digital billboards within the city limits after the city has given a seven year extension to have the regular boards restricted to just industrial zones. (October 19, 2011, Page 1)
Make a Difference Day is this Saturday and Volunteer Oxford is asking people to get involved by volunteering all week. (October 18, 2011, Page 1)
The City of Oxford is working to come into compliance with ADA and create a list of local businesses, sidewalks, transportation issues that need work. A public hearing was held on Monday to discuss. (October 18, 2011, Page 1)
The Colonel Reb PAC page was removed from Facebook for intellectual property issues. (October 17, 2011, Page 1A)
Local law enforcement officers had little time to rest during the biggest SEC football home-game weekend thus far this season.
The Oxford Police Department responded to more than 197 calls between 6 a.m. Friday and 6 a.m. this morning. (October 17, 2011, Page 1A)
While few violations were found on the Square, city fire inspectors were double checking occupancy levels at many restaurants and bars on the Square on Thursday night. These inspections are expected to continue through the weekend. There are questions from business owners, however, about the frequency and randomness of the checks. (October 14, 2011, Page 1A)