Demetrius Owens, 19, of Lafayette County was killed Friday morning when the car he was a passenger in overturned, throwing him out of the vehicle. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford. (more…) (May 27, 2011)
Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to give everyone a chance to honor those who gave all.
— Community service at 10 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Oxford; guest speaker will be Don Hutson
— Mississippi State Veteran’s Home at 10 a.m.; guest speaker will be SP5 Jimmy C. Reed Jr.
— Water Valley VFW at 11 a.m. on Main Street; free lunch provided following service. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A,3A)
The storms on April 27 — one month ago today — destroyed 18 homes and damaged hundreds of other homes and businesses around the county. The neighborhoods of Pine Flat, Yocona and north Oxford are rebuilding as the community joins together to help form a new long-term recovery group. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A, 8A)
Pam Horton has retired from her job as cooperative education coordinator for the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology after 27 years with the schools in Oxford and Lafayette. (May 27, 2011, Page 1a, 2a)
Three major road projects aimed at improving safety and easing transit headaches got green-lighted Wednesday by local officials, but only after some heated negotiations. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
While no tornadoes were reported, straight-line winds that blew through Lafayette County Wednesday night toppled dozens of trees cause some minor to moderate damage on several homes throughout the Oxford area and widespread power outages. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
The city of Oxford is seeking a grant to establish a volunteer center that would work with the university and RSVP to develop a more comprehensive volunteer organization for the area. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
Preliminary FBI figures for 2010 show crime is down from 2009 across the nation. Oxford seems to be following a similar trend. (May 25, 2011, Page 1)
The sixth annual endowment fundraiser for the Kayla Sue Mize Endowment opens on Thursday with the show “Cotton Patch Gospel.”
Tickets are $10 at the door. A live auction will be on the final night, Saturday at 5:30. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (May 25, 2011, Page 1)
The University of Mississippi has committed $800,000 towards the expansion of the Leslie Tennis Facility. The city has also agreed to $1.5 million. The money is based on whether the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors will also agree to pay $1.5 million for the project. (May 25, 2011, Page 1)