Yet another developer seeking to rezone property on Old Taylor Road from County Estates to Multi-Family residential was denied Monday by the Oxford Planning Commission.
Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson, supported by the Board of Aldermen, accepted a national challenge to take significant action to improve safety for bicycle riders and pedestrians of all ages and abilities over the next year.
Local law enforcement officers are taking steps to reduce language barriers when it comes to providing their services to the rapidly expanding Hispanic population. (March 8, 2015, Page 1A)
When spring break arrives, thousands of students and many residents leave town. However, criminals often hang around to break in to vacant homes and apartments. (March 8, 2015, Page 1A)
Fulton Chapel, completed in 1927, has been the site of countless concerts and plays on the Ole Miss campus. (March 8, 2015, Page 1A)
City and county schools remain closed today after the winter storm that passed through the LOU community left the area blanketed in snow and ice Wednesday night and Thursday. Conditions have improved today, but there are still areas of concern with some roadways. (March 6, 2015, Page 1)
More parking meters are being added on campus to bring the total number of meters to 72. (March 6, 2015, Page 1)
For the second time on two consecutive Thursday mornings, Lafayette County residents awoke to a winter wonderland. However, the white stuff on the ground this morning wasn’t snow, it was a lot of ice and sleet, with a little snow sprinkled in for good measure. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 1A, 10A)
Those he grew up with in Lafayette County, those he went to school and church with, knew him as Jim Smith. Those who heard him on the radio, on the P.A. at Ole Miss and as the voice of Lafayette High School football for years, knew him as Jim Martin.
To those privileged to know him in all of his roles, he was just “Jim.”
James Martin Smith, 55, passed away last Friday at his home. And with his passing, those who knew him best and those of us who knew him pretty well through his nearly four decades in the radio business, another void was created.
(more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 4A)