After a week of searching, the body of a missing Lafayette County teen was found in the Yocona River Monday afternoon. An autopsy today will confirm the identity and perhaps answer some questions as to what happened to Stephen Tyler Emerick, 19. Family and law enforcement express appreciation for the community’s support during the search. (May 7, 2013, Page 1, 14)
Several municipal candidates running in today’s primary election and the June 4 general election filed their campaign finance reports last week. (May 7, 2013, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved and named a committee to look into building codes to consider in an ordinance for the county. The codes, which have yet to be approved, would likely apply only subdivisions and commercial properties. (May 7, 2013, Page 1, 14)
A male body was found near Prophet Bridge on Highway 315 in the Yocona River at around 4 p.m. Monday. Representatives of the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department said the body is being sent to Jackson for an autopsy and identification.
Stephen Tyler Emerick, 19, has been missing since April 29 and his truck was found near the river on May 1. Search crews have been looking in the woods and the river for him since that time.
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The Oxford Downtown Parking Commission voted Friday to recommend to the Oxford Board of Aldermen to extend the two-hour parking limit on the Square to three hours. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)
Two ward seats will be decided in Tuesday’s primary election with only Democrat candidates running in wards 4 and 5. The democratic candidate for mayor will also be decided. The primary election will be held at the Oxford Conference Center this year. For years, it’s been held at the Oxford Activity Center but city officials moved the election to the OCC to better accommodate larger crowds and in anticipation of tennis court construction. Voting begins at 7 a.m. and polls will close at 7 p.m. (May 6, 2013, Page 1A)
Stephen Tyler Emerick, the Lafayette County teen, is still missing after more than two days of searching. Search and rescue teams were back out on the Yocona River this morning in the rain attempting to locate Emerick who has been missing since leaving work at 8 p.m. Monday. His truck was found Wednesday morning near the Grinder’s Switch area near Taylor, parked near the river. (May 3, 2013, Page 1A)
Sam Haskell, an Oxford resident, is currently working on a pilot for consideration with TNT for next fall. Oxford may soon see itself in the spotlight. (May 3, 2013, Page 1A, 14A)
James R. Davis, 53, died on Wednesday night, in a golf cart wreck with a car in Wellsgate. (May 2, 2013, Page 1)
A memorial garden was dedicated in honor of deceased student Joseph Taylor. The initiative was led by fellow students and will serve as the memorial garden for Taylor and all past and future tragic losses at the school. (May 2, 2013, Page 1)