The 1950s-era, steel-truss bridge over the Tallahatchie River on the northern border of Lafayette County on Highway 7 is being taken down. Traffic has been successfully switched over to a new, more spacious and modern bridge. (March 1, 2015, Page 1A)
Eight people waited until the last day to qualify for local elections in Lafayette County. As the clock ticked down to 5 p.m. Friday, several candidates waited at the Lafayette County Courthouse to see if anyone would come to qualify at the last minute. (March 1, 2015, Page 1A)
Oxford attorney Richie Burnette and members of the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation plan to embark on a historical project that they will never finish. History never ends, and this group of Oxford history buffs plans to create a website dedicated to the history of Oxford and Lafayette County. (March 1, 2015, Page 1A)
Oxford High School senior Zach Wadley was recently recognized for the time he spends mentoring other children at the Boys & Girls Club of Oxford by being named the regional Youth of the Year. (February 27, 2015, Page 1)
The Oxford School Board voted to request proposals from food management companies to provide services in the city schools. (February 27, 2015, Page 1)
The Ford Center at the University of Mississippi will host an exhibit of a rare collection of William Shakespeare’s plays. The exhibit, “First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,” will be in Oxford for one month in 2016. (February 26, 2015, Page 1A)
A University of Mississippi student died from injuries he suffered after being thrown from a sled in the Highland Square neighborhood at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy, the 22-year-old student from Kentucky was flown off the sled after running into a sign and was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi where he later died from internal injuries. Drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the incident, Kennedy said.
Kennedy confirmed the man was a student at Ole Miss but was withholding his name pending family notification. (February 25, 2015)
Feb. 23, 2000
As many as 20 new people were expected to become part of Oxford’s government as a result of the biggest overhaul of the city administration since Pat Lamar was elected mayor in 1997. (more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 1A)