When Jim Stephens retired from the U.S. National Guard in 1998 after a 28-year career in which he earned the rank of sergeant major, he realized he has a lot of time on his hands. Stephens decided he would spend his spare time helping others and making his community a better place to live. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)
Charles Smith, a retired U.S. Army veteran and Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department deputy, was named Police Officer of the Year on Thursday by the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association. (January 23, 2015, Page 1, 3)
Oxford High School student Randon Hill and Lafayette Middle School student Robert Burns were honored Thursday by local law enforcement officers for working through difficult periods in their life and rising through adversity. (January 23, 2015, Page 1)
The Oxford Police Department presented its year-end review to the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night. The review showed an increase in alcohol-related arrests but a decrease in burglaries. (January 22, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)
The community observed its first official Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday this week back in 1987. It was also a big week for economic development in 1960 and the start of a major building program at Ole Miss in 1958. (January 21, 2015, Page 1A)
To help assist the city in creating a new comprehensive plan, the Oxford Board of Aldermen have hired a planning company to create the new document that will help guide the city through 2037.
Local residents Jim Petermann and Mark Stone asked the Lafayette Board of Supervisors on Tuesday to consider naming the new Tallahatchie River Bridge in honor of those who have served in our nation’s two most recent armed conflicts — Iraq and Afghanistan. (January 21, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)