A Lafayette County man was arrested Friday for allegedly setting fire to his home on east Oxford. (October 7, 2014, Page 3)
A South Carolina registered sex offender was found dead by apparent self-inflicted injury Tuesday at the Lafayette County Detention Center. (October 1, 2014, Page 2A)
OPD stays busy on first home-game weekend with 51 arrests, mostly alcohol-related. (September 15, 2014, Page 1, 2)
The MHP and local law enforcement agencies will work at 12-hour No Refusal detail Friday around Oxford where those suspected of driving under the influence and refusing to submit to tests, could be forced to give blood samples. (September 4, 2014, Page 1)
OPD will be holding a Citizens Academy in September to help residents learn more about the police department and all they do. (August 29, 2014, Page 1A)
City police department adopts five-year strategic plan that outlines goals and objectives. (August 18, 2014, Page 1, 12)
The Third District Adult Drug Court graduated 30 participants Tuesday during its seventh graduation ceremony since established in 2008. (August 14, 2014, Page 3)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a local man for taking advantage of an elderly woman by charging her almost $8K for a plumbing job that took four hours to complete. (August 7, 2014, Page 2)
The city of Oxford is owed $3.6 million in unpaid fines.
Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson announced the findings Friday during a Downtown Parking Advisory Commission Board meeting.
“With the recent audit, we were surprised to learn we had that amount of unpaid fines in the court system,” Patterson said. “We are working with our auditors to try to determine the best way to proceed to collect any amounts possible, and it will be one of our focuses going forward.”
City leaders said the findings were included in an 882-page report. They include parking violations and criminal fines, such as DUIs, that date back to 2007. (August 4, 2014, Page 1)