The Mississippi Senate Highway Study Committee will host a Town Hall meeting in Oxford next week to gather ideas from the public on how to keep the state’s highways, roads and bridges maintained and upgraded to keep them safe.
The meeting will be one of three held around the state and will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at The Inn at Ole Miss and will run about two hours. (December 13, 2013, Page 1A, 3A)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to allow students seeking tuition assistance to go to other junior colleges instead of just Northwest Mississippi Community College. (December 5, 2013, Page 1)
A recent traffic study showed a signal will be needed where a new road connecting Sisk Avenue to Highway 30 will eventually be built, near Oxford Commons. (December 3, 2013, Page 1)
A woman was killed Thanksgiving morning when the mobile home she was in caught fire.
Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said three sisters were in the trailer on County Road 436 near Yocona when it caught fire. Two escaped; however Jachicka L. Knox, 22, died in the fire. (November 29, 2013, Page 1A)
The Board of Supervisors tabled a request Monday to allow county employees to clean up an illegal time, granting more time to find those responsible. (November 19, 2013, Page 1)
The city of Abbeville will be assuming the Abbeville Water Association in hopefully, the near future, according to city officials. (November 8, 2013, Page 3A)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors will be seeking help from the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society to help enforce a proposed vicious dog ordinance. (November 5, 2013, Page 1, 16)
Nakia Carrothers and her two children moved in their new home last month that was built through the Oxford-Lafayette County Habitat for Humanity. (November 4, 2013, Page 1A)
The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County is now accepting grant applications to distribute nearly $30,000 to qualifying agencies around the community. For more information, call 662-236-4265. (November 3, 2013, Page 1A)
The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved the preliminary plan for 40 homes built off Woodson Ridge near the Woodson Ridge Farm. (October 29, 2013, Page 1, 2)