Based on recent population trends, Lafayette County is now the fastest growing county in the state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. New numbers also reveal that the city of Oxford has reached a “milestone” in its population. (May 24, 2013, Page 1A)
The Department of Justice has approved Lafayette County’s new district maps which needed changing after the 2010 Census showed a growth and shift in population. (May 21, 2013, Page 1, 14)
With almost $20 million invested, Lafayette County is already seeing a 1.3 percent return. (May 8, 2013, Page 2A)
The Mississippi Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified that the boy of a male found in the Yocona River on Monday was that of Lafayette County resident, Stephen Tyler Emerick, Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said. The medical examiner also determined there was no sign of “lethal trauma” to the body and no evidence of an assault or foul play on behalf of another person. (May 8, 2013, Page 2A)
Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved to clean up a property at 1746 Highway 334 after a public hearing held Monday. (May 7, 2013, Page 2)
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)
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and area search and rescue teams were back out this morning in the Grinder Switch area searching for missing 19-year-old Stephen Tyler Emerick.
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing a teen.
Stephen Tyler Emerick, 19, was last seen around 8 p.m. Monday when he left his job at Ashley’s Furniture early because he was feeling sick.
His truck was located this morning in the woods about 300-feet from Highway 328 just outside of Taylor. The ignition was on and his cell phone and wallet were still inside the truck.
Emerick, who is known to friends as Tyler, is described as about 140 pounds, 5-feet, 5-inches tall with red hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt. He has a Ducks Unlimited tattoo on his left arm. His mother, Samantha Clark, said her son never did anything like this before and has no medical or mental conditions that would cause him to wander off.
Anyone with information should call, 234-6421. (May 1, 2013)
Xanaka Burgess, wife of former Ole Mis Rebel and NFL player Derrick Burgess, was killed Thursday when her car hydroplaned on Highway 9 in Pontotoc County. (April 12, 2013, Page 2A)
A state medical examiner’s report has ruled the death of Oxford-native Gary Darnell Blackmon, 49, an accident. Authorities believe Blackmon fell off a bridge on Highway 7 North near Abbeville. (April 5, 2013, Page 2A)