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)
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)
There are two sides to the no-show situation and both sides must be responsible. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at how many businesses handle the issue as well as how one set of parents who put on a lavish birthday party. (January 21, 2015, Page 4A)
President Barack Obama could just as easily have pointed at a plan supported locally that helps provide tuition assistance for junior college students as other areas of the country. The president’s plan to make junior college education free for all needs further study, but certainly sounds promising if it can be paid for. (January 21, 2015, Page 4A)
Jim Shollenberger writes to say that Initiative 42 will help education in Mississippi by improving funding while the alternative offered by the Legislature offers little to nothing. The Lafayette-Oxford-University MLK Day of Service Planning Committee writes to thank all int he community who took part in Monday’s event. (January 21, 2015, Page 4A)