Sometimes, local columnist Jimmy Reed writes, you have to learn lessons the hard way. Reed recalls his mentor, Jaybird, teaching him about gambling and smoking and the problems those vices caused. (August 30, 2011, Page 4)
OPD investigators arrested Morgan Henry, 22, of Oxford for allegedly holding up the Oxford Family Pharmacy for pain medication two weeks ago. Sheriff Department investigators arrested Reggie Benson, 24, of Oxford for being one of several involved in a home invasion robbery Friday. More arrests are expected.
The campaign, “Stand Behind Those That Stood in Front of Us,” kicked off in March with the group aiming to raise the money by March 2012. Through the generosity of local people and organizations, the group has raised more than $33,000 with seven months to go in the year-long campaign. (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)
Oxford will receive the only FEMA grant funding this year for $750,000 to build an emergency management center on Molly Barr Road. (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)
After seeing footage of a fight on the Square last Monday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a request from Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin to hire four new police officers to focus on the Downtown Business District.
* Photo courtesy of WREG (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)
Remember your first Apple computer? Or was it, by then, called a Mac? Perhaps your first Apple product had the “i” in front of it, as in iMac, iPod, iPhone or iPad? Editor Don Whitten, after learning of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ stepping down, recalls his first Apple computer from nearly three decades ago. (August 29, 2011, Page 4A)
A large incoming freshman class keep University of Mississippi and police officials hopping during the first week of classes. (August 26, 2011, Page 1A)
The Panola County Sheriff’s Department announced that Ricky Russell of Murphy Ridge Road has been found. Russell, who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, was found early Friday morning and is “OK.” (August 26, 2011, Page 2A)
A verbal fight over a campaign sign during the primary election on Aug. 2 has led to local electrician Bubba Mize filing a formal complaint against Oxford Police Assistant Chief Joey East. (August 26, 2011, Page 2A)
Dogs in the area may catch up to the nine lives of cats thanks to the new dog rescue and training center, Drifters’ Place, which offers alternatives for at-risk pups. (August 26, 2011, Page 5A)