An Oxford man was killed in a one-car wreck Thursday afternoon near the on ramp on Highway 6 and Old Taylor Road heading west after the car apparently veered off the road.
According to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy, Tommy Brown, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene. Brown was a life-long resident of Oxford and owner of Brown Insurance.
Brown was traveling east in his white 2011 Ford F250 pickup on Highway 6 between Coliseum Drive and Old Taylor Road when he crossed over the median for unknown reasons and left the roadway near the Old Taylor Road ramp, according to the Oxford Police Department. (October 20, 2011)
It’s a little more than a week until the Halloween parties and trick-or-treating begins, and Editor Don Whitten wonders if you’ve got all of your Halloween costumes yet. Whitten looks back at homemade outfits and warns that may be ahead for folks that delay much longer. (October 20, 2011, Page 4)
Dr. Carroll Stone writes to support the Personhood Amendment from three perspectives, while Lauren Dorsey writes to share a problem she and fellow OMS students are having. (October 20, 2011, Page 4)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors have used $10 million of the $30 million gained from the sale of Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi to pay off all outstanding bonds for the county. (October 19, 2011, Page 1)
The third annual Breast Cancer Survivor Fashion Show will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist association building on Highway 334. (October 19, 2011, Page 5)
The first 250 people to show up at Interfaith Compassion Ministry between 2 and 6 p.m. Thursday will receive a free flu shot. (October 19, 2011, Page 12)
The Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit, along with other area law enforcement agencies arrested 22 Oxford residents on various drug sale charges, with crack sales heading up the list. The arrests were part of an undercover operation called, “Operation Knight Rider.” Another three were arrested this weekend in an unrelated investigation. (October 19, 2011, Page 2)
The Art For Everyone Fair held at the Powerhouse on Tuesday raised $3,500 for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Endowment and J.E. Pitts Memorial Fund. (October 19, 2011, Page 1)
Lamar Advertising is requesting to work with the city on allowing digital billboards within the city limits after the city has given a seven year extension to have the regular boards restricted to just industrial zones. (October 19, 2011, Page 1)
A group of local Boy Scouts from Troop 144 attended part of Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting at City Hall as part of the requirements for one of their merit badges. Editor Don Whitten wonders what their reports about their visit to watch their local leaders work will include. (October 19, 2011, Page 4)