Demetrius Owens, 19, of Lafayette County was killed Friday morning when the car he was a passenger in overturned, throwing him out of the vehicle. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford. (more…) (May 27, 2011)
Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to give everyone a chance to honor those who gave all.
— Community service at 10 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Oxford; guest speaker will be Don Hutson
— Mississippi State Veteran’s Home at 10 a.m.; guest speaker will be SP5 Jimmy C. Reed Jr.
— Water Valley VFW at 11 a.m. on Main Street; free lunch provided following service. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A,3A)
The storms on April 27 — one month ago today — destroyed 18 homes and damaged hundreds of other homes and businesses around the county. The neighborhoods of Pine Flat, Yocona and north Oxford are rebuilding as the community joins together to help form a new long-term recovery group. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A, 8A)
Pam Horton has retired from her job as cooperative education coordinator for the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology after 27 years with the schools in Oxford and Lafayette. (May 27, 2011, Page 1a, 2a)
Rodney Flower will retire as principal of Lafayette High School at the end of June. Applications are now being accepted for the position. (May 27, 2011, Page 2a)
The Oxford Shrine Club has brought the carnival to town as a fundraising project, and the sights and sounds at the Sisk-Highway 7 intersection bring back vivid memories to Editor Don Whitten of his graduation from kiddie rides at the fair to the “big people” rides. Could a reunion be in the works for this weekend? (May 27, 2011, Page 4A)
Three major road projects aimed at improving safety and easing transit headaches got green-lighted Wednesday by local officials, but only after some heated negotiations. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
While no tornadoes were reported, straight-line winds that blew through Lafayette County Wednesday night toppled dozens of trees cause some minor to moderate damage on several homes throughout the Oxford area and widespread power outages. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
The city of Oxford is seeking a grant to establish a volunteer center that would work with the university and RSVP to develop a more comprehensive volunteer organization for the area. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
Sandy Rogers has retired from her role as director of the North Mississippi Regional Center but will begin next week serving as the executive director for Communicare for the region. (May 26, 2011, Page 2)