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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mike Martin

Oxford’s Martin getting head start on AD job

Mike Martin hasn’t wasted any time getting back to his roots. When Oxford High football coach and athletic director Johnny Hill announced earlier this year his decision to retire following the upcoming season, the school also announced Martin, who serves as principal at OHS, would split athletic director duties with Hill beginning July 1 before taking over the position full-time once Hill’s retirement becomes official after the fall semester. But Martin isn’t waiting for the official title. (May 5, 2015, Page 7)

Ormon brings experience to Lady Chargers

While looking for the next Oxford High girls basketball coach, incoming athletic director Mike Martin walked to the gym from time to time to meet with members of the team, keeping them updated on the search. Martin’s main message? Be patient. He believes the next leader of the Lady Chargers was worth the wait. (May 4, 2015, Page 7)

Oxford hires Ormon to leads girls basketball program

The search for Oxford High School’s next girls basketball coach is over. (April 28, 2015, Page 1B)

Bradley Roberson named new principal at Oxford High School

The Oxford School District announced Monday that Bradley Roberson would be the new Oxford High School principal, effective July 1. (March 3, 2015, Page 3)

Hill aims to leave Oxford ‘better than when I found it’

Just like they do to end every school day, Oxford High’s football players reported to the field house for seventh-period workouts Wednesday. But coach Johnny Hill had something he needed to tell them before they began.

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Whose job is it to parent our children?

A curfew for youngsters 16 and under. Set by the city. Enforced by the police. What? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at OPD Chief Joey East’s proposal and wonders where the problem really is if the government feels it needs to get involved in parenting. (September 5, 2013, Page 4)

New OPD head to make changes

The Board of Aldermen approved a plan from in-coming police chief Joey East to restructure the Oxford Police Department to streamline the administration staff under two majors. (January 3, 2013, Page 1)

DUI arrests remain low

Oxford Police arrested two people for DUI this New Year’s holiday and reported no serious or fatal wrecks. However, highway patrol troopers worked four fatal wrecks in other areas around Mississippi. (January 2, 2013, Page 1, 2)

Police step up holiday enforcement

Local law enforcement agencies will be beefing up patrols during the holidays to get drunk drivers off the roads and prevent burglaries. (December 21, 2012, Page 2A)

East is city’s new top cop

The Board of Aldermen has hired Joey East as the new chief of police for Oxford Police Department. East has almost 23 years in law enforcement and currently serves as assistant chief at OPD. (December 17, 2012, Page 1A)

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