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)
Oxford Eagle Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg, who covers courts and crime, receives lots of emails and calls asking why – or why not – something or someone made it into the daily crime report. Schnugg explains the newspaper’s policy and gives a bit of background for readers who might be wondering. (July 21, 2011, Page 4)
The final in an occasional series following the first year of Oxford High School Principal Mike Martin concludes with lessons learned and the biggest challenges. (June 21, 2011, Page 5)
The Oxford High School Class of 2011 enjoyed a play day before ending their senior year while carrying on a long standing tradition of the senior day parade. (May 20, 2011, Page 1B)
The Oxford and University of Mississippi police departments are getting ready for what is one of the busiest weekends of the year. (May 13, 2011, Page 3A)
A small crowd attended the annual Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony held Wednesday in front of Oxford City Hall. (May 12, 2011, Page 1)
Justin Carrol, 26 and Waymon Terry Russell, 40, both of Collierville, Tenn were taken into custody on Wednesday after a manhunt that led to a lockdown of city schools. The two have been charged with at least three counts of burglary with additional charges pending.
Lockdown procedures ran smoothly at the Oxford School District, officials say. (March 24, 2011, Page 1)
Third in a series following the first year of Oxford High School Principal Mike Martin where Martin shares the work put into planning for the new school and working with students and improving discipline. (March 22, 2011, Page 6)
Someone tagged Ajax Diner and the Skipwith Cottage with black spraypaint sometimes Sunday night. Ajax Diner owner Randy Yates is offered a $300 reward for information. (February 1, 2011, Page 2)
The leash law has been amended to strengthen some language to ensure pets remain on a leash when on public property, particularly in places like Pat Lamar Park. Owners may find themselves with a $173 fine if they don’t follow the law. (December 22, 2010, Page 1)