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Rocky Kennedy

Bicyclist killed Friday on Old Sardis Road

Cycling community mourns the loss of Kevser Ermin, 27, who was killed Friday when a vehicle rammed into the back of her while she rode her bicycle on Old Sardis Road coming from the lake. A memorial bike ride is being planned for Sunday. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A, 10A)

Bicyclist killed on Hwy. 314

Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy has reported a woman was killed Friday morning on Highway 314, west of the FNC Park, when she was struck by a car while on her bicycle.

Kevser Ermin, 27, was  pronounced dead at the scene from injuries she sustained after being hit by a car.

Ermin, who was working on her doctorate degree in health and exercise science at the University of Mississippi, was traveling east on Highway 314 (Old Sardis Road), toward Oxford. The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman was at the scene when investigators arrived.

The incident is being investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol who confirmed Ermin’s death and reported that no one else was injured. (October 7, 2011)

Heat warnings remain

Temperatures are expected to hit close to 100 again over the weekend. The heat is being blamed for two deaths in Memphis. Warnings from the National Weather Service remain in affect today and Saturday. Forecasters say north Mississippi should see a slight break in temperatures mid-week next week. (August 5, 2011, Page 1A)

Kennedy returns as county coroner

Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy will serve for another four years after winning in Tuesday’s primary election. (August 3, 2011, Page 2)

Homeless man defies stereotype

The family of the late Melvon Taylor are grateful for the kindness and generosity showed to their loved one during his 20-plus years living as a homeless man. (July 18, 2011, Page 1)

Homeless man found dead

A homeless man was found dead Monday inside his tent at Clear Creek. His name is being withheld until notification of next of kin can be made. No foul play is suspected. (July 5, 2011, Page 2)

Local woman, 23, killed in wreck

Ariel Bliss Mitchell Rodger, 23, was killed Monday when her car went off the side of  road on Highway 328 in Taylor.  Visitation has been planned for Wednesday evening at Waller Funeral Home with the funeral set for Thursday at First Baptist Church of Oxford. (June 21, 2011, Page 2)

LHS grad, 19, killed in wreck

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)

City employee killed in 1-car wreck

Kenneth Mullin Sr, 55 of Oxford, an employee of the city, was killed in a car accident Thursday afternoon. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of Mullin’s funeral arrangements. (April 29, 2011, Page 2A)

**BREAKING NEWS: Storm kills one

A 55-year-old Oxford man died this morning after he lost control of his 18-wheeler on Highway 30.

Early reports say the man was traveling east near County Road 257 at about 4 this morning when his tractor trailer hit a fallen pine tree that was in the road. He lost control of the truck and ran off the road. He was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi where he was pronounced dead, according to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy, (April 27, 2011)

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