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LHS senior dies in car wreck

A Lafayette High School senior, John Mills, 18, was killed Saturday night when his car went off the side of the road on CR 325 at about 10:30 p.m. for unknown reasons. A candlelight vigil is being held in his memory at 7 p.m. tonight at the high school. (September 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Rash of car burglaries reported

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents in the northern part of Oxford to keep their vehicles secure and watch for suspicious people in their neighborhoods after a rash of vehicle burglaries Wednesday night. (September 6, 2012, Page 2)

Man charged in Taylor road death

George Serrico Williams, 42, was charged with manslaughter by culpable negligence in the death of his cousin, Jeffrey O’Neal Booker, 27, of Taylor who was found dead on Old Taylor Road last week. Water Valley Police are also looking to close the against in the death of Timothy “Tim-Tim” O’Neal, who was found dead Aug. 6 on Highway 7 in Water Valley, also hit by a car. The two cases are unrelated. (August 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Taylor man dead after being hit by car

A Taylor man is the second area resident to be hit and killed while walking on the side of the road in the last week. However, law enforcement is saying the two are not connected.
Jeffrey O’Neal Booker, 27, was found laying on County Road 323 in Taylor at about 10:30 p.m. Friday night. (August 13, 2012, Page 1)

Burglar hits Abbeville twice

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two burglaries that occurred in Abbeville Sunday night.
According to officials, a burglar attempted to break into the Abbeville Post Office and then broke into the Abbeville Bank. (June 26, 2012, Page 2)

Lukewarm reception to paid parking

Comments for and against, and questions about the city’s plan to implement paid parking to help manage parking issues on the Square where heard for about an hour Tuesday night during a public hearing at City Hall. (May 16, 2012, Page 1, 14)

More women learning to use guns for self defense

The Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association offers women’s handgun familiarization course last week at the F.D. “Buddy” Training Complex. A men’s course is being offered on May 5. Read today’s Oxford Living to learn more about the one-day course. (April 13, 2012, Page 1B)

Bicyclists, motorists must learn to share the road

Several months after new laws were passed to promote cyclist safety, some bikers still do not feel safe on many of the area’s roadways. (April 6, 2012, Page 1A)

$5,000 reward offered in bank robbery

The Lafayette County Crimestopers and Bank of Holly Springs are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for robbing a bank in Abbeville on Tuesday. (December 2, 2011, Page 2A)

Bank robbers still at large

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is still searching for two male suspects believed to have taken a large sum of money during an armed robbery at the Abbeville branch of the Bank of Holly Springs in Abbeville Tuesday. (November 30, 2011, Page 1)

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