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Friday, December 19, 2014

Brittany Woods

Newest Habitat home dedicated

Nakia Carrothers and her two children moved in their new home last month that was built through the Oxford-Lafayette County Habitat for Humanity. (November 4, 2013, Page 1A)

Reward offered to find missing man

The Lafayette County Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that would help them find a local man missing for more than two weeks.
Investigators say McKenzie Darrell Frierson, 27, has not contacted his family since Jan. 31.
From the West Springhill community, he is black, 5-feet, 9-inches tall, 210 pounds, with a full beard and mustache. He was last seen in the Brittany Woods subdivision.
Investigator Scott Mills said his department has been chasing down tips and leads, however none have panned out and Frierson, known as “Rell,” is still missing.
“The Sheriff’s Department and his family are concerned he may have met with foul play with the time lapse being so long,” Mills said this morning.
Mills hopes the reward will entice anyone with information on Frierson’s whereabouts to come forward.
“If he’s OK we really want him to get in touch with his mother so she stops worrying,” Mills said.
Anyone with information on Frierson’s whereabouts should call Crimestoppers at 234-8477 or the LCSD at 234-6421. (February 20, 2013, Page 2)

City continues to improve former Bell Utilities

The city of Oxford has spent about $2.5 million in improving, upgrading and closing water and sewer systems once owned by Bell Utilities since purchasing Bell in 2011. (January 7, 2013, Page 1A, 2A)

Family to get new home

Oxford-Lafayette Habitat for Humanity is building a new home for Nakia Carrothers and her two children in the Brittany Woods subdivision. (March 26, 2012, Page 1)

Two plead guilty in beating death

The last two of four men charged with beating and killing Derald “Pete” Connell have pleaded guilty. Douglas W. Jones, 22, and Justin Eugene Montez, 26, were sentenced  Wednesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole for their role in the deadly beating. Also pleading guilty  Wednesday in unrelated cases were Oxford attorney Michael Wall for two counts of cocaine possession and Lou Ann White for beating her husband, Henry White, to death last year. (April 21, 2011, Page 1)

City may buy Bell assets

After nine months of negotiations and appraisals, the city of Oxford is ready to offer Bell Utilities $2.3 million to purchase its systems and assets. The city would not be buying Bell Utilities as an entire entity, only its water/sewer systems and customer base. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)

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