The College Hill Store has served the College Hill community for more than 175 years. The small historic structure provided goods for some of the earliest settlers in Lafayette County, and today it continues to be a gathering place for locals and visitors. (July 19, 2013, Page 1B)
A short but powerful storm ripped through Oxford Thursday, causing trees to fall on power lines and blocking some roads and causing some minor damage at Lafayette High School’s athletic fields. (May 31, 2013, Page 1A)
Officials with D. Carroll Construction said Monday the bike lanes on South Lamar Boulevard could be complete in two weeks if weather permits. (September 18, 2012, Page 1)
Cyclists will ride in silence for an hour Wednesday in honor of those who have lost their lives while biking along north Mississippi roads.
The Ride of Silence event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lyceum on the University of Mississippi campus. (May 15, 2012, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved a new well, a cement structure to house it in, and a new iron-filtering system for Punkin Water Association Thursday night. (December 23, 2011, Page 2A)
Residents living in a five-mile radius of the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department’s College Hill station should see a decrease in the price of their homeowners insurance now that the Mississippi State Rating Bureau has reduced the area’s fire rating from 10 to 8. (July 7, 2011, Page 1)
Convicted killer Anthony Jenkins is up for parole for the third time. In July 1985, he shot and killed 4-year-old James Neal Freeman, son of Bobby and Debi Freeman of the College Hill area. The Freeman’s are protesting his release and are asking others to send letters protesting his release to the Mississippi Parole Board. (December 10, 2010, Page 1A)
Lafayette County interim coroner Rocky Kennedy won the race Tuesday to keep the position he was appointed to by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors one year ago.
With all 18 precincts reporting by 9 p.m., Kennedy walked away with 59.04 percent of the votes. His opponent, Richard Shivers, took 29.16 percent of the votes while former coroner Lonnie Weaver had just 11.66 percent of the votes.
“I’m glad it’s over,” Kennedy said. “But I think Lafayette County made the right choice a year ago when they appointed me, and I think when the people voted, they proved Lafayette County right.” (November 3, 2010, Page 1)
On Monday, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to pay the bill for Natalie “Nicki” Coleman, who died Thursday, under the county’s pauper burial policy.
Coroner Rocky Kennedy asked the board to consider paying for the cremation since he was unable to find next of kin of Coleman who were able to pay.
Six Lafayette County families were left homeless this weekend when a fire ripped through the Pine Cove Creek Apartments Friday evening. Lafayette County fire inspector Darren Roy was called in to investigate the fire who said the cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.
No one was hurt in the fire but the six families were left with nothing.
The Lafayette County chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the families with shelter, food and clothing. Anyone wishing to make a donation can send a check to: North Central Mississippi American Red Cross Service Center, P.O. Box 97, Oxford, MS 38655. For more information, call 236-1282. (October 26, 2010, Page 10)