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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

College Hill

Only in Oxford – College Hill Presbyterian Church

College Hill Presbyterian Church has a historic place in Lafayette County as one of the oldest churches in the county, and it’s the location of a piece of literary history because it’s where William Faulkner wed. (January 25, 2015, Page 1A)

Little store with a big history

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)

Strong winds cause damage

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)

Is S. Lamar bike lane project almost complete?

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)

Cycling events honor lost friends, spread awareness

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)

Planning Commission OKS new well

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)

College Hill fire rating drops 2 points

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)

Parents of slain boy ask for community’s support

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)

Kennedy elected county coroner

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)

Pauper burial OK’d for woman

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.

(more…) (November 2, 2010, Page 1)

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