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Friday, March 27, 2015

Highway 30

Dog’s health issues persist after abuse

Ginger, a 14-month-old Lab found a new lease on life with a family in Vermont after being rescued by an Oxford man in February. However, months of neglect are still taking its toll on the lively pup. (September 4, 2012, Page 10)

Keep your eyes on the road

UM student learns the dangers of distraction. Read about Michelle Davidson’s recent life-altering event when she looked down at her GPS for a brief moment. (May 14, 2012, Page 1A, 10A)

Neighbor enters smoking house to bring woman to safety

Tonia Adams was driving home Wednesday when she saw smoke come out her neighbor’s home on CR 206, off Highway 30. Adams was able to help the woman, 89, safely out of the house that was destroyed by a fire that started on her stove. (January 27, 2012, Page 1A)

Bike lane work to begin this spring

Members of the Oxford Pathways Commission and the city of Oxford Planning Department are making it a priority to announce to residents living along the roads slated to get new bike paths this year when and where the construction will begin in their neighborhood. Construction on the 12 miles of new bike lanes could start in March. (January 24, 2012, Page 1)

Volunteer firefighters respond to 4 fires in 24 hours

The Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department responded to four fires in a 24-hour period. Three of the four were due to lightening that struck during a fierce storm Thursday evening. (July 22, 2011, Page 2A)

New leadership takes over at local Red Cross

A new chapter manager takes the helm at the Northwest Mississippi Chapter of the American Red Cross located here in Oxford. (June 17, 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)

Think before you burn

With warmer temperatures and light breezes, burning leaves and lawn debris can get out of hand quickly. However, the U.S. Forestry and Mississippi Forestry Commission have been burning hundreds of acres over the last week in an attempt to keep wildfires at bay. (March 22, 2011, Page 1)

Officials: Stay off roads

So far this year, Oxford has seen its fourth snowiest winter ever, according to Marlene Mickelson, hydrometeorological technician with the NWS. The record is 20 inches of snow from December to February in 1985-86.

Wednesday’s 5 inches of snow shut down schools in Oxford and Lafayette County. Freezing temperatures caused roads to be covered in ice. Officials don’t expect the roads to improve much throughout the day. (February 10, 2011, Page 1)

Commission approves new AT&T cell tower

The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved a new cell tower to be constructed on Highway 30 by AT&T during its Monday’s meeting. Representatives from SBA Communications of Alabama appeared before the commission to have a tower, which will be leased and used by AT&T, constructed on Highway 30 next to the Calvary Baptist Church. (July 27, 2010, Page 3A)

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