Online Edition
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Highway 314

Old Sardis Road to be renamed for fallen cyclist

A ceremony to re-name Old Sardis Road the Kevser Ermin Memorial Highway will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Lafayette County Chancery Building. (October 16, 2012, Page 3)

College Hill reopening hits snag

Centerpoint workers are at College Hill Road this afternoon completing repairs on a broken gas line that stalled the reopening of the road Friday. (July 31, 2012, Page 1)

Cyclist Death still affects many

Six months after Kevser Ermin’s tragic death, many are still struggling with unanswered questions while her family tries to celebrate her life. (April 20, 2012, Page 1A)

Highway name change would honor fallen biker

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors and local House Rep. Tommy Reynolds are asking the State Legislature to allow a 4.5 mile portion of Old Sardis Road to be renamed the Kevser Ermin Memorial Highway, named after Ermin who was killed last month while riding her bike along that road. (November 8, 2011, Page 1)

Is Oxford a safe biking community?

Bicyclist’s death raises concerns and questions in regards to the safety for all cyclists on Oxford’s roads. (October 24, 2011, Page 1A)

No charges filed in death of cyclist

No charges or citations have been brought against Grady Bailey — a University of Mississippi students who was driving the vehicle that struck and killed bicyclist and Ole Miss doctoral candidate Kevser Ermin as she was traveling on Old Sardis Road Friday. (October 11, 2011)

Bicyclist killed Friday on Old Sardis Road

Cycling community mourns the loss of Kevser Ermin, 27, who was killed Friday when a vehicle rammed into the back of her while she rode her bicycle on Old Sardis Road coming from the lake. A memorial bike ride is being planned for Sunday. (October 10, 2011, Page 1A, 10A)

Bicyclist killed on Hwy. 314

Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy has reported a woman was killed Friday morning on Highway 314, west of the FNC Park, when she was struck by a car while on her bicycle.

Kevser Ermin, 27, was  pronounced dead at the scene from injuries she sustained after being hit by a car.

Ermin, who was working on her doctorate degree in health and exercise science at the University of Mississippi, was traveling east on Highway 314 (Old Sardis Road), toward Oxford. The driver of the vehicle that struck the woman was at the scene when investigators arrived.

The incident is being investigated by the Mississippi Highway Patrol who confirmed Ermin’s death and reported that no one else was injured. (October 7, 2011)

Another roadblock to safety?

If city and county officials sign a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, an improved intersection at Highway 6 and West Jackson Avenue could still be three years out.

But whether that MOU will be signed anytime soon is still under debate by city and county officials. Both sides have admitted in public meetings to having “issues” with the MOU. (April 19, 2011, Page 1A)

REMAX Legacy Realty Oxford Eagle