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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Highway 6 East

Oxford man killed in wreck

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal wreck that happened Tuesday morning on Highway 6 at the Lafayette/Pontotoc county line.  Carl E. Lockhart, 47, of Oxford was pronounced dead at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi after his Dodge Charger collided with a truck hauling logs at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday while traveling east on the highway. The wreck is still under investigation. (October 8, 2013, Page 1)

OPD seizes 1 lb. of pot; $33K in cash

Oxford police officers uncovered more than a pound of marijuana and $33,398 in cash after conducting a traffic stop Monday night on Highway 6 East. Two Memphis men, Larry L. Miller and Rojard M. Lake, are in the Lafayette County Detention Center charged with possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana. (March 21, 2012, Page 2)

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)

LHS grad, 19, killed in wreck

Demetrius Owens, 19, of Lafayette County was killed Friday morning when the car he was a passenger in overturned, throwing him out of the vehicle. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford. (more…) (May 27, 2011)

Man beaten to death

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of a 69-year-old man who was allegedly beaten to death in the county at about 9 p.m. Thursday.
Derald “Pete” Connell, 69, died from injuries he received from an assault that took place off Highway 6 East, in the area of the county near the Brittany Woods subdivision, Investigator Scott Mills said. (April 5, 2010, Page 1A)

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