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Highway 7

No answers in Oxford man’s death

Water Valley Police are still looking for answers in the death of Oxford resident, Timothy “Tim Tim” O’Neal Key, who was found dead on Highway 7 in Water Valley laying in the road with a head wound early Monday morning. (August 10, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

Tallahatchie River bridge ‘structurally deficient’

The Mississippi Department of Transporation is planning to replace the Tallahatchie River truss bridge on Highway 7 with a concrete span bridge. (August 1, 2012, Page 1)

Urgent Care Clinic can keep sign

The Oxford Planning Commission approved an 18-foot sign ordinance variance during Monday’s meeting to allow Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford to keep its sign. (June 12, 2012, Page 1)

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)

Local woman, 23, killed in wreck

Ariel Bliss Mitchell Rodger, 23, was killed Monday when her car went off the side of  road on Highway 328 in Taylor.  Visitation has been planned for Wednesday evening at Waller Funeral Home with the funeral set for Thursday at First Baptist Church of Oxford. (June 21, 2011, Page 2)

MDOT helps keep Mississippi beautiful

Mississippi Department of Transportation of the District 2 office — that covers 17 counties including Lafayette County — will be cleaning up area highways from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday as part of the annual Trash Bash event. (April 13, 2011, Page 2)

Bumpy road ahead for transit projects

A public meeting held Tuesday, sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, laid out MDOT’s 25-year plan on what Mississippi’s transportation needs are now and what they are predicted to be in 2035 as well as how to fund the growing demands with diminishing funding. (March 23, 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)

Bridge replacement project coming to a close

The replacement of three bridges on Highway 331 in the Yocona/Tula area are coming to an end, according to Mississippi Department of Transportation officials. The total cost of the project was $3,771,450. (January 27, 2011, Page 1)

Twister leaves death, destruction

The tornado that left one Abbeville woman dead and two homes destroyed was an EF 2 tornado, which means it was fast and powerful, according to the National Weather Service. The twister produced winds of up to 130 mph.
Two tornadoes were spawned by a supercell thunderstorm; the other hit Ashland where it killed three people. (May 3, 2010, Page 1A)

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