The Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association held its annual banquet Thursday night at the National Guard Armory where they celebrated and honored the Office of the Year awarded to Deputy Dave Cullison, Support Personnel of the Year Robert Sockwell and gave a special Medal of Valor award to five University Police officers, Lt. Anthony Hernandez, Gage Vance, Will Anderson, Jay Plunk and Matt Defore. (January 18, 2013, Page 1A)
Before the coals were lit and the tradition of grilling got underway on Monday, many Oxford and Lafayette County residents gathered at the National Guard Armory for a somber and respectful ceremony to honor those veterans who have died and remember all military men and women who have served their country. (May 29, 2012, Page 1, 16)
Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to choose from, giving everyone a chance to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure the liberties we all enjoy today. (May 25, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)
The Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, along with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the city of Oxford, will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 in the parking lot of the National Guard Armory, next to the Oxford Conference Center off Sisk Avenue.
The collection day is a time when everyone can safely dispose of items like pain, motor oil, batteries, old computers, household and lawn chemicals and their containers, tires, florescent bulbs, and pesticides. (April 13, 2012, Page 3A)
What do counties surrounding Lafayette have that we don’t? How about a multi-purpose building or center? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a proposal that Earl Babb is taking to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors next week that makes the possibility of such a facility look like a win-win situation for the L-O-U community. (February 17, 2012, Page 4A)
A hunter education class has been set for the 2012 season. The class will be held from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Oxford National Guard Armory. For more information, call 662-840-5172. All persons born on or after Jan. 1, 1972, that have reached the age of 12, must complete the hunter education course before they can hunt or obtain a license. (September 6, 2011)
Veterans and those who support them spent Monday morning honoring those who gave all for the freedoms everyone enjoys each day during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony held at the National Guard Armory. (May 31, 2011, Page 1)
Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to give everyone a chance to honor those who gave all.
— Community service at 10 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Oxford; guest speaker will be Don Hutson
— Mississippi State Veteran’s Home at 10 a.m.; guest speaker will be SP5 Jimmy C. Reed Jr.
— Water Valley VFW at 11 a.m. on Main Street; free lunch provided following service. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A,3A)
University Police Department’s Jane Tutor took home the award for Officer of the Year last night during the annual awards banquet of the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officer’s Association. Tutor, captain of investigations, has been with UPD since 2003. Winning the award for Support Personnel of the Year was Angie Hughes, a 911 dispatcher with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department for 13 years.
The annual Veterans Day ceremony, held at the National Guard Armory Thursday, started off with patriotic music supplied by the Oxford Middle School Band, under the direction of Marsha Morgan, Len Killough and Jared Brownlee.
Jeff Bruce, chaplain of the American Legion Post 55, gave the invocation, and Lloyd Oliphant, president of the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, welcomed the crowd. (November 12, 2010, Page 1A)