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Friday, October 31, 2014

Taylor

Abbeville Autumnfest a great example of local festivals

It’s October and time for fall festivals, and one of the longest-running ones in the area is the Autumnfest in Abbeville. We applaud the folks in Abbeville for annually hosting one of the area’s best festivals and encourage everyone to travel to northern Lafayette County on Saturday if you have the opportunity. (October 10, 2014, Page 4A)

Positive ID made on Emerick

The Mississippi Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified that the boy of a male found in the Yocona River on Monday was that of Lafayette County resident, Stephen Tyler Emerick, Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy said. The medical examiner also determined there was no sign of “lethal trauma” to the body and no evidence of an assault or foul play on behalf of another person. (May 8, 2013, Page 2A)

Search for missing teen continues

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department and area search and rescue teams were back out this morning in the Grinder Switch area searching for missing 19-year-old Stephen Tyler Emerick.

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MDOT plans to replace wooden bridges

MDOT will soon be getting bids on a construction project that will replace eight wooden bridges on Highway 328, leading into Taylor. (March 28, 2013, Page 1)

Man charged in Taylor road death

George Serrico Williams, 42, was charged with manslaughter by culpable negligence in the death of his cousin, Jeffrey O’Neal Booker, 27, of Taylor who was found dead on Old Taylor Road last week. Water Valley Police are also looking to close the against in the death of Timothy “Tim-Tim” O’Neal, who was found dead Aug. 6 on Highway 7 in Water Valley, also hit by a car. The two cases are unrelated. (August 17, 2012, Page 1A)

Legend of Lafayette County’s lost Indian gold

Former Oxonian J.W. “Jay” Mitchell writes a guest column about a longtime local legend – gold that Indians received for their land was buried in Lafayette County – he heard at a recent class reunion. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

Are times a-changin’ in LOU community?

Editor Don Whitten wonders if there’s a new era of cooperation between local entities in the city, county and university coming on with talk of expansion of tennis courts in Oxford. (February 3, 2012, Page 4A)

Teacher returns home to open Plein Air Montessori School

Karyn Jankowski and her assistant Adrienne Brown hope to create an atmosphere where children enjoy learning and their pace at the Plein Air Monterssori School in Taylor that serves children from Oxford and Lafayette County, ages 2 and a half to 6 years old. (December 2, 2011, Page 1B)

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)

Plein Air wants to gain resort status

While the Village of Taylor Board of Aldermen voted to shoot down a request by the developers of Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor to sign an application to gain resort status and be able to sell alcohol in its commercial district, Mayor James E. Hamilton volunteered to sign the application in support of the resort status. (April 6, 2011, Page 1)

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