While Oxford has had two bank robberies and nearby Water Valley has had one bank robbed in 2010, nationally, the Bonnie and Clyde wannabes seem to be getting fewer. (November 10, 2010, Page 1)
The man police say kept women in fear for more than three months after breaking into 11 homes and stealing their panties and other under garments was on probation at the time of his arrest for breaking into a woman’s home in 2005.
Joseph P. Lillo, 32, pleaded guilty in January 2006 to a charge of burglary of a dwelling before Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth in 2006. According to the indictment, filed in the Circuit Court in Oxford, Lillo broke into a women’s home on July 5, 2005.
The indictment does not say what Lillo stole.
He was sentenced to 20 years in prison with 12 years suspended, leaving eight years to serve. Yet less than four years later, Lillo was released from prison on Nov. 4, 2009, and placed on probation. (October 12, 2010, Page 1)
WATER VALLEY — Police authorities were still looking for a suspect who robbed the Regions Bank today at 12:30 p.m. According to information provided by Yalobusha County Sheriff Lance Humphreys, an armed white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt entered the bank and demanded money from a teller. He successfully left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and fled the bank through the front door, running as he left the scene. (more…) (October 5, 2010)
OXFORD TOWN – Catch one of Oxford’s hottest bands, The Reviews, on Friday, Aug. 20, at Red House and on Saturday at the White Star Tavern in Water Valley. The popular local trio has a plethora of originals that’ll keep you rockin’ all weekend. And, be sure to check out Page 4 of this week’s Welcome Back Rebel issue of Oxford Town for other venue listings for the weekend into next week. (August 19, 2010, Page 8, 4)
Water Valley’s 41st annual Watermelon Carnival didn’t let a little rain dampen the fun as folks showed up for arts and crafts and for all of the different competitions held each year. Jarrett Patton topped the field in the Largest Watermelon contest with one that weighed in just over 107 pounds. (August 9, 2010, Page 1)
The annual Water Valley Watermelon Carnival concludes Saturday. Sponsored by Water Valley Chamber of Commerce, the carnival will feature live music, a variety of contests and free watermelon on Saturday. (August 4, 2010)
The annual Water Valley Watermelon Carnival will be held today and Saturday this week. Sponsored by Water Valley Chamber of Commerce, the carnival will feature live music, a street dance and fireworks on Friday, and live music, a variety of contests and free watermelon on Saturday. (August 4, 2010)
The annual Water Valley Watermelon Carnival will be held Thursday through Saturday this week. Sponsored by Water Valley Chamber of Commerce, the carnival will feature live music, a street dance and fireworks on Friday, and live music, a variety of contests and free watermelon on Saturday. (August 4, 2010)
WATER VALLEY — The 2010 Watermelon Carnival doesn’t have an official slogan or theme — other than, of course, watermelons — but one look at the itinerary and it’s easy to see what the event promises the same fun from the 40 previous carnivals, but with even more to do. The annual carnival starts Thursday and continues through Saturday. (August 4, 2010, Page 1)
Editor Don Whitten has gotten a lot of feedback about a recent column where he suggested we’re too accustomed to air conditioning, and he takes a look at some of those comments as he talks about dealing with the unusually hot June days we’re experiencing. (June 16, 2010, Page 4)