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Panty thief a convicted burglary

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)

The Reviews play Red House and White Star Tavern this weekend

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)

Watermelon Carnival

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)

Watermelon Carnival

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)

Watermelon Carnival

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)

Dealing with heat is serious business

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)

New W.V. grocery recalls days gone by

Alexe van Beuren got tired of driving to Oxford from Water Valley whenever she ran out of her favorite milk from the Brown Family Dairy or some home-grown produce.
To rectify the situation she took matters into her own hands and opened her own grocery store. (June 11, 2010, Page 1B)

Let’s look at other towns offering Sunday alcohol sales

Local restaurant owner John M. Currence writes, in a guest column, that there are two distinct sides appearing unable to give much ground in the debate over allowing the sale of alcohol in Oxford on Sundays, and he suggests that the best way to reach a compromise might be for both sides to take a look at other communities that allow Sunday sales. (June 2, 2010, Page 4)

Saying good-bye to a beloved school

A CONVERSATION WITH — Kainen Gilley graduates tonight at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum as part of the Water Valley High School Class of 2010. He transferred to WVHS as a seventh-grader from the Mississippi School for the Blind in Jackson, and has since developed a deep affection for Water Valley schools, and for the teachers, administrators and fellow students who have supported him. He will next spend several months at an independent living facility in Tupelo.

(more…) (May 20, 2010, Page 3)

MDOT projects moving forward

Work to replace three bridges in Lafayette County is about 50 percent complete, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. The bridges, all located on Highway 331 in the Tula area, are being replaced by Talbot Brothers Construction and Grading of Nesbit. (April 7, 2010, Page 2)

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