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Friday, August 22, 2014

West Springhill

Reward offered to find missing man

The Lafayette County Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that would help them find a local man missing for more than two weeks.
Investigators say McKenzie Darrell Frierson, 27, has not contacted his family since Jan. 31.
From the West Springhill community, he is black, 5-feet, 9-inches tall, 210 pounds, with a full beard and mustache. He was last seen in the Brittany Woods subdivision.
Investigator Scott Mills said his department has been chasing down tips and leads, however none have panned out and Frierson, known as “Rell,” is still missing.
“The Sheriff’s Department and his family are concerned he may have met with foul play with the time lapse being so long,” Mills said this morning.
Mills hopes the reward will entice anyone with information on Frierson’s whereabouts to come forward.
“If he’s OK we really want him to get in touch with his mother so she stops worrying,” Mills said.
Anyone with information on Frierson’s whereabouts should call Crimestoppers at 234-8477 or the LCSD at 234-6421. (February 20, 2013, Page 2)

Shooting at West Springhill

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting that occurred last night in West Springhill where one man was injured. (December 13, 2012, Page 2)

Land ownership issue tables private park

A West Springhill man’s plans to run an event park on private party were put on hold after the Lafayette County Planning Commission tabled his request until questions about who actually owns the property are answered. (September 27, 2011, Page 1)

City proposes water, sewer rate hike

The city of Oxford is proposing a rate hike for water and sewer service for its residents and current customers as well as setting rates for current Bell Utilities customers if the city’s plans to purchase the utility system’s water and sewer systems and customer base are approved. The Public Service Commission must give approval for the purchase and rates to go forward. (August 19, 2010, Page 1)

City considers buying Bell Utilities

The Oxford Board of Aldermen and Mayor Pat Patterson are considering a request from Bell Utilities to purchase the water and sewer company that currently serves county residents. But according to financial records, Bell Utilities is losing $198,735 a year in water service revenue and $155,501 in sewer service revenue. (January 11, 2010, Page 1)

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