Some Oxford police officers may soon get to take their patrol cars home with them after their shift ends in an effort to increase the life of patrol vehicles and deter crimes in neighborhoods. (November 21, 2013, Page 1, 2)
Capt. James King with the Oxford Police Department hasn’t been too surprised at the violations he’s seen during his first month as Oxford’s new Code Enforcement Officer. (November 12, 2013, Page 1)
Two University of Mississippi students were killed Saturday morning after a wreck on Highway 7 near University Avenue.
At 4:45 a.m. a vehicle carrying four Ole Miss students overturned, killing two. The driver was taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis and another passenger remains at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. The Oxford Police Department is investigating the cause of the wreck.
The two students pronounced dead at the scene were Christopher J. Grimaud, 20, of St. Louis, and Kevin J. Eagan, 18, of St. Charles, Mo. (November 9, 2013)
Oxford Chief of Police Joey East writes to thank all of the sponsors who helped the OPD put on its open house earlier this month as well as the members of the community who turned out for the event. (October 25, 2013, Page 4A)
Local police were kept busy during the weekend between traffic and arrests but overall, officials say things ran much smoother for the LSU game than last week’s Texas A&M game.
The city of Oxford continue to evaluate game day parking and traffic issues following Saturday’s home game against Texas A&M. Cars were stuck in traffic for two hours or more following the game. (October 14, 2013, Page 1A, 7A)
The Oxford Police Department is hosting an Open House Saturday with refreshments, children’s activities and tours of the department to showcase recent improvements to the building. (October 3, 2013, Page 2)
The Oxford Police Department, along with ABC and Youth Service Division of the Attorney General’s Office investigated several Oxford stores and restaurants last night, conducting compliance checks which results in 59 citations and two charged with selling alcohol to a minor. (September 20, 2013, Page 8A)
No tax hike needed to fund Oxford government for at least one more year. (September 11, 2013, Page 1, 2)
A curfew for youngsters 16 and under. Set by the city. Enforced by the police. What? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at OPD Chief Joey East’s proposal and wonders where the problem really is if the government feels it needs to get involved in parenting. (September 5, 2013, Page 4)