While few violations were found on the Square, city fire inspectors were double checking occupancy levels at many restaurants and bars on the Square on Thursday night. These inspections are expected to continue through the weekend. There are questions from business owners, however, about the frequency and randomness of the checks. (October 14, 2011, Page 1A)
The Oxford Police Department cracked down on DUIs during the recent national campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” (September 9, 2011, Page 2A)
Oxford Police Department reported less than half of the amount of arrests during this year’s Labor Day and first home-game weekend. (September 6, 2011, Page 1)
Al Povall writes to say that bar owners should incur the major portion of the cost of hiring addition policemen to help deal with unruly crowds during peak business hours and when the bars close. (September 1, 2011, Page 4)
Five people were issued notices to appear in court for leaving trash in their yards by Oxford police officers. (August 30, 2011, Page 3)
OPD investigators arrested Morgan Henry, 22, of Oxford for allegedly holding up the Oxford Family Pharmacy for pain medication two weeks ago. Sheriff Department investigators arrested Reggie Benson, 24, of Oxford for being one of several involved in a home invasion robbery Friday. More arrests are expected.
After seeing footage of a fight on the Square last Monday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a request from Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin to hire four new police officers to focus on the Downtown Business District.
* Photo courtesy of WREG (August 29, 2011, Page 1A)
A large incoming freshman class keep University of Mississippi and police officials hopping during the first week of classes. (August 26, 2011, Page 1A)
The Panola County Sheriff’s Department announced that Ricky Russell of Murphy Ridge Road has been found. Russell, who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease, was found early Friday morning and is “OK.” (August 26, 2011, Page 2A)
The Oxford Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at Oxford Family Pharmacy, formerly Waller’s Discount Drugs where an armed gunman demanded narcotic pain medication. (August 11, 2011, Page 2A)