Did you feel relief before you felt concern after the severe storms and tornadoes blew through earlier this week? Editor Don Whitten writes that you’re not alone — that’s an expected reaction that turns into concern and wanting to help very quickly. (May 2, 2014, Page 4A)
No major damage was reported in Oxford and Lafayette County after Saturday’s storm. (December 23, 2013, Page 1)
A quick storm Thursday night produced a lot of damage and took out power for a lot of the city and some areas in the county. Crews continued to work Friday morning on the damages as more storms came through the area. (June 28, 2013, Page 1A)
The last day for victims of the April 27th storms to register for federal assistance is Tuesday. So far, in Lafayette County, 191 people have registered for help. (June 27, 2011, Page 1)
Americans are now experiencing tremendous storm and stress – or Sturm und Drang, as the Germans call it. Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about the challenges we’ve faced through the years, and notes that we should use the upcoming Memorial Day holiday to honor those who gave on battlefields – but also those who fought and won economic and natural wars on the home front. (May 24, 2011, Page 4)
People throughout Lafayette County and surrounding areas spent a hectic 24 hours or so dealing with storms, tornadoes and the threat of them, and will now begin dealing with the aftermath and helping those who suffered major damage. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at Tuesday night and Wednesday, and hopes for a long spell without any more days like them. (April 28, 2011, Page 4)
A strong storm cell that wreaked havoc in some parts of Mississippi took it easier on Lafayette County, according to emergency management officials.
No local reports have been made of damage due to the high winds associated with Monday night’s storm, said Oxford Emergency Coordinator Jimmy Allgood.
In Lafayette County, Emergency Coordinator David Shaw said his office received a few reports of some trees being blown down. (November 30, 2010, Page 1)