Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the Stone family Bride’s House on College Hill Street — now Washington Avenue. It was originally built in the 1850s and was often visited by William Faulkner until it burned in 1942. (May 27, 2011, Page 2B)
Former Oxford businessman Dino Jerry Grisanti was sentenced Thursday to spend one day in jail and pay a $7,500 fine after he pleaded guilty in October to a $2 million bank fraud scheme. (May 27, 2011, Page 2A)
Children of all ages are enjoying the rides and attractions at the Oxford Shrine Club Spring Fest carnival being held through Saturday night across from the Oxford Conference Center. (May 27, 2011, Page 1B, 3B)
Demetrius Owens, 19, of Lafayette County was killed Friday morning when the car he was a passenger in overturned, throwing him out of the vehicle. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford. (more…) (May 27, 2011)
Area residents will have three programs this Memorial Day to give everyone a chance to honor those who gave all.
— Community service at 10 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Oxford; guest speaker will be Don Hutson
— Mississippi State Veteran’s Home at 10 a.m.; guest speaker will be SP5 Jimmy C. Reed Jr.
— Water Valley VFW at 11 a.m. on Main Street; free lunch provided following service. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A,3A)
The storms on April 27 — one month ago today — destroyed 18 homes and damaged hundreds of other homes and businesses around the county. The neighborhoods of Pine Flat, Yocona and north Oxford are rebuilding as the community joins together to help form a new long-term recovery group. (May 27, 2011, Page 1A, 8A)
Three major road projects aimed at improving safety and easing transit headaches got green-lighted Wednesday by local officials, but only after some heated negotiations. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
While no tornadoes were reported, straight-line winds that blew through Lafayette County Wednesday night toppled dozens of trees cause some minor to moderate damage on several homes throughout the Oxford area and widespread power outages. (May 26, 2011, Page 1)
Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks back at “surviving” the predicted Judgment Day last weekend, and takes a closer look at why she’d rather hang around a while longer before moving on for eternity. (May 26, 2011, Page 4)
Preliminary FBI figures for 2010 show crime is down from 2009 across the nation. Oxford seems to be following a similar trend. (May 25, 2011, Page 1)