Residents living in a five-mile radius of the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department’s College Hill station should see a decrease in the price of their homeowners insurance now that the Mississippi State Rating Bureau has reduced the area’s fire rating from 10 to 8. (July 7, 2011, Page 1)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to allow the county road manager to route logging trucks down County Road 477 to avoid driving on CR 432 due to concerns over the weight of the trucks crossing the two bridges along the road. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)
After almost an hour-long debate, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to meet with city of Oxford and University of Mississippi officials to discuss building additional tennis courts. (July 6, 2011, Page 1)
The Fourth of July kicked off Monday morning with the Stars and Stripes 5K and Family Fun Run, sponsored by the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society. The annual children’s parade followed. (July 5, 2011, Page 3)
A homeless man was found dead Monday inside his tent at Clear Creek. His name is being withheld until notification of next of kin can be made. No foul play is suspected. (July 5, 2011, Page 2)
With many folks planning on barbecuing and spending time outdoors this weekend, taking a few extra steps and can helps keep everyone safe and sound. (July 1, 2011, Page 1A)
The last day to register to vote in the upcoming primary election on Aug. 2 is this Saturday. The Lafayette County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday to accommodate last-minute voter registrations. (July 1, 2011, Page 3A)
Ethiopian Ambassador to the U.S. Girma Biru Geda addressed a classroom of mostly Lott Leadership Institute high school students and a handful of Ole Miss students and faculty Wednesday at the EF Yerby Conference Center on campus.
Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, five people in the LOU community will get $50,000 toward the purchase of a home in the Community Green subdivision.
More than 1,400 applicants attended the Winchester job fair Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center.