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Alyssa Schnugg

State Appeals court upholds church dispute

The state Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a judge’s ruling that subdivision covenants will not prevent the Oxford Church of Christ from moving to a new site north of town in the Long Meadow subdivision. (April 28, 2011, Page 8)

Domestic shelter lays off workers

To prepare for the worst, the board of directors for the Domestic Violence Project laid off the majority of its employees after the Secretary of State’s Office issued a “cease and desist” order against the shelter last month. (April 27, 2011, Page 2)

Ready for the great shake?

After a day filled with storms and tornado warnings, students in Lafayette County School District will be learning what to do in case of another type of natural disaster Thursday morning.

At 10:15 a.m., students will be practicing the “Drop, Cover and Hold On,” in case of an earthquake during the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.

 (April 27, 2011, Page 7)

One killed in powerful storms


UPDATE: SWM Company on CR 166 was damaged due to the storms. The company is looking to try and move into another building but is shut down.

Oxford School District announced at 12:50 p.m. that they will be keeping the students until the threat of storms is past. There will be no early release.

Lafayette School District said they will remain with the students in the halls until the tornado warning is past. There will be no early release.
(more…) (April 27, 2011, Page 1)

**BREAKING NEWS: Storm kills one

A 55-year-old Oxford man died this morning after he lost control of his 18-wheeler on Highway 30.

Early reports say the man was traveling east near County Road 257 at about 4 this morning when his tractor trailer hit a fallen pine tree that was in the road. He lost control of the truck and ran off the road. He was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi where he was pronounced dead, according to Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy, (April 27, 2011)

Tuscan Hills to grow by 11 homes

The Lafayette County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of 11 new single-family residences in Tuscan Hill. The commission also approved two road variances for subdivision. (April 26, 2011, Page 2)

More storms expected

Another storm front will be covering most of the Mid-South today through Wednesday and is expected to produce severe thunderstorms that include large hail — like last week’s storm, complete with high winds and possible tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

Lafayette County is under a flash flood watch, flood warning and tornado watch until midnight, unless canceled or continued, through Wednesday by the NWS. (April 26, 2011, Page 1)

Three Rivers helps drive community

From Meals on Wheels to WIN Job Centers, Three Rivers provides education possibilities, workforce training and services to the elderly on a regular basis. (April 25, 2011, Page 1A)

Better luck next year

Two bills aimed at fighting crime failed to garner enough support to get passed by lawmakers in Jackson during this recently ended legislative session. Both proposed measures were supported by local legislators and law enforcement officials. (April 22, 2011, Page 1A)

Organizers gear up for Relay for Life

The Relay of Life for Oxford-Lafayette County is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. May 6 in front of J.C. Penney’s department store on West Jackson Avenue in the old Oxford Mall parking lot. So far, the event has raised close to $50,000 in donations. (April 22, 2011, Page 1A)

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