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Friday, December 19, 2014

Alyssa Schnugg

Knit1 Oxford offers a haven for knitters

Knitting can be as much of a social hobby as it is a skilled one. Local knitters take time to share their work during the weekly knitting circle at Knit1 Oxford which opened its doors in August, giving local knitting enthusiasts a place to learn and share new knitting tricks. (December 3, 2010, Page 1B)

Burned bowling alley structure demolished

While The Lanes bowling alley has been released to an insurance company by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the investigation into what caused the massive blaze that destroyed Oxford’s bowling alley continues.

The shell of what remained of the fire that destroyed the 50-year-old building was demolished last week. (December 3, 2010, Page 1A)

Burglary forces audio business to close doors

For the second time this year, Arseniy Parshikov’s custom car stereo installment business has fallen victim to burglars who have stolen thousands of dollars in stereo equipment.

Sometime on Sunday, someone broke into Bump in Da Trunk, located on College Hill Switch, and stole $10,000 to $15,000 worth of electronics, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department investigator Scott Hill said. Because of the “insanity,” Parshikov said he has decided to close the doors to his car audio and video equipment businesses and become a mobile business. (December 3, 2010, Page 2A)

Music minister hopes holiday concert is annual event

Everything from the fun Christmas songs to deeply, religious sacred music is on the program for Sunday’s holiday concert, “An Oxford Christmas: Let There be Light!,” at the Ford Center on the campus of the University of Mississippi.

The concert will be at 6 p.m. and is sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Oxford and organized by the church’s music minister, Thomas Barrett. (December 3, 2010, Page 5A)

Tough times forces Yocona in Exile to close this weekend

After 15 years of serving eclectic, but always delicious dishes, the Yocona In Exile restaurant — previously Yocona River Inn — will close its doors this weekend.

Yocona in Exile was opened in Abbeville after a fire in the spring of 2009 destroyed the original restaurant, Yocona River Inn. Osborn relocated her restaurant and renamed it when she reopened it a year ago in Abbeville. The new restaurant gave the downtown area of the tiny town a spark of new life. (December 2, 2010, Page 2A)

New Jewish groups form at Ole Miss

Faculty member Wendy Goldberg began holding Sabbath services in August where about 50 people have been attending. From the faculty and staff group, students formed an official student organization, University of Mississippi Jewish Community, which is holding its first event this weekend.

The UMJC’s inaugural Hanukkah Latke Study Break Party will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Student Union Ballroom. The cost is $5 for nonstudents, while students can attend the party for free. There will be latkes, drinks, games and face painting. (December 2, 2010, Page 1A)

Break-ins expected to climb in country

Lafayette County Sheriff’s investigators were kept hopping last year as home burglaries increased rapidly throughout the holiday season.

Investigator Scott Mills said while less burglaries have occurred in the county compared to this time last year, he expects things to pick up quickly. Many of the recent burglaries show some signs of semblance, however Mills said he and the other investigators aren’t sure they are all related. (December 2, 2010, Page 1A)

Seamstress reaches century mark

Eva H. Johnson will proudly tell you she’s lived in her home on South Lamar Boulevard for 50 years.

Even more proudly, she will tell you at the age of 100, she still lives in that house alone.

Johnson was born on Dec. 1, 1910, two miles west of Banner. She has lived alone since her husband, Willie A. Johnson, died in 1981 at the age of 90. (December 1, 2010, Page 1)

Court overturns OPD bust

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a lower court’s decision to deny a motion to suppress evidence discovered by Oxford Police Department officers during a malicious mischief investigation in 2007.

OPD officers pulled over a vehicle seen leaving the area where someone had thrown something at a window in an apartment complex. Drugs and a firearm were found in the vehicle and Cahafer Benjamin and Kao Wokoma were indicted on drug and firearm charges.

The two men filed a motion with the U.S. District Court to suppress the evidence, claiming the officer has no reasonable suspicious to stop the vehicle. The lower court denied the motion, however, on Monday the Court of Appeals reversed their conviction and overturned the denial to suppress the evidence. (November 30, 2010, Page 2)

Worst of storm misses Lafayette County

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)

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