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Friday, May 29, 2015

Alyssa Schnugg

Church homes may vary

Some churches find that renting space, versus building a church building, allows them to free up money to give back to the community. (May 3, 2015, Page 1A, 6A)

Metro Narcotics under fire

When a news website ran an article about the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit using college students as confidential informants, the local drug enforcement agency found itself under fire on social media networks as if it was something that has been a well kept secret (May 3, 2015)

Relay for Life volunteers heroes to cancer patients

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life will be held this Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. at the Oxford Middle School.

 (May 1, 2015, Page 1A)

No charges in solid waste truck death

The driver of a Lafayette County solid waste worker will not face any criminal charges after the truck he was driving went off the side of a road and rolled on top of another  solid waste employee, killing him. (May 1, 2015, Page 1A, 2A)

Planners discuss early findings of Vision 2037 plan

Planners hired to create Oxford’s new comprehensive plan presented some results of the community’s input from a meeting on Monday during a second public hearing Thursday. (May 1, 2015, Page 1A, 6A)

Supporters ask OSD to reconsider teacher’s reassignment

Several people have spoke out against an Oxford School District decision to uphold a decision to reassign English teacher Arlene Dowd to teach social studies.

 (April 30, 2015, Page 1,3)

MDOT crews continue work on sinkhole

Workers continue to make repairs caused by a sinkhole this morning on Highway 6. Discount Building employee Mitch McCoy saw the sinkhole while driving Wednesday morning and directed traffic away until help arrived.



 (April 30, 2015, Page 1, 12)

Birders hoping for Big Day

Three local birders are traveling across Mississippi today in hopes of breaking the state’s Bid Day record, set in 1989 when 175 different bird species were seen in a 24-hour period. (April 29, 2015, Page 12A)

Highway 6/West Jackson intersection opened

The new intersection will have temporary traffic signals in place while waiting for the permanent signals to be installed. Work will continue in the medians along Highway 6 and the final lift of asphalt will be installed once the permanent traffic signals are in place, according to Mississippi Department of Transportation spokesman Jason Scott.


Continuous Flow Intersection (April 29, 2015, Page 1A)

BES pre-K going to full day

The pre-kindergarten program at Bramlett Elementary will expand next fall, increasing the number of student from 95 to 112 and increasing school time from a 60-percent day to a full day. (April 28, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)

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