Wednesday, September 30, 2020

News & Views

Supervisors OK Applying for Grant to Renovate Old Abbeville School

“This has been an ongoing project that the community needs, especially for workforce development,” Roberts said. “The financial scope of it thought is so large, and to be a good steward of taxpayer's funds we need to seek out federal and grant funds to accomplish this goal.”

Water Valley Teen Charged with Oklahoma Murder

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department has arrested a 19-year-old man from Water Valley who was wanted in connection with an Oklahoma shooting.

Attorney Asks Court for Psych Eval for Kinne in Capital Murder Case

The attorney representing accused killer Matthew Kinne is asking the Lafayette County Circuit Court to grant a psychiatric examination and a hearing to determine if the former police officer is competent to stand trial.
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A Little Rain Can’t Dampen Excitement for Saturday’s Season Opener

The Ole Miss Rebels are set to face off against the Florida Gators this Saturday, but will slight...

Local Law Enforcement Speak Out Against Initiative 65

Local law enforcement agencies met Tuesday during a press conference to explain why they support the less-broad Alternate 65a that could establish a medical marijuana program in Mississippi.
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Hotty Toddy Exclusive: Students React to Starship Delivery Robots

Hotty Toddy contributor Jimmy Marshall asked Ole Miss students for their opinions on the cutest (and most futuristic) delivery method on campus.

Water Valley Welcomes Hendricks Venue and Steakhouse

Just 25 minutes South from The Square, the Hendricks Venue and Steakhouse, located on Main Street in Water Valley, is set to open in late September. The performance and event venue is already open for bookings of weddings, formal events, birthday celebrations and more.

Request to Demolish 1890 Home Not Sitting Well with Historic Preservation Commissioners

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission told the owners of an 1890s home that it's unlikely they'll allow the house to be demolished but tabled the vote and gave them a chance to return next month with updated plans.

Private Citizens, Businesses Pitch in For Outdoor Dining

Thanks to the generosity of local citizens and businesses, restaurants participating in outdoor dining won't have to pay their first month's rent of the parking spaces that are being utilized for outdoor dining seating.

SMBHC Creates Resources for First-Generation Students

The SMBHC First-Generation Student Network hosted Makayla Haussler virtually on September 9th as the first speaker in its fall speaker series.

Must Read

One Dead in Domestic Shooting on College Hill Road

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call on College Hill Road Friday after receiving a report of shots being fired.

Oxford Teen Continues to Fight After Devastating Wreck

With the second round of auditions for American Idol coming up in two weeks, Oxford teen Erica McCoy was a step closer in having her dreams of becoming a professional singer become a reality.

Lafayette County Man Charged With Being a Peeping Tom

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department arrested a man Wednesday for being a “peeping Tom.”

Seven Arrested After Wanted Fugitive Found at Oxford Home

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, along with agents with the Metro Narcotics Unit, arrested seven people recently after a wanted fugitive was found inside a home off Highway 6 West.