Oxford Parking Commission deliberates parking garage options and emerges with little to show

By the time Chairman Tom Sharpe adjourned Friday’s nearly two-hour Oxford Parking Commission meeting, everyone seemed ready to leave; the courtroom cleared out within minutes. The two hours of discussion on Nov. 3 included the Commission’s regular monthly update and a presentation about a new parking garage to be built in Oxford. As the meeting…

Community Breakfast Raises Awareness for CASA of Lafayette County

By Elizabeth Blackstock and Kara Dudas Bellone With 8,547 children in foster care in Mississippi, the state is hard-pressed to give these children a voice. For six counties in the state, CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocates, is that voice. Lafayette County, Mississippi is in the process of becoming home of Mississippi’s seventh program that aims…

Alcohol-Related Crime on the Rise During First Weeks of School

In the last three weeks since classes started, University Police officers have responded to 75 reports of alcohol-related offenses on campus. According to Oxford Police Department records, the city police have investigated 137 alcohol-related incidences off campus and around Oxford. This large number is not entirely uncommon, though. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and…