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Brittany Woods, Eastover Asking for City to Create New Access

During last week’s deluge when 13 inches of rain fell in Oxford over 36 hours, Brittany Woods, Brittany Estates and Eastover Apartments had 7 inches of water on their roads, blocking the only access in and out of the neighborhoods for several hours. “We saw streets washed away, trees uprooted,...
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Oxford, MShottytoddy.com

$10 Million Gift to Name The Pavilion at Ole Miss

The University of Mississippi’s gleaming, state-of-the-art basketball and event arena has been officially named the Sandy and John Black Pavilion at Ole Miss in recognition of a $10 million gift from the Madison, Mississippi, couple. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) board approved the naming today (June 17, 2021).
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Oxford, MSDaily Mississippian

Oxford Board of Alderman plans to introduce Safe Ride Home initiative

The Oxford Board of Alderman discussed the Safe Ride Home initiative for Uber, Lyft and other vehicles for hire – an initiative they proposed in April – at their meeting on Tuesday. The initiative is designed to create two designated pickup areas for these vehicles in an attempt to reduce congestion, create a foot traffic focused downtown area and provide safer pickup for riders within the downtown area.
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OSD Reorganization Takes Shape, Administration Salaries Adjusted

The Oxford School District Board of Trustees convened on Friday to consider revisions to district salary scales and a new organizational chart. On July 1, 2021, new superintendent Bradley Roberson, will begin his new role as leader of the district and this marks one of the first changes he has put in motion.
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Brittany Woods residents seeking another access road following flood event

The residents of Brittany Woods Estates are asking City of Oxford leaders for help after their neighborhood was flooded from last week’s heavy rainfall. In a letter and a signed petition to Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill and the Board of Aldermen, residents asked for another point of access to their neighborhood after a number of them were “trapped” in their homes due to the only road out of their neighborhood being flooded.
Grenada, MSwtva.com

Truck hauling chicken fat overturned in Grenada

GRENADA, Miss. (WTVA) - A truck hauling chicken fat overturned Tuesday afternoon in Grenada. Grenada Police Chief George Douglas said the 18-wheeler overturned on the northbound side of Interstate 55 near Papermill Road. The driver received minor injuries. A detour is in place.
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Mississippi: Ex-lawmaker killed near home where relative died

WATER VALLEY, Miss. (NewsNation Now) — A former Mississippi lawmaker was found shot to death during the weekend in a rural area outside the burned home where her sister-in-law was found dead after Christmas. Ashley Henley, 40, was a Republican who served in the state House from January 2016 to...
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Officials quiet on death of former state Rep. Ashley Henley

WATER VALLEY • Local and state law enforcement officials are staying quiet regarding the investigation into Sunday night’s fatal shooting of a former state legislator. Ashley Henley, 40, a former state representative from DeSoto County, was shot and killed June 13. Yalobusha County deputy sheriffs found her body around 10 p.m. outside a Patricia Drive address in the Water Valley Boat Landing area on the south side of Enid Lake.
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Emergency drill causes scare in parts of Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. (WMC) - An emergency drill caused a scare Tuesday in parts of Mississippi. According to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, a text message was sent to Baptist Hospital employees about an active shooter at First Oxford Baptist Church. Hospital officials say the text was part of an internal...
Oxford, MSWREG

Oxford Police warning people about scam call

OXFORD, Miss. – Police in Oxford, Mississippi, are warning people about a scam they started getting complaints about Monday. It involves what sounds like a child screaming “Mommy!” and man making demands. Police said like most scams, this one plays on a person’s emotions and has been successful across the country.
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Several Seats Open on Oxford Commissions

Though the municipal elections for Oxford mayor and aldermen are over, citizens can still get involved in guiding Oxford’s future by serving on one of its many commissions. Brian Hyneman, chairman of the Oxford Planning Commission, won the Oxford Board of Aldermen Ward 3 race last week, leaving a seat open on the Planning Commission.
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Charleston News Beat

Charleston Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Charleston: Thursday, June 17: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Friday, June 18: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, June 19: Chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms