Lafayette County, MS

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State argues Jay Lee was strangled to death by Timothy Herrington

Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., who has been charged with the murder of University of Mississippi student Jimmie “Jay” Lee, was refused bond by Lafayette County Circuit Court Judge Gray Tollison at his hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Tollison denied Herrington bond on the grounds that the evidence presented...
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Oxford Eagle

Judge denies bond for man charged with murder in missing Ole Miss student case

A Lafayette County Circuit Court denied bail to Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr. after a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. This was Herrington’s second appearance in court since being charged with murder in the disappearance of University of Mississippi student Jimmie “Jay” Lee. Herrington’s bond hearing was initially supposed to be held on July 27. However, Herrington’s defense attorney Kevin Horan requested the bond hearing be postponed.
Oxford Eagle

Prosecutor shares videos, internet search history in making case against bail for man charged with murder of missing Ole Miss student Lee

After nearly five hours of testimony, a Lafayette County Circuit Court judge denied bail for the man charged with murder in the disappearance of a University of Mississippi student. This was Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr.’s second appearance in court since he was charged with murder in the disappearance of Jimmie...

Lafayette County Man Arrested for Cyberstalking

Oxford Police Department The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.
Oxford Eagle

Oxford Diaper Bank helps hundreds of area children

Due to donations from businesses, organizations and individuals throughout the region, the Oxford Diaper Bank has helped nearly 300 children in need. The Oxford Diaper Bank, which was founded by members of the 2022 Leadership Lafayette class, hosted a diaper giveaway on July 30 at the Oxford Armory Pavilion. Volunteers distributed 9,500 diapers to nearly 200 families during the four-hour event.
Oxford Eagle

Flash Back to the 90s for the LOU Community on Aug. 13

The United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County (UWOLC) will flash back to the 90s at the Oxford Conference Center from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13th at the 2022 United Way Flashback Bash, presented by CoreLogic and NICHOLAS AIR. Similar to previous years, Almost Famous will play a...

Gray Named Director of Community and Workforce Development for OSD

The Oxford School District and Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation have partnered together to assist in developing career pathways for OSD students and strengthen the relationships between community stakeholders and the school district. Dr. Duncan Gray has been named the Director of Community and Workforce Development, a position based out...

Oxford Man Arrested for Domestic Assault

Lafayette County Sheriff The Office of Sheriff is a four year term filled through an at-large election process. Duties of the Sheriff involve two primary areas; law enforcement of the county and administrative. The law enforcement duties are to keep the peace in Lafayette County while administrative duties consist primarily of serving as the county jailor. Due to the growth of Lafayette County, the Sheriff Department now employs 26 deputies working four 12 hour shifts.