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Oxford accused of choking, kidnapping victim

Patrick Pratt, 21, of Oxford, was arrested and booked into the Lafayette County Detention Center on the two felony charges. In justice court, his bond was set at $35,000.

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-06-18 14:55:00

The Confederacy still haunts the campus of Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. — When a drunken driver accidentally plowed into the Confederate statue on the University of Mississippi's campus in September, the school had a choice: get rid of the statue and join the national movement erasing Confederate heritage, or pay to repair it.

EURONEWS.COM - 2018-06-17 23:26:00

Inside a Mississippi prison, English teachers fight recidivism with creative writing

CORINTH – The lectern in the corner of the classroom at the Alcorn County Regional Correctional Facility nearly reaches Myra Byrnes’ shoulders. She must shrug to lift her elbows on either side of the script in front of her. The retired high school English teacher thought she was done directing plays

NE MISSISSIPPI DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-06-17 05:15:00

Pontotoc woman arrested inside old Columbus school

A Pontotoc woman was arrested for trespassing inside an old school in Columbus.COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A Pontotoc woman was arrested for trespassing inside anoldschool in Columbus.The arrest happened the morning of Friday, June 15 at the abandoned Lee Middle School on Military Road.Police say they

WTVA.COM - 2018-06-18 09:48:00

Buford leads loaded Lafayette girls team

TUPELO – On a team full of weapons, Azariah Buford might be the most dynamic.Lafayette’s girls basketball team has its top four scorers returning from last season, when it reached the semifinals of the Class 5A state tournament. Buford averaged 10.4 points per game, but she’s capable of filling it u


Oxford School District lets city’s bid on elementary school property expire

“We have looked at the option of building a department in several different locations, and when the school district advertised that they would be selling Oxford Elementary School and we saw how many square feet it is, we knew it could be a great option for us,” Tannehill said. “We have got to get th


The new normal: First gay married couple in Oxford considers their marriage, equality, the future

“He’s into sci-fi, fantasy, and Dr. Who, and I’m into sitcoms, Grey’s Anatomy, and Orange is the New Black. We’re total animal hoarders. We’ve got four dogs. He has chickens and goats – I’m talking Farmer freakin’ Brown. He can go deer hunting, kill the deer, field dress it, start cooking a stew, an


Oxford's Newest Development Creates an Oasis from The Square - HottyToddy.com

If you’re looking for Oxford’s newest high-energy hangout spot, look no further than the new retail development on College Hill Rd, across from B’s Bar-B-Q. Lost Pizza, Crave and Clark’s Jewelry and Interiors have all the things you need to update your new living space and grab lunch in the meantime

HOTTYTODDY.COM - 2018-06-17 11:51:23

OSD to Let Bids on Oxford Elementary Property Expire, Continues to Negotiate with City - HottyToddy.com

In a public meetingTuesday, the Oxford School District Board of Trustees took no action on whether to accept or reject bids made on the property where Oxford Elementary currently sits, saying they hope to continue negotiations with the highest bidder—the city of Oxford.

HOTTYTODDY.COM - 2018-06-17 11:47:27

UM 'Corpse Flower' Will Soon Bloom with Smell of Death - Ole Miss News

A titan arum, a flowering plant known as the ‘corpse flower,’ is soon to bloom at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy’s Faser Hall. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications


Southern Table Brings Texas Flair to Mississippi - HottyToddy.com

The Water Valley, Mississippi native quickly realized his health was more important than the job at hand. Two weeks after his diagnosis he packed his bags and traveled west, which landed him in Houston. He then enrolled in the Art Institute of Houston and received a bachelor of arts in culinary arts

HOTTYTODDY.COM - 2018-06-17 11:48:45

Stabbing happens minutes after shooting in Pontotoc

Pontotoc deputies were asked to assist a victim of domestic violence moments after they were called to a shooting right down the road.PONTOTOC COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Pontotoc deputies were asked to assist a victim of domestic violence moments after they were called to a shooting right down the road.


Two face charges of credit card skimming in Oxford

In the documents a federal agent states that Homeland Security identified Salemi-Nicoloso as a target in skimming investigations in numerous states including Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Tennessee.


Domestic Dispute Leads To Gun Battle In Pontotoc County - WCBI TV | Your News Leader

“About 7 o clock, I hear gunshots, we went around back, discovered there was a shooting at the back of our complex,” said a resident who did not want her face on camera, as she described tense moments Thursday morning, when shots rang out at an apartment complex on Highway 9 South.


Q&A: UPD Capt. Thelma Curry Reflects on 40-Year Career - Ole Miss News

OXFORD, Miss. – Thelma Curry, a captain in theUniversity of Mississippi Police Department, has been a familiar face on campus for more than 40 years, but she recently put down her badge for good.


Former employees claim workers are not being properly paid by staffing agency

SARDIS, Miss. — Some north Mississippi women are speaking out, saying employees at a plastics company are not being properly compensated for their work.


Sheriff's Department investigating Lafayette High School teacher for improper conduct with students

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department has launched an open investigation of a Lafayette High School teacher for improper conduct with students.Chief Investigator Alan Wilburn confirmed the investigation to the EAGLE, saying the department is releasing no further information on the case at this t


1 dead, 3 hurt in Batesville shootings

Police continue to investigate a string of shootings in southwest Batesville during the past week that have left one person dead, another in serious condition in a Memphis hospital, and at least two others with gunshot wounds.


A shootout between two parents in Pontotoc.

out between two parents in pontotoc takes place just a few feet away from their one year old child ... now the father is in the hospital wtva's daranesha herron islearning more about the ongoing battle between the two im off of highway 9 in pontotac. i spoke with the mother involved in this shooting


UPDATE: Second Pontotoc County body ID'd

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - The identity of a second body, found earlier this month in Pontotoc County, is now known.