News Briefs

Lafayette County Man Charged with Sexual Battery

A Lafayette County man was arrested Friday on a charge of sexual battery. According to the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, investigators received a complaint Thursday...

Oxford Man Charged with Auto Burglary

The Oxford Police Department arrested a local man Sunday for allegedly stealing money from a vehicle. OPD took a report from the victim who stated...

Abbeville Man Charged With Enticement of a Minor

On Friday, investigators with the Oxford Police Department arrested an Abbeville man for allegedly enticing a minor for sexual purposes. John Wadley, 49, of Abbeville...

Oxford Man Arrested After Waving Gun

The Oxford Police Department arrested a man Saturday for being a felon in possession of a gun and other charges. According to reports, on Saturday...

LOU Crime & Emergency Reports for Jan. 10-15, 2020

The following reports were made Jan. 10-12, 2019, by city and county law enforcement agencies, unless otherwise indicated. Oxford Police Department issued 34 tickets, investigated...

Two Charged With Illegal Firearm Possession in Unrelated Incidents

The Oxford Police Department recently arrested two north Mississippi men for firearm related offenses. On Sunday, Jan. 5, OPD stopped a driver on Highway 6...

OPD: Woman Poses as Cop to Scam; Man Charged with Liquor Store Burglary

The Oxford Police Department arrested two local residents for crimes of theft in unrelated cases. In one case, a local woman posed as a police...

Commission on Disability Issues Awards Businesses for Dedication to Accessibility

By Anna Grace Usery Editor-in-Chief anna.grace.usery@hottytoddy.com The Mayor's Commission on Disability Issues awarded three community businesses a certificate of appreciation Wednesday, Jan. 8 for their dedication to...

Public Relations Figure Harold Burson Dies at 98

Harold Burson, a veteran of World War II, a graduate of the University of Mississippi, founder of Burson-Marsteller, friend and colleague to many, husband...

Lafayette County School Board Names Teachers, Admins of the Year

The Lafayette County School Board made its annual announcement of teachers and administrators of the year at their monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 6. Adam...