Sadness, glimmers of hope in yesterday’s papers

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2015

There were some days of sadness on this day in the Lafayette County area in yesterday’s papers. But there were also some glimmers of hope for developers, educators and those just sick and tired of deer eating their landscaping. Here are excerpts from 2012, 2009, 2006 and 1997.

Sept. 17, 2012

LHS senior dies in car wreck

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A one-vehicle crash took the life of a Lafayette High School student Saturday night.

Friends and classmates gathered Monday morning to remember and grieve for Jonathan Alexander “John John” Mills.

His vehicle went off the road and flipped over on County Road 325.

Principal Patrick Robinson called Mills a “spunky kid” and others said he was a “good student and person.”

Sept. 16, 2009

City to revisit deer hunting after 10 days

Oxford will allow a 10-day hunting period for the selected group of bow hunters to hunt deer instead of a previously announced 20-day period.

Mayor Pat Patterson had received many emails about the fact the state had granted a special deer hunting season within Oxford’s city limits.

Only 20 hunters with the appropriate ID are allowed to hunt until Oct. 7.

“After 10 days, we can see how we’re doing and discuss then if we want to extend it,” he said.

Sept. 15, 2006

Lafayette County tax maps now online

Newly released digital tax maps will make life easier for land owners, developers, engineers and the merely curious.

Now available online are maps that can show who owns property, what the land looks like around it and who owns adjacent property and much more. Lawyers, banks, developers all look up content regularly at county offices, so the website will also help reduce traffic and parking congestion on the Square by sending people to computers instead of courthouses.

Visit for the information.

Sept. 16, 1997

Water Valley school officials ponder bond issue

Water Valley School District officials are examining funds they can expect to receive from the Adequate Education Bill and are looking forward to making some much-needed improvements.

They expect to see $1.1 million over the next 10 years that can be used for more than $3 million in estimated improvement expenses. On the list of items that need attention are a new science building for a Tech Prep program and a running track.