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September 11, 2012

Local bars and Oxford police are dealing with an increased number of people who have been drinking on the Square on any given night. During the fall, the party is mainly in the Grove on football game days, but for the rest of the school year, the Oxford Square is the place to go for a good time. This party atmosphere on the Square every weekend has forced bar owners, bartenders and Oxford police to evaluate the best ways to deal with people who have been drinking.

Local bars and Oxford police are dealing with an increased number of people who have been drinking on the Square on any given night. During the fall, the party is mainly in the Grove on football game days, but for the rest of the school year, the Oxford Square is the place to go for a good time. This party atmosphere on the Square every weekend has forced bar owners, bartenders and Oxford police to evaluate the best ways to deal with people who have been drinking.

April 29, 2012

Tobin Maginnis, president of Ole Miss Gun Safety Club, sat down with Cain Madden to talk about gun safety. Maginnis said he believes that anyone who owns a gun, especially students, should be aware of how dangerous the firearms are and how best to utilize gun safety. 

 

 

What are the benefits to owning a gun?

Guns are used for hunting, sport and recreation, and personal protection.

The estimated total number of guns held by civilians in the United States is 270,000,0001 or 88.82 firearms per 100 people. Compared to 178 countries, the United States ranked at No. 1.

What are the most important aspects of gun safety?

There are five key safety habits:

November 9, 2011

Brittany Sharkey says the government may be watching you. Wait, do they know you're reading this? 

 

While legal pundits will be debating the failure of Initiative 26, another very important issue concerning personal privacy rights is being argued in front of the nation’s highest court. 

The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments about whether GPS tracking without a warrant is constitutional or not. The present case, the United States v. Jones, is set to become a landmark case in terms of the relationship between technology and Fourth Amendment rights.  

October 26, 2011

Two months and $37,000 later, Oxford Police Department’s security cameras on the Square are still filming in an effort to decrease crime.

 

Two months and $37,000 later, Oxford Police Department’s security cameras on the Square are still filming in an effort to decrease crime.

After working on the idea of adding 10 extra video surveillance cameras on the Oxford Square since April, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the purchase July 5, and the cameras were installed on Aug. 15 by the Madison-based company ADGIX. 

August 24, 2011

 

The Oxford Police Department is watching you. 

Security cameras have been placed outside various bars and businesses on the Square at a reported cost of $50,000 and will be monitored by dispatchers at the OPD. 

 

The Oxford Police Department is watching you. 

Security cameras have been placed outside various bars and businesses on the Square at a reported cost of $50,000 and will be monitored by dispatchers at the OPD. 

July 7, 2011

 

In an effort to cut down on crime and increase safety on the Square, 10 security cameras will be installed by Aug. 15.  

Last Tuesday, the Board of Aldermen approved the purchase and installation of the security cameras from the Madison-based company ADGIX for $37,000. 

Mayor George “Pat” Patterson and the Oxford Police Department have been working on the idea of adding extra security cameras downtown since last April. 

March 30, 2011

I saw Tuesday’s lead article, “Oxford High School Principal Faces Criticism in Wake of Intruder,” and wish to respond.

To the editor:
I saw Tuesday’s lead article, “Oxford High School Principal Faces Criticism in Wake of Intruder,” and wish to respond.

March 28, 2011

Oxford High School Principal Michael Martin faces criticism from some parents concerned about security measures after a fugitive entered a classroom on Wednesday, March 23.

Oxford High School Principal Michael Martin faces criticism from some parents concerned about security measures after a fugitive entered a classroom on Wednesday, March 23.

Waymon Terry Russell entered the OHS campus in an attempt to evade a federal officer who was in pursuit after Russell fled the scene of a car chase that resulted in a wreck, local law enforcement officials said.

March 23, 2011

Some parents of Oxford High School students are pushing for stronger on-site security after a burglary suspect entered the school as he fled from police Wednesday.

Some parents of Oxford High School students are pushing for stronger on-site security after a burglary suspect entered the school as he fled from police Wednesday.

An Oxford police officer attempted to stop a stolen pickup truck carrying two burglary suspects on the Square at 12:35 p.m., but the vehicle fled eastbound on Jackson Avenue, according to police. The driver tried to escape the officer by driving off-road near Jackson Square Condominiums and crashed into a group of trees.

February 9, 2011

 

Lafayette County Emergency Management works to ensure Oxford is prepared for weather disasters, but its staff can’t do all the work. 

David Shaw, director of Lafayette County Emergency Management, said residents need to take the initiative and should know how to prepare themselves for weather emergencies. 

Even though Oxford is not under the threat of disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes each year, Shaw said his team is always trying to prepare for the worst-case scenario. 

November 12, 2010

 

An earsplitting siren cuts through a quiet dorm hall. Lights flash, perturbed residents leave their rooms and the Oxford Fire Department arrives on the scene.

October 12, 2010

The battle between citizens’ freedom and our sense of security is raging in our country like never before. 

 

The battle between citizens’ freedom and our sense of security is raging in our country like never before. 

 

October 4, 2010

Whether someone has started a fight, been caught drinking underage, or has just become too intoxicated, seeing someone escorted by a bouncer from a bar isn’t an uncommon site in most college towns. 

Whether someone has started a fight, been caught drinking underage, or has just become too intoxicated, seeing someone escorted by a bouncer from a bar isn’t an uncommon site in most college towns.