Aug 22, 2013

Does the YCSD have the professor's killer in their sights?

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Sources inside the Sheriff's Department are telling Crime Beat that YCSD detectives are in the process of executing search warrants on a number of "persons of interest" in the Douglas Reed homicide investigation. 

No one was willing to confirm, on or off the record, just who was on the receiving end of those warrants, but investigators are apparently quite optimistic that the results will both rule out and rule in certain suspects.

Reed's classes were popular with Ole Miss undergraduates, and students starting the semester next week are likely disappointed and saddened that a favorite professor has been permanently stolen from them.

Although, if the rumors are true, some of Reed's colleagues may not be exactly bereft over the late professor's absence. Perhaps that's where the YCSD has their sights trained: on the prof's pals?

A source at the Coroner's Office reports that Reed was pepper-sprayed before he was shot to death, so his killer must have been pretty angry. 

With an apparent crime of passion like that, why hasn't the YCSD made an arrest yet? Are they protecting the university elite and looking for a patsy outside the upper echelon of academe?

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Aug 13, 2013

The ladies of Oxford talk murder, sex, school chaos and the desire for cold wine

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In this edition: murder and sex, show-and-tell gone wrong, and a plea to the city's aldermen

Greetings, peeps!

The View from the Behind the Chair is the only place you'll hear the things women only tell their hairdressers.

And in this chair?
In the first chair, a source in the Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department (her hair's a pleasure to cut) tells me detectives are close to making an arrest for the recent murder of Professor Douglas Reed, an Ole Miss faculty favorite. This news should come as a source of relief to the surprisingly large number of clients who’ve been reminiscing about “Doug” of late. Perhaps the sheriff’s department could have fast-tracked their investigation by starting with husbands, boyfriends, and fathers.

And in this chair?
In the second chair, a teacher at Oxford High School reports that one of the students started the school year by bringing in some pepper spray. Discovered at the Mid-Town Shopping Center that morning according to the student, the pepper spray was believed to be empty until the student decided to relive that kindergarten standard, show-and-tell, much to the distress of all nearby. Fortunately, all emerged without permanent damage, after a very unpleasant hour or so.

And in this chair?
And in the third chair, a woman who looks ten years younger with help of her new highlights asked what she could do to convince the Aldermen that cold beer and light wine should be sold at hair salons. Any ideas, my peeps?

I'm just hearing, and I'm just saying.
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