I am Tom Freeland, a lawyer in Oxford, Mississippi. The picture in the header is my law office. I'm on Twitter as NMissC

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Photo: Lafayette County covered bridge and unidentified boy, early 1950s


This is one of my favorite Lafayette County vintage photos I’ve ever seen.

It is a covered bridge that was torn down about 1952 or 1953.  Joe Black, posting on Facebook, identified it as “the covered bridge at Fudgetown;”I’m guessing it was below Fudgetown (the road from Fudgetown south crossed the Yocona […]

Drug Court, the Sequel: Lafayette County Board of Supervisors election

Over the last few years, there have been a series of fiascos involving the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, culminating in the mother-of-all-local-government fiascos, last year’s Drug Court controversy, in which the Board of Supervisors had a series of 3-2 votes that amounted to doing their dead-level best to interfere with the operations of […]

Photographic Evidence, and More About Those Courthouse Chickens

The picture above is the defendant (who shot a fine hunting dog) with his fancy Golden Sebright Bantam chickens.  He was sued for shooting the hunting dog, whose owner (and neighbor) attests that it had never been on the defendant’s property before, and hthe defendant counterclaimed for the killing of his chickens.  According to […]