Earl Haynes Award for Excellence
An Oxford fireman is recognized for going the extra mile. Earlier this week, Captain Rodney Pate received the Earl Haynes Award for Excellence from Oxford Fire Department Chief Gary Sparks. Pate was recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty to rescue a fire victim in October. Oxford school bus driver Mark McCurdy also received the same award for his efforts to ensure the safety of the students on his bus when it caught fire in September.