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Oxford School District announces reorganization of administration

The Oxford School District is entering a new era with Bradley Roberson taking over as superintendent and there ... Read more | Add your comment

Brittany Woods residents seeking another access road following flood event

The residents of Brittany Woods Estates are asking City of Oxford leaders for help after their neighborhood was ... Read more | Add your comment

Planning Commission approves Waffle House site plan

One of the final hurdles to Oxford getting its first Waffle House was cleared on Monday. The Oxford ... Read more | Add your comment

Lafayette County School District names Jay Foster new superintendent

The Lafayette County School District has hired Jay Foster to be the district’s new superintendent. The LCSD announced ... Read more | Add your comment

Food

Oxford Food Trail

It is no secret that Oxford is on the map for the richness of its food scene that includes award winning restaurants, celebrated chefs and a diversity of food than ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rebecca Alexander.

Business

CDC Says No More Masks for the Fully-Vaxxed; LOU Leaders Cautiously Optimistic About Return to Business as Usual

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement on Thursday that fully vaccinated Americans can take off their masks inside and no longer must socially ... Read more | Add your comment

by Carrie Stambaugh.

Newsletter

Nikhazy, Broadway Tapped as Baseball America All-Americans

Ole Miss Athletics The All-American honors continue to roll in as Baseball America tapped Doug Nikhazy and Taylor Broadway, giving the Ole Miss baseball pitchers ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:47 am

Lafayette Sports

2021 EAGLE All-Area Baseball Team: Moving out of “comfort zone,” Oxford’s Crumpton named Player of the Year

When Kelly Crumpton moved to Oxford he had never hit in the leadoff spot before, but that quickly changed for the former Jackson Prep standout. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:00 am

News

Former state rep shot to death in Water Valley Boat Landing community

Former state Rep. Ashley Henley of DeSoto County was shot and killed while mowing the grass outside the home where her sister-in-law’s body had been ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Contributors, Monday, June 14, 2021 4:16 pm

Crime

Oxford woman charged with child neglect

An Oxford woman is facing a felony child neglect charge. On May 10, Child Protective Services reported a child who tested positive for a controlled ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, June 14, 2021 2:54 pm

Lafayette County

MEMA releases preliminary damage report from flood event

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency released their preliminary report on Monday, assessing the damage done from last weeks flood event in Lafayette County and other ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, June 14, 2021 1:41 pm

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Crime

Philadelphia man arrested for sexual battery

On June 11, the Oxford Police Department responded to a business in the 100 block of Courthouse Square in reference to a sexual battery incident. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, June 14, 2021 12:30 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss baseball has season end in Tucson Super Regional

For a second straight season the Ole Miss baseball team ends up one win away from Omaha. The Rebels fell to Arizona, 16-3, on Sunday ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, June 14, 2021 12:21 pm

News

Community kicks off Juneteenth Festival with Linen on the Lawn

Members of the Oxford community gathered Saturday at the Old Armory Pavilion for Linen on Lawn, the first of several events geared toward celebrating Lafayette ... Read more

by Neely Mullen, Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:13 pm

News

Out in the Grove: Oxford’s LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride

Members of the Oxford and university community gathered in the heart of the University of Mississippi campus yesterday for Out in the Grove, a historic ... Read more

by Neely Mullen, Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:07 pm

Lifestyle Features

JA invites kids to a Square Safari

By Hayden Wiggs The Junior Auxiliary of Oxford is hosting its second annual Safari Around the Oxford Square this summer from Friday, June 4, to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Saturday, June 12, 2021 4:00 am

Crime

Lafayette County man arrested and charged with murder

A Lafayette County man is charged with allegedly murdering his wife, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. On June 11 at approximately 12:15 p.m., ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, June 11, 2021 9:52 pm

News

UM receives $1M to study evidence-based policing, reform

OXFORD – Actor Morgan Freeman and criminal justice and legal studies professor Linda Keena have donated $1 million to establish the Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform at ... Read more

by University of Mississippi, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:06 pm

Columns

It’s 2021 and activities are slowly returning to Oxford

Let us all agree that last year now officially means 2019, as 2020 was the same day repeated over and over.  All our experiences and ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Contributors, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:05 pm

Columns

History helps us understand the body politic

Editor’s note. This is the first in a two-part series. The second can be found here.. In the beginning they were immigrants or pilgrims, fleeing ... Read more

by TJ Ray, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:01 pm

Columns

Reflecting on the Body Politic, part 2

Editor’s note: This is the conclusion of a two-part column on this topic. The first installment can be found here. Since the middle of the ... Read more

by TJ Ray, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:56 pm

Columns

Rosary beads lead to deeper faith, lessons learned

By Steve Stricker My hero mom, “Gert,” taught me many things, the most important perhaps was faith: to attend Mass on Sunday, daily if I ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Contributors, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:55 pm

Crime

Jail Logs, week of June 3

This list was recorded from the log at the Lafayette County Detention Center. A name listed does not indicate that a person is guilty of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:53 pm

Business

Swartzfager named CEO of Right Track group

Trace Swartzfager has been named CEO of Right Track Medical Group, a provider of outpatient mental healthcare services in Oxford and throughout Mississippi Swartzfager brings ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 11, 2021 3:43 pm

Newsletter

Kiffin: There is depth at linebacker despite loss of Jacquez Jones

The Ole Miss defense took a blow last week when its leading tackler from a season ago announced his intentions to leave the program. Jacquez ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, June 11, 2021 12:03 pm

Ole Miss Sports

COLUMN: Resilient Rebels find themselves on brink of returning to Omaha

When Tim Elko stumbled behind the first base bag and crumpled into a heap on April 5, it felt as if all the goals and ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, June 11, 2021 10:34 am

Education

Lafayette County Literacy Council receives Dollar General grant

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Lafayette County Literacy Council a $9,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant is part of the ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, June 11, 2021 10:29 am

News

Did we really exercise during the pandemic?

Did we really take advantage of all that at-home time during the pandemic to get in shape? Well, that depends on where you live. A ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:24 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss’ Gonzalez named Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball

Jacob Gonzalez was named to the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American team on Wednesday, becoming the first Ole Miss shortstop to earn Freshman All-American honors since ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, June 10, 2021 11:11 am

Elections

Town of Taylor elects two new aldermen; Mayor Hardy re-elected

The Town of Taylor held its municipal elections on Tuesday, electing two new people to the Board of Aldermen. Bill Taylor and Sarah Margaret Hewlett ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:58 am

BREAKING NEWS

Crews battle to keep Lake Tara Dam levee from failing

The Lafayette County Fire Department is working to relieve pressure from the Tara Lake Dam before a levee breaches due to the heavy rainfall received ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, June 9, 2021 4:31 pm