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Oxford Aldermen uphold Waffle House location decision by Planning Commission

The Oxford Board of Aldermen upheld the approvals made by the Oxford Planning Commission regarding a new location ... Read more | Add your comment

Pop Up Oxford Spring Edition begins this week

With sporting events filling up the calendar and the absence of the Double Decker Arts Festival for a ... Read more | Add your comment

MSDH: 33 percent of Lafayette County residents fully vaccinated, second highest in state

Lafayette County is one of the top counties in Mississippi when it comes to its COVID-19 vaccination rate. ... Read more | Add your comment

Oxford’s Karthikeyan named semifinalist for Board of Education’s junior student representative

The Mississippi Board of Education (SBE) named its 10 semifinalists to serve as the next SBE junior student ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Oxford Middle School student dies by suicide

A student at Oxford Middle School died over the weekend as a result of suicide, the school district announced Monday. The body of seventh-grader Alyssah ... Read more | Add your comment

by Anna Guizerix.

Crime

Oxford man arrested for Commercial Burglary

An Oxford man was arrested by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department on April 15, after allegedly breaking into a storage unit. Investigators with the Lafayette ... Read more | Add your comment

by Anna Guizerix.

Newsletter

Lane Kiffin discusses first Grove Bowl as spring practice winds down

Lane Kiffin will experience his first Grove Bowl as the Ole Miss head football coach on Saturday. With Vaught-Hemingway Stadium without COVID-19 restrictions, in terms ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:56 am

News

Horticulturist to host “traveling garden party” at the Armory Pavilion on Friday

Felder Rushing — horticulturist, garden columnist, acclaimed author and host of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Gestalt Gardener program — is climbing into his famous green truck ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:26 pm

Events

City of Oxford to participate in Building Safety Month

Next month the City of Oxford will participate in the 41st annual Building Safety Month by offering different activities for residents to participate in. This ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:30 am

Lafayette County

Mississippi legalizing home delivery of alcohol as of July 1

Associated Press JACKSON – Starting this summer, Mississippi will allow home delivery of liquor, beer, wine or light spirits from local package stores or retailers. ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:37 am

Newsletter

Lafayette tennis defeats Saltillo to clinch third straight 5A North Half title

Lafayette tennis is returning to Jackson to reclaim its crown this week. The Commodores defeated Saltillo 6-1 at the John Leslie Tennis Complex on Monday ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, April 19, 2021 5:33 pm

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Newsletter

Bullpen woes plague No. 6 Ole Miss in series loss to No. 4 Mississippi State

STARKVILLE — Drew McDaniel did what was ask of him in Sunday’s rubber match against No. 4 Mississippi State — the Ole Miss bullpen did ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Sunday, April 18, 2021 4:38 pm

Newsletter

Offense comes to life for No. 6 Ole Miss as they even series with No. 4 Mississippi State

STARKVILLE — Never has there been a more dominant “Doug Day” than there was on Saturday. Doug Nikhazy had a masterful outing on the mound ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, April 17, 2021 5:35 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss tight end Demarcus Thomas returns to the field after suffering injury in November

Demarcus Thomas is no stranger to suffering an injury on the football field, but when he was airlifted to a Memphis hospital in November, things ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00 am

Events

Planning Commission approves Isom Place to become event venue

Isom Place, one of Oxford’s oldest homes, will soon be able to host weddings and other events. During Monday’s meeting, the Oxford Planning Commission approved ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:00 am

Ole Miss Sports

No. 6 Ole Miss drops series opener at No. 4 Mississippi State

STARKVILLE — The first game between two Top-6 instate rivals went the way of the home team on Friday. No. 4 Mississippi State defeated No. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, April 16, 2021 9:33 pm

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette softball falls to Saltillo in 1-5A matchup

Lafayette’s softball team showed plenty of defense against Saltillo on Thursday, but needed more production from the plate. The Lady Commodores fell to the Lady ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, April 16, 2021 1:13 pm

Elections

Oxford’s Election Commission certifies Ward II candidate Afton Thomas, all candidates for municipal elections

Oxford’s Municipal elections for this summer are finalized after the election commission certified all candidates for upcoming general election. Those certified included Afton Thomas, a ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, April 16, 2021 1:08 pm

Crime

Oxford Police: 10 overdose deaths have occurred in last six months

The Oxford Police Department reported on Thursday that 10 people have died from drug overdoses in the LOU Community in the last six months. Since ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, April 16, 2021 1:03 pm

Crime

Jackson man arrested for attempting to sell stolen ATV

A Jackson man is facing a felony charge after selling a stolen all-terrain vehicle. On April 13, investigators with the Oxford Police Department received information ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:22 pm

News

Oxford’s State Veterans Home hosts Operation Family Reunion event

After 13 months without family or friends walking through the front door, Oxford’s State Veterans Home welcomed them back with open arms this week. The ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:16 pm

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette soccer has three sign with JUCO programs

The Lafayette High School soccer program had three seniors make their pick where they wanted to continue their playing careers this fall. On Wednesday, Caitlyn ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:56 pm

Newsletter

Three Oxford seniors to continue athletic careers at the next level

On Thursday, three Oxford High School seniors announced their intentions to continue their athletic careers this fall. Chase Rose, Connor Bradley and Henry Moss all ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:51 pm

Newsletter

Oxford tennis defeats Germantown to advance in 6A playoffs

After a lost season in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oxford tennis program looks to be back its old championship-winning ways again in ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:18 am

Newsletter

Oxford baseball wins 2-6A title, clinches No. 1 seed in 6A playoffs

Oxford baseball completed one season goal off its list as quickly as it possibly could on Tuesday. With their 10-0 win over Southaven in five ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:46 am

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette baseball defeats Center Hill behind Varner’s complete game

Lafayette entered Tuesday night’s game against Center Hill looking to bounce back at W.V. Brewer field after dropping the three-game series against Saltillo last week. ... Read more

by Jacob Palmer, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:08 am

Newsletter

No. 6 Ole Miss continues to fill Elko void entering series at No. 4 Mississippi State

The Ole Miss baseball team’s quest to replace the offense missing from the lineup with the absence of Tim Elko began this past week against ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:00 am

Business

Best of Oxford 2021 Voting now open

It is time to cast your vote for your favorite businesses and services in the Best of Oxford 2021 contest.    The nomination phase took place ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 4:30 am

Opinion

OUR VIEW: Free Diapers, Period Products a remarkable Service to Community 

CASA of Lafayette County and Mid-South Food Bank are partnering to give away some of the most essential products in life, for free, this Wednesday.   ... Read more

by Anna Guizerix, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 2:00 pm

Newsletter

Jake Springer ready to produce for Ole Miss defense in 2021

After sitting out last season, Jake Springer is ready to be a factor for the Ole Miss defense this fall. The defensive back transferred to ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:52 pm

Lafayette Sports

Local track teams have strong performances in division meets

The postseason is here for track and field, meaning the march to Pearl and the MHSAA Track and Field State Championships is underway. Last weekend ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:48 pm