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Confederate statue not on Board of Supervisors agenda, will still be addressed

The agenda for the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors meeting on July 6 was announced on Thursday, but ... Read more | Add your comment

Oxford businesses could be closed temporarily for failure to comply with COVID-19 requirements

Oxford businesses that are not in compliance with the mask requirement, and other COVID-19 ordinances in the City’s ... Read more | Add your comment

University of Mississippi unveils “Campus Ready” Plan for fall semester

Plans are in place for the University of Mississippi to welcome students back to campus in August for ... Read more | Add your comment

Oxford School District adopts its return policy for 2020-21

While some area school districts are still discussing how they will handle returning to school this fall, the ... Read more | Add your comment

Business

Oxford businesses could be closed temporarily for failure to comply with COVID-19 requirements

Oxford businesses that are not in compliance with the mask requirement, and other COVID-19 ordinances in the City’s recovery plan, could be forced to close ... Read more | Add your comment

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Education

Oxford School District adopts its return policy for 2020-21

While some area school districts are still discussing how they will handle returning to school this fall, the Oxford School District has a plan in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jake Thompson.

News

Oxford Police Department reminds everyone to stay safe this 4th of July

Oxford Police Department wants to remind everyone to stay safe this Fourth of July. Oxford residents are gearing up to celebrate Independence Day from their ... Read more

by Ana Martinez, Friday, July 3, 2020 8:00 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss announces future home-and-home series with Charlotte

Ole Miss continues to fill out future non-conference football schedules this summer, with another home-and-home series announced on Tuesday. The Rebels will play two games ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:46 pm

News

University FSL Director reminds Greek Life members to follow COVID-19 guidelines

The director of University of Mississippi Fraternity and Sorority Life took to social media on Wednesday, July 1 to address concerns for Fall 2020 COVID-19 ... Read more

by Ana Martinez, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:20 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss AD Keith Carter takes part in U.S. Senate hearing on NIL

Keith Carter went to Washington on Wednesday to take part in the growing national debate, concerning whether student-athletes should receive compensation for the use of ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:52 am

Business

Oxford Creamery announces new doughnut shop

Oxford Creamery announced on its Facebook page that they will be opening up a new doughnut shop. High Rise Donuts will be opening up on ... Read more

by Ana Martinez, Thursday, July 2, 2020 11:24 am

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Crime

Commercial Burglary suspect arrested by Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department

A Lafayette County man has been arrested in connection with a string of recent commercial burglaries. An affidavit for the arrest of Taylor Hopkins, 30, ... Read more

by Anna Guizerix, Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:30 am

Business

Oxford Dairy Queen opening July 28, hiring now

Oxford’s Dairy Queen will be holding open interviews from June 29 to July 3 as they prepare to open their doors. Dairy Queen is looking ... Read more

by Ana Martinez, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:25 pm

Lafayette Sports

MHSAA weighing all options for 2020-21 athletic year

The calendar is about to flip to July, meaning the 2020-21 high school athletic year is one month closer to happening, but its fate is ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 2:59 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss football adds to its 2020 signing class

Lane Kiffin added another piece to his first recruiting class on Monday with the signing of a top wide receiver from Florida. The school announced ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:18 pm

Newsletter

COLUMN: Mississippi sports made its biggest assist last week

Sports have been non-existent for most of 2020, but last week in Mississippi, they made their biggest assist of the year.  The state, country and ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:09 pm

Events

Local Restaurants to Hold Independence Day Celebrations

The City of Oxford will be shooting fireworks on Friday, July 3, and a couple local restaurants are kicking off their own Independence Day celebrations ... Read more

by Ana Martinez, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:32 am

Lafayette County

Aldermen keep mask requirement in place as COVID-19 cases increase

With the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Oxford and Lafayette County, the city-wide mask requirement is staying in place for the foreseeable future. The ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, June 29, 2020 12:56 pm

Lafayette County

LOUnited Rally draws crowd to protest statue and police brutality

The LOUnited rally, hosted by Ole Miss student-athletes, drew a crowd to the Square in the fight for change this past weekend. Rebels linebacker Momo ... Read more

by Ana Martinez, Monday, June 29, 2020 12:04 pm

Newsletter

SEC, NCAA comment on Mississippi state flag vote

Ten days ago, Mississippi was suddenly on the outside looking in when it came to hosting Southeastern Conference and NCAA championships, but that changed on ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, June 29, 2020 9:30 am

BREAKING NEWS

Mississippi Legislature votes to take down the current state flag

History was made in Mississippi this weekend. The state Legislature passed House Bill 1796, which removes the current state flag that features the Confederate emblem ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Sunday, June 28, 2020 6:33 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Mississippi Legislature votes to begin process of changing state flag

June 27, 2020, is a day that could quite possibly go into the Mississippi history books as the day that change began. The Mississippi Legislature ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:18 pm

Coronavirus Heroes

Coronavirus Heroes Part 9: Dodo’s Pizza in need after serving the community

This is the ninth in the EAGLE’s 10-part Coronavirus Heroes series. Every weekend, a new Coronavirus Hero will be featured. This week’s Coronavirus Hero is ... Read more

by Ana Martinez, Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:00 am

Opinion

OPINION: The Ole Miss Family knows no limits

“This is my hometown, not their town.”   “A lot of them aren’t from Oxford, they can go home! LEAVE!!”  “They need to stay quiet and ... Read more

by Anna Guizerix, Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:00 am

Events

Oxford Film Fest to screen “Grease” and “Night of the Living Dead” at drive-in

The Oxford Film Festival is entering it second month of its drive-in and offering up two cult classics. On Saturday, the drive-in will screen “Grease,” ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, June 26, 2020 1:15 pm

Lafayette County

Lafayette County holding drive-thru COVID-19 testing as cases surpass 300

With another surge in COVID-19 cases in the past couple weeks, Lafayette County is hosting another drive-thru testing site next week. Residents of Lafayette County ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, June 26, 2020 12:46 pm

News

County denies permit for Pro-Flag, Pro-Statue Rally

The pro-flag and pro-statue rally that was scheduled for Saturday, June 27 has been canceled after Lafayette County denied the organizer’s permit request. Posted under ... Read more

by Ana Martinez, Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:28 pm

Coronavirus Heroes

Coronavirus Heroes Part 10: Webb serves as Doctor of the Day at Mississippi State Capitol

This is the final installation in the EAGLE’s 10-part Coronavirus Heroes series. This week’s Coronavirus Hero is Dr. Kimberly L. Webb, of Webb Family Medical ... Read more

by Ana Martinez, Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:26 pm

Business

Oxford Newsmedia Launches Small Business Matching Marketing Grant

Small businesses could be eligible to receive complimentary advertising space during this uncertain time. Oxford Newsmedia, LLC, owner of The Oxford Eagle and Oxford Magazine, ... Read more

by Rebecca Alexander, Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:42 pm

News

Small Business Grant Form

Small businesses could be eligible to receive complimentary advertising space during this uncertain time. Oxford Newsmedia, owner of The Oxford Eagle and Oxford Magazine, is ... Read more

by Rebecca Alexander, Thursday, June 25, 2020 5:40 pm

News Main

Kermit Davis, Ole Miss head coaches lobby to change state flag

Ole Miss head coaches and athletic director Keith Carter visited Mississippi legislators on Thursday to discuss the Mississippi state flag. Ole Miss men’s basketball coach ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:25 pm