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Sunday storms bring tree damage, power outages; tornado not confirmed

Mother’s Day came to a rough end for some on Sunday, as a line of severe storms rolled ... Read more | Add your comment

Highway 7 Coalition sends letter to Governor Reeves, state legislators asking for financial support

Local leaders from seven counties in the Highway 7 corridor have come together to ask Governor Tate Reeves ... Read more | Add your comment

Labor Shortage Prompts Job Fair at OHS

The labor shortage affecting businesses around the country has not spared the LOU community, as officials report a ... Read more | Add your comment

Oxford hires director for Animal Resource Center; County not partnering with city, for now

Progress continues to be made toward the City of Oxford’s Animal Resource Center, with a new director hired ... Read more | Add your comment

Business

Labor Shortage Prompts Job Fair at OHS

The labor shortage affecting businesses around the country has not spared the LOU community, as officials report a visible labor shortage in a range of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Carrie Stambaugh.

Lafayette County

Traffic Alert: Signals out on Highway 6

UPDATE 2:29 p.m.: All traffic signals on Highway 6 are working, except for the Buddy East Parkway intersection. All traffic signals along Highway 6 in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Anna Guizerix.

Lafayette Sports

Varner’s performance lifts Lafayette past New Hope in 5A baseball playoffs

Lafayette entered Saturday’s game against New Hope, looking to bounce back after dropping a heart breaker late to the Trojans on Friday. A win would ... Read more

by Jacob Palmer, Saturday, May 8, 2021 5:34 pm

Newsletter

Tim Elko hits home run as No. 12 Ole Miss evens series with Texas A&M

No. 12 Ole Miss got back on track on Saturday after having their five-game winning streak snapped on Friday, but there was a bigger story ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, May 8, 2021 3:21 pm

Lafayette Sports

New Hope defeats Lafayette in extra innings to tie 5A playoff series

COLUMBUS- Lafayette battled all game against the New Hope Trojans but fell in extra innings on a walk-off two-RBI single by Richard Guy on Friday, ... Read more

by Jacob Palmer, Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:41 am

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette girls track team finish runner-up in Class 5A state meet

The Lafayette girls track team finished up a strong 2021 season on Thursday, competing in the MHSAA Class 5A state track and field meet at ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, May 7, 2021 11:32 pm

Newsletter

Oxford baseball’s season ends with Tupelo rally in the seventh to advance in 6A playoffs

TUPELO — Oxford baseball saw their season come to an end as Tupelo’s Will Hodges stepped across home plate in the bottom of the seventh ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, May 7, 2021 11:12 pm

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Lafayette Sports

Lafayette baseball defeats New Hope in 5A playoff opener

Lafayette entered Thursday looking to capitalize and take the opening game of the three-game second round series against New Hope in the Class 5A playoffs. ... Read more

by Jacob Palmer, Friday, May 7, 2021 11:01 am

Newsletter

Tupelo baseball defeats Oxford to take Game 1 of second round 6A series

Hunter Elliott was locked in on Thursday and showed why Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco wanted him in Oxford this fall. The Tupelo pitcher ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:15 pm

Crime

Dollar General employee arrested for stealing from store

An employee at an Oxford Dollar General is facing a felony charge after being caught stealing from the store. On May 4, the Oxford Police ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:29 pm

Education

Regents School of Oxford announces new campus location

Regents School of Oxford will soon get a new home. On Wednesday, the school announced the purchase of 18 acres of wooded land where it ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:26 pm

Business

Heartland Forward grant program opens to local residents

Oxford and Lafayette County residents have the opportunity to help their community thrive with a grant to test out their idea to solve a local problem.   ... Read more

by Carrie Stambaugh, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:54 pm

Lafayette County

Eggs and Issues 2021: Local state leaders provide update on Lafayette County’s infrastructure projects

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about topics discussed at the Eggs and Issues event, including tourism, infrastructure and economic ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:47 pm

Events

Oxford Film Festival announces leadership for 2022

The Oxford Film Festival has found its leader for 2022. Last week, festival organizers announced Jim Brunzell III as the interim Executive Director for the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:40 pm

Ole Miss Sports

Ole Miss soccer prepares for No. 9 Duke in Sweet 16 showdown

The Ole Miss soccer team is currently riding one of their best stretches in program history and is a win away from reaching their first ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:34 pm

Crime

Oxford man facing domestic violence charge

An Oxford man is facing a felony domestic violence charge following an altercation. On April 29, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jordan ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, May 3, 2021 10:49 am

Crime

Batesville man arrested on child neglect charge

A Batesville man is facing a felony child neglect charge following a welfare concern call. On April 26, the Oxford Police Department responded to a ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, May 3, 2021 10:03 am

Education

Lafayette High School announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian for Class of 2021

Lafayette County School District announced the two students atop Lafayette High School’s Class of 2021 last week. Leigh Kergosien was named Valedictorian, while Emalee West ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, May 3, 2021 9:58 am

Newsletter

No. 19 Ole Miss sweeps doubleheader, series against No. 13 South Carolina

April showers bring May flowers and for the Ole Miss baseball team, that could not be any truer. Coming off an abysmal month were they ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:33 pm

Newsletter

No. 19 Ole Miss strikes early to take series opener against No. 13 South Carolina

Gunnar Hoglund returning to the mound was exactly what Ole Miss needed. The No. 19 Rebels picked up their second straight Southeastern Conference win with ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, April 30, 2021 10:17 pm

Ole Miss Sports

Former Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore drafted by the New York Jets as 34th overall pick

Elijah Moore did not hear his name called during night one of the 2021 NFL Draft, but he did not have to wait long to ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, April 30, 2021 6:44 pm

Business

Oxford Newsmedia Office moves to West Oxford Loop

Oxford Newsmedia, LLC has found a new home in the Parkway Center on West Oxford Loop. Previously located on Skyline Drive off of Highway 30, ... Read more

by Anna Guizerix, Friday, April 30, 2021 4:49 pm

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette and Oxford win individual state tennis titles

After winning their second state championship in program history last week, Lafayette’s tennis team picked up some more hardware this week. The MHSAA individual state ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, April 30, 2021 2:07 pm

Business

Eggs and Issues 2021: Rep. Brady Williamson defends tourism tax stance

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about topics discussed at the Eggs and Issues event, including tourism, infrastructure and economic ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, April 30, 2021 1:36 pm

Elections

Absentee voting for Oxford’s municipal elections now open

Oxford residents who will be unable to vote in-person for the June 8 general election can now cast their ballots. Absentee voting for this summer’s ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, April 30, 2021 1:29 pm

Education

Need-To-Know: Ole Miss Commencement 2021 

The University of Mississippi’s 168th Commencement exercises are scheduled this weekend, when more than 5,000 prospective graduates and their friends and family will gather in Oxford to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, April 30, 2021 11:37 am

Crime

Oxford man arrested for attempted break-in at Lafayette County Courthouse

An Oxford man was arrested this week for attempted commercial burglary. John Langan, 22, was taken into custody on April 29 after investigators with the ... Read more

by Anna Guizerix, Friday, April 30, 2021 11:05 am