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Ole Miss and Florida kneel ahead of opening kickoff in pregame demonstration

Prior to Ole Miss’ season opener against No. 5 Florida, both teams took part in a pregame demonstration ... Read more | Add your comment

City of Oxford, Army Corps of Engineers sign Project Partnership Agreement

The City of Oxford’s Regional Water Supply and Treatment Project received a boost last week. The city and ... Read more | Add your comment

Kinne’s attorney requests psychiatric evaluation in capital murder case

The lawyer for Matthew Kinne, the former Oxford Police officer charged with capital murder, has requested a psychiatric ... Read more | Add your comment

Board of Aldermen approve more outdoor dining licenses

A handful more restaurants around the Oxford Square will be participating in outdoor dining. On Tuesday, the Board ... 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

by Jake Thompson.

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.

Newsletter

Despite loss to No. 5 Florida, Ole Miss’ new-look offense shines

As time expired inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday, there was plenty for Ole Miss fans to be good about on one side of the ball. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, September 26, 2020 4:52 pm

Newsletter

COMEBACK CHARGERS: Oxford completes historic comeback to defeat Southaven

SOUTHAVEN — Oxford has mastered the art of a comeback. Down by 20 points in the second half, the Chargers rallied with the help of ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:00 am

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette falls to West Point in Region 1-5A opener

By Jared Redding WEST POINT — For the fifth time in three seasons, Lafayette had a team capable of knocking off Class 5A’s gold standard. ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Contributors, Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:00 am

Sports

Water Valley takes tough blow from Winona

By Jacob Palmer WATER VALLEY- A young Water Valley showed growing pains last week against Calhoun City and were looking to bounce back on homecoming ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Contributors, Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:00 am

Lafayette County

LCDF Members are on State Task Force for Emergency Response

Firefighters from Lafayette County are always ready to help their neighbors – and when needed, fellow Mississippians outside the county. In recent years, first responders ... Read more

by Carrie Staumbaugh, Friday, September 25, 2020 8:22 pm

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Crime

Search for fugitive leads to multiple arrests by Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department

Seven people are facing multiple charges ranging following an investigation involving a wanted fugitive earlier this week. On Sept. 22, investigators with the Lafayette County ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, September 25, 2020 11:49 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss baseball suspends team activities due to COVID-19 outbreak

Four days into their fall practice season, the Ole Miss baseball program had to hit the pause button due to COVID-19. On Thursday, the program ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:09 pm

Events

Theatre Oxford announces October show

Theatre Oxford is getting back onstage next month and earlier this week, announced which show will be performed. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, September 24, 2020 11:04 am

Crime

Water Valley man arrested in connection to Oklahoma murder

A report of a careless driver resulted in a Water Valley man being arrested in connection to a murder in Oklahoma. On Sept. 18, Lafayette ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, September 24, 2020 9:47 am

Lafayette County

Communicare Sees Infusion of Federal Grants

An infusion of federal grants to local mental health provider Communicare will help expand local services at a time of increased need driven by economic ... Read more

by Carrie Staumbaugh, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:47 pm

Business

Area venues hosting Ole Miss watch parties due to limited capacity at stadiums

With limited crowd capacities at college football stadiums this fall due to COVID-19, venues around Oxford are offering a safe alternative to still catch the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 2:10 pm

Lifestyle

Weekend kicks off “FinsUp Fanfare” at Lafayette County Arena

By Davis Coen Saturday morning begins SEC Football.  We all have missed it, but what goes along with football in the South is tailgating. Arguably ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:23 pm

Newsletter

Otis Reese goes public with ongoing eligibility battle, harassment claims at Georgia

For the first time since transferring to Ole Miss, Otis Reese is speaking out. The defensive back is still waiting to hear from the NCAA ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:59 am

Lafayette Sports

Week 4 Preview: Oxford and Lafayette begin region play; Blue Devils continue home stand

Suddenly, the MHSAA football season is entering its fourth week. What felt like would never come this year is nearly halfway complete and the games ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 9:54 am

Crime

Local law enforcement agencies speak out against Initiative 65

A major issue in Mississippi on November’s ballot is the proposition to legalize medical marijuana with Initiative 65 and Initiative 65A. During a press conference ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:45 pm

Business

McCormick’s set to open at the Ole Miss Inn this weekend

The Ole Miss football season officially begins on Saturday and with this comes the anticipated opening of McCormick’s at the Ole Miss Inn. Announced back ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:40 pm

Newsletter

Lane Kiffin still undecided on starting quarterback with opener approaching

The opening week of the Southeastern Conference’s football season has arrived and with it a top-five opponent for Ole Miss. The No. 5 Florida Gators ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 1:12 pm

News

First Regional Library Connects the Lafayette Community

Libraries have always been both a community reservoir of knowledge and a window into the wider world. When COVID-19 struck the United States this spring, ... Read more

by Carrie Staumbaugh, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:55 pm

Elections

Absentee voting begins in Lafayette County amid COVID-19

Monday brought the beginning of absentee voting in Mississippi amid a pandemic. With COVID-19 still prominent in Mississippi, and the world, election officials are having ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, September 21, 2020 3:47 pm

News

City of Oxford renews contract with Mississippi Critterz

Mississippi Critterz will continue to operate the animal shelter for at least another year. The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to renew their contract with ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, September 21, 2020 3:41 pm

Lafayette Sports

This week in prep sports (Sept. 21 -26)

LAFAYETTE Monday (Sept. 21): Volleyball at Water Valley, 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 22): Volleyball vs. Center Hill, 6 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 24): Volleyball vs. Ripley, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, September 21, 2020 8:00 am

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette upends Mooreville to cap off non-region play

By Jared Redding MOOREVILLE — Without Tyrus Williams in the lineup in the first half, the Lafayette didn’t miss a beat, even when he was ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Contributors, Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:39 am

Newsletter

Water Valley falls to Calhoun City in home opener

WATER VALLEY — After an explosive start to their season a week ago, the growing pains showed up for Water Valley on Friday. The young Blue ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:29 am

News

Mississippi Senate honors Oxford Eagle Scout with resolution

Keerthin Karthikeyan is doing his part to make Mississippi a better place and the state is honoring  him for his efforts. The 15-year-0ld received a ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, September 18, 2020 11:57 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss soccer set to open 2020 season

Matt Mott gets anxious these days, which means Ole Miss soccer’s 2020 season is finally getting underway. The Rebel head coach normally gets anxious, it’s ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, September 18, 2020 11:56 am