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LCSD: in-person class is required, masks optional

The Lafayette County School District is requiring all students to attend in-person classes for 2021-2022 and have made ... Read more | Add your comment

Vietnam Vet is happy receive honorary badge

Hollis Crowder of Batesville recently received the Honorary Air Assault Badge from the Sabalauski Air School for his ... Read more | Add your comment

Brewer to head board for the Chamber of Commerce

Quentin Brewer will take over as chairman of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber following executive director of Yoknapatawpha Arts ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID numbers surge; CDC expected to backpedal on some guidelines

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the state, local health care leaders are warning that the latest ... Read more | Add your comment

DEVELOPING NEWS

Free COVID-19 vaccines end today at Conference Center

Today is the last day to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine from the Oxford Conference Center and National Guard Armory. The conference center began administering ... Read more | Add your comment

by Maya Martin.

Newsletter

Mike Bianco returning to Ole Miss: “I am committed to bringing championships to Oxford”

The week-long uncertainty regarding Mike Bianco and the Ole Miss baseball program has come to an end. The Rebels winningest coach in program history will ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jake Thompson.

Crime

Oxford woman arrested after hit and run incident

An Oxford woman is facing two felony charges after allegedly being involved in a hit and run incident. On July 25, officers with the Oxford ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:52 pm

Lafayette County

PWA replacing meters, exploring options for water service

Board members of the Punkin Water Association are examining faulty meters, mapping pipes and exploring options for purchasing water from outside sources in response to ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 2:19 pm

Education

Oxford School District approves Return to School plan; masks optional for students, staff

With school beginning next week, the Oxford School District has adopted a Return to School plan on how to deal with COVID-19. The OSD’s Board ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 11:49 am

Crime

Olive Branch woman arrested on shoplifting charge

An Olive Branch woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly shoplifting at stores on the Downtown Square. On July 24, the Oxford Police Department ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 11:14 am

Crime

Two men arrested on aggravated assault charges

Two men are each facing a felony assault charge following a domestic disturbance and shots fired at an Oxford apartment complex. On July 26 at ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 11:11 am

Friends2Follow

BREAKING NEWS

Former Oxford cop taking plea deal for murder of Dominique Clayton

The EAGLE has confirmed that former Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne will take a plea deal this week for the murder of Dominique Clayton. The ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, July 26, 2021 4:53 pm

Events

Oxford Community Market to celebrate National Farmers Market Week

Oxford Community Market is joining the Farmers Market Coalition and markets around the country to celebrate National Farmers Market Week on Aug. 3 from 3-6:30 ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, July 26, 2021 2:18 pm

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette’s Tyrus Williams to miss season with shoulder injury

Lafayette’s offense took a blow two weeks before preseason camp begins with the loss of its starting quarterback. Tyrus Williams will miss the season after ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, July 26, 2021 1:02 pm

Crime

LCSD charges man with failure to register as a sex offender

Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department charged Sonny Ingram, 35, with Sex Offender Registration Failure on July 21. Deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Monday, July 26, 2021 11:07 am

Newsletter

Matt Corral is at peace with himself entering season

Standing in a room at The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover surrounded by media, Matt Corral made a very candid statement about his first SEC Media ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, July 24, 2021 8:00 am

Events

Tucker represents Lafayette in state DYW contest

Oxford High School senior Ellie Tucker, daughter of Tom and Leigh Tucker, is competing in the Distinguished Young Women State Competition in Meridian. The event ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:35 pm

Business

Baptist hospital implements new residency program

Oxford’s first medical residency program began this month with 12 doctors. Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi introduced the new three-year internal medicine residency program ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:35 pm

News

Downer celebrates 100 years of ‘so many blessings’

Cile Downer of Oxford turned 100 years old on Wednesday and celebrated this spectacular life achievement with family and life-long friends at McEwen’s Oxford. “I’m ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:35 pm

Lifestyle Features

JUMP SAM JUMP: How a life-altering decision allowed Sam Kendricks to conquer the world

Editor’s Note: This was the cover story for the 2020 edition of the Profile Magazine Every child growing up has that one dream; aspirations to ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:10 pm

Newsletter

Corral, Ealy voted First Team Preseason All-SEC; Ole Miss predicted to finish fourth in West

Many have Matt Corral pegged as one of the top quarterbacks in the Southeastern Conference and the media felt the same way. The Ole Miss ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:31 am

News

Lafayette County seeing new surge of COVID-19 cases

While Lafayette County is not seeing a high number of reported Delta variant cases of the COVID-19 virus, it is experiencing a slight surge in ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, July 22, 2021 10:19 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

[UPDATE] Apartment residents worry after utility cutoff, bankruptcy rumors

Owners of the Taylor Bend apartment complex haven’t spoken publicly or answered residents’ questions about the fate of the complex after a week that saw ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:03 pm

Crime

Oxford Police Department warn of card skimmers at gas pumps

The Oxford Police Department put out a warning to the public on Wednesday regarding card skimmers after one was recently discovered in a gas pump. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 4:54 pm

Crime

Oxford man arrested for allegedly touching a child for lustful purproses

On July 7, Child Protective Services reported to Oxford Police Department Investigators that CPS received a report of Clarence Wayne Shinault, 32 of Oxford, allegedly ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:03 pm

News

Oxford Animal Resource Center reaching capacity for dogs

Oxford’s latest iteration of its animal shelter is still under renovation, but it is already experiencing vacancy issues. The Animal Resource Center is under construction ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:08 am

Crime

Oxford man arrested for malicious mischief

An Oxford man is facing a felony charge after allegedly damaging a vehicle with a pyrotechnic device, according to the Oxford Police Department. On July ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:07 am

Newsletter

Lane Kiffin hitting the reset button with upcoming season

HOOVER,  Ala. — Yes, Lane Kiffin was on the sideline for the 2020 season, but to the second-year head coach this season is like hitting ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 5:47 pm

Lafayette County

LCFD chief: More staff needed to serve county

Editor’s note: This was updated with corrected information regarding the total budget and employee status. Lafayette County Fire Department Chief Wes Anderson says the LCFD ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:32 pm

Business

Barragan bringing “joy” to Oxford with latest business venture

Joysticks Restaurant Arcade ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday signified the official opening of Antonio “Tony” Barragan’s latest venture. Born and raised in Chicago, Barragan came to ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:32 pm

Lafayette Sports

Storck set to take over Lafayette volleyball

Lafayette’s volleyball team will have their third head coach in as many years when the season begins next month, but not much else will change. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 11:03 am