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Jake Thompson, Author at The Oxford Eagle

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

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 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

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:23 pm

Education

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 the start of the 2020-21 school year. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:34 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

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

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 1:41 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

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

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

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 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

Education

University of Mississippi to end fall semester before Thanksgiving

The University of Mississippi is modifying its calendar for the fall semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes will begin as scheduled on Aug. 24, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 8:44 pm

Events

Water Valley officially sets new watermelon eating contest world record

The City of Water Valley is officially the king of watermelons. Word recently came down from the Guinness World Records office that last year’s watermelon ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:34 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss bolsters defense with two transfer commitments

The Ole Miss football team added two new pieces to its defensive ranks this week with the addition of two transfers. Navy’s Jacob Springer and ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:52 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss football players call for removal of Confederate statue on the Square

Change is coming to one of the Confederate statues in the LOU Community, but members of the Ole Miss football team are asking for more. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 12:49 pm

Lafayette County

Tannehill: Area clinics to begin reporting COVID-19 data directly to City

The exact number of COVID-19 cases in Oxford has become unclear in the last week, but may become clearer soon. In a video posted to ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 3:08 pm

News

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on College Hill Road airlifted to Memphis

A male pedestrian was airlifted to a Memphis hospital after being struck by a vehicle on College Hill Road this past Sunday.  The incident occurred ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:56 pm

Lafayette County

Lafayette County reports 60 new COVID-19 cases since June 17

Lafayette County has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases much like the rest of the state, and on Monday it learned exactly how much of ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 12:37 pm

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