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Jake Thompson, Author at The Oxford Eagle

Education

Oxford High teacher suspended for boycotting mask mandate

A teacher within the Oxford School District is serving a two-day suspension after taking a stand against the district’s mask requirement issued on Saturday. Tyler ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:56 pm

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette’s Murphrey named NHSACA national Boys Assistant Coach of the Year

Jimmy Murphrey has spent nearly five decades coaching within the Lafayette County School District and last week was named one of the top coaches in ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 12:40 pm

Education

Oxford School District superintendent discusses entry plan

When Bradley Roberson was named the next superintendent for the Oxford School District in March, he mentioned the idea of having a plan for his ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, August 2, 2021 9:18 am

Education

Oxford School District requiring masks for first three weeks of school

After voting to make masks optional for students, faculty and staff within Oxford School District, superintendent Bradley Roberson announced on Saturday that masks will now ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, July 31, 2021 2:47 pm

Newsletter

Oxford’s 10 & Under team wins Junior Team Tennis state title

The depth of tennis talent in Lafayette County is already known with the success both high school teams have, but a younger group recently showed ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, July 31, 2021 8:00 am

Crime

Former Oxford cop pleads guilty to the murder of Dominique Clayton, sentenced to life in prison

NEW ALBANY — Inside the courtroom at the Union County Courthouse on Friday, former Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne admitted to killing Dominique Clayton while ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, July 30, 2021 4:53 pm

Newsletter

Shelby McEwen advances to the high jump finals in first Olympics appearance

Shelby McEwen’s first Olympic experience continues on after advancing from the qualifying round of the men’s high jump on Friday in Tokyo. McEwen qualified eighth ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:13 pm

News

Sam Kendricks on missing Olympics due to positive COVID test: “I’ll weather this predicament”

Sam Kendricks saw his dream of a second Olympic medal was dashed late Wednesday night after testing positive for COVID-19, but Oxford’s native son is ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, July 29, 2021 4:09 pm

Education

University of Mississippi reaches settlement agreement with former history professor

A former history professor at the University of Mississippi has reached a settlement agreement with the school in regards to his termination last year. Dr. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, July 29, 2021 2:06 pm

News Main

Sam Kendricks out of Olympics after positive COVID-19 test

Sam Kendricks is out of the Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19. The news broke late Wednesday night after his father and coach, Scott Kendricks, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:42 pm

Crime

Former Lafayette High teacher to not serve jail time on sex crime charge

A former Lafayette High School teacher will not serve jail time after being charged with a felony sex crime three years ago. According to court ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:07 am

Lafayette Sports

“IT FEELS AMAZING”: Shelby McEwen set to compete in first Olympics

When Shelby McEwen lines up to take his first jump in Tokyo this week, it will be the culmination of achieving a lifelong goal. The ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 8:00 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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