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Jake Thompson, Author at The Oxford Eagle

News

Oxford’s Little Free Library locations converted into food pantries

The Little Free Library locations throughout Oxford are now offering more than a good book to read. Recognizing this is a time of need for ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:54 pm

Crime

Former Ole Miss student convicted of killing University police officer released from prison

After serving 14 years of a 20-year sentence, Daniel Cummings is no longer in prison. Cummings was released from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:47 pm

Columns

COLUMN: Thanks for the memories, Drew Brees

I was angry Sunday night. That was my first raw emotion as I slammed my fist against the wall while walking back to my bedroom ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:38 am

Elections

Two Oxford Aldermen not seeking re-election

After 24 years, Janice Antonow is stepping down from the Oxford Board of Aldermen. Antonow, the current Ward III Alderman, will complete her sixth term ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:31 pm

Events

2021 Double Decker Arts Festival status in limbo

The Double Decker Arts Festival did not happen in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the status for the 2021 event is currently unknown. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:47 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss baseball announces 2021 schedule

After playing only 17 games in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic cut the spring season short, Ole Miss baseball announced a full 2021 schedule on ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:16 pm

Crime

Two arrested by Oxford Police in connection to College Hill Road burglaries

Two people are facing felony burglary charges following an investigation into a string of thefts in the College Hill Road area. On Jan. 14, the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:10 pm

Lafayette County

Lynching memorial approved for Lafayette County Courthouse lawn

After delaying a vote to discuss the proposed language for a memorial marker for seven African-American lynching victims in Lafayette County last month, the Board ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:04 pm

Crime

Kosciusko man arrested for allegedly assaulting Uber driver

A Kosciusko man is facing assault charges after an altercation with an Uber driver last year. On Oct. 25, 2020, an officer with the Oxford ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:35 am

Newsletter

Offense sputters in Rebels’ loss to Georgia

The Ole Miss men’s basketball team’s slide in the Southeastern Conference continues. Lacking offense for most of the game, the Rebels fell to Georgia, 78-74, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:48 pm

Crime

Sheriff’s Department looking for suspects in attempted burglary of Abbeville Mini Mart

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery of the Abbeville Mini ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, January 15, 2021 5:19 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss men looking to shake off slow SEC start

The beginning of conference play for the Ole Miss men’s basketball team has not gone the way they envisioned, but they are not letting their ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:34 pm

Lafayette County

Highway 7 and 9 roundabout project to resume this Spring

Construction of a new roundabout at the Highway 7 and Highway 9 split is expected to resume by Spring 2021. During a visit at Oxford’s ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, January 15, 2021 10:16 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss women drop second straight in loss to Missouri

If Sunday’s loss at Mississippi State was a small step forward for the Ole Miss women’s basketball program then Thursday’s game was anything but. The ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:25 pm

News

Residents of Oxford’s State Veterans Home receive COVID-19 vaccinations

The Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, but there is a light forming at the end ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:53 pm

Crime

Surveillance camera program launched by Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department

Lafayette County businesses and residences with outdoor surveillance cameras can now partner with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department in a new program. The Security Registration ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:44 am

Lafayette County

Mississippi has “no additional vaccines” for COVID-19

The COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Mississippi is struggling with supply and demand. Mississippi State Department of Health announced on Wednesday the distribution plan that was ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:12 pm

Lafayette Sports

Oxford girls, Lafayette boys end long losing streaks to crosstown rivals

Near decade-long losing streaks ended inside the Oxford High School gym on Tuesday. Oxford hosted Lafayette in basketball for the second time this season, and ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:09 am

News

Aldermen approve COVID-19 vaccine policy for city employees

Employees of the City of Oxford will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Board of Aldermen. During a special meeting ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:00 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss women’s basketball program showing signs of a turnaround

When the buzzer sounded in Starkville on Sunday evening, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team found themselves once again on the losing end of the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:44 am

Education

Planning Commission approves site plan for Oxford School District’s new CTE building

Oxford School District’s project to build its own career and technical education building received the go-ahead this week. The Oxford Planning Commission approved the school ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:50 am

Lafayette County

COVID-19 vaccinations administered at Oxford Conference Center

Lafayette County is now home to a COVID-19 vaccination site five days a week. The Oxford Conference Center and National Guard Armory, at 100 Ed ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:12 am

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