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Maya Martin, Author at The Oxford Eagle

Education

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 masks optional for students and faculty. The ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:55 pm

News

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 service in the Vietnam War. Crowder and ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:55 pm

Business

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 Council Wayne Andrews’ four-year tenure in the ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:53 pm

Lafayette County

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 variant could prove “a recipe for problem.” ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:53 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

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

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

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

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 County

Labor shortage strings up catfish supplies

The South’s Best Catfish Joint is feeling the pinch of limited catfish supplies and rising prices, driven primarily by labor shortages. Lynn Hewlett, owner of ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Monday, July 19, 2021 12:54 pm

Events

Future Ole Miss student crowned Miss Mississippi Teen Volunteer

An incoming University of Mississippi freshman is the state’s first Miss Mississippi Teen Volunteer. Mary Kate Nelson, granddaughter of Kay Nelson of Oxford, was crowned ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 16, 2021 4:22 pm

Lafayette County

Punkin Water Association ordered to find a solution by next month

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley held — what he hopes to be — the last hearing about the Punkin Water Association’s water issues ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:28 am

Business

El Charro returns to Oxford in style

More than 25 years after first opening in Oxford, the popular El Charro restaurant has returned with a new generation in charge. “Twenty six years ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:26 am

Lafayette County

Grant helps CASA expand volunteer base

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lafayette County (CASA) will now be able to bring on more volunteer advocates to help and serve the best interests ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:55 am

Events

Faulkner conference returns, focuses on ‘Mississippi Confluence’

The University of Mississippi is preparing for the return of the annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference with the theme, “Faulkner, Welty, Wright: A Mississippi Confluence.” ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 9:54 am

Lafayette County

Oxford Utilities set to install 24/7 payment kiosk

Customers of Oxford Utilities may soon have a 24-hour kiosk available for paying bills. “We’ve planned for the kiosk over the last two budget cycles ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 10:48 am

Lafayette County

Commissioner to hold Punkin Water hearing today

Punkin Water Association customers with ongoing concerns about water quality will have the chance to share those at today’s public hearing. Northern District Public Service ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Monday, July 12, 2021 11:48 am

Events

Balach excited to be dancing ‘like the stars’

Nancy Maria Balach will be dancing like the stars in August, and the University of Mississippi professor and Chair of the Music Department is “over ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 9, 2021 1:19 pm

Events

Making safety fun: Fire Academy for Kids returns to Oxford

Fire Academy for Kids made a return to the Oxford Fire Department this week. The academy was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. The OFD’s ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 9, 2021 1:10 pm

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