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By the Numbers: Lafayette County unemployment rates increase

Lafayette County saw a significant increase in unemployment rates for April 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a summary released by the Mississippi Department ... Read more

12 hours ago by Ana Martinez.

Circuit Judge John A. Gregory announces retirement

Circuit Judge John A. Gregory announced he will retire on June 30.  According to a letter sent out to announce his retirement, Gregory said he ... Read more

1 day ago by Ana Martinez.

Abbeville man arrested after shooting

Following reports of a shooting on County Road 107, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested an Abbeville man for aggravated assault. On May 27, deputies ... Read more

1 day ago by Anna Guizerix.

MDOT provides update on Highway 6 projects

Portions of Highway 6 are seeing renovations as part of a project awarded by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, which provided updates this week. John ... Read more

2 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Conference on the Front Porch announces 2020 lineup

One of the first big post-shutdown events scheduled in Oxford is the 25th Annual Double Decker Arts Festival in August, but Lafayette County has second ... Read more

2 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County distributing KN95 masks to public

Lafayette County will be distributing free KN95 masks to residents on Thursday, May 28. The KN95 masks will be available from 7 to 11 a.m. ... Read more

2 days ago by Ana Martinez.

Verizon Cell Tower approved by Lafayette County Planning Commission

The Lafayette County Planning Commission approved requests from Verizon to construct a cell tower on a quarter-acre lot behind mTrade Park. The tower will stand ... Read more

2 days ago by Ana Martinez.

Lafayette County Solid Waste wants trash out by 7 a.m.

Lafayette County Solid Waste customers need to have their trash out on time on their scheduled pickup days. According to a post on the service’s ... Read more

3 days ago by Anna Guizerix.

Lafayette County reports 10 new COVID-19 cases since May 23

With the reopening of businesses and an increased number of tests being administered, Lafayette County has seen a small surge in COVID-19 cases in the ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County man arrested for fraud

A Lafayette County man was arrested for fraud last week. Robert Bryan Mackey, 44, was arrested on May 20. Mackey was involved in a home ... Read more

5 days ago by Ana Martinez.

Rep. Trent Kelly announces Service Academy appointments of local seniors

U.S. Representative Trent Kelly announced the appointment of eight North Mississippi seniors to national service academies, including three from Lafayette and Oxford High School. Mason ... Read more

5 days ago by Jake Thompson.

GOING HOME: Injured Deputy US Marshal honored with ‘Hero’s Parade’

Deputy US Marshal Bob Dickerson was doing his job when he was hit during a shootout on South Lamar Boulevard; seven days later, he left ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford businesses to receive assistance from State Legislature

Local small businesses will soon be able to get some assistance from the state. Last week, Mississippi lawmakers passed a bill to distribute $300 million ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford School District announces changes to summer lunch program

Local school districts will be discontinuing their meals-to-go program for the current school year this week, but plans for the summer are already in place. ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County holding steady at 109 COVID-19 cases

Lafayette County saw a small surge in COVID-19 cases last week, but the start of this week has been a different story. For the second ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

North Mississippi Regional Center to roll off active case list

Lafayette County’s long-term care facilities could soon be rid of COVID-19. During Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Lafayette County emergency management director Steve Quarles provided ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County reports six new COVID-19 cases since Monday

Lafayette County reached the century mark in reported COVID-19 cases on Monday, and has since gradually increased that number throughout the week. The Mississippi State ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford School District to release 2020-21 academic plan next month

With high schools shifting to virtual graduation and putting a bow on the current school year, administrators must now look toward August. The COVID-19 pandemic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Courtland man arrested for domestic violence

A Courtland man is facing a domestic violence charge. Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Tommy Robertson, 34, on May 13 for one ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Batesville man arrested for stolen firearm

A Batesville man is facing charges in relation to a stolen firearm. Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandon Chase Raymond, 19, for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County surpasses 100 COVID-19 cases

Nearly two months after reporting its first COVID-19 case, Lafayette County has surpassed the century mark. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported three new ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Free COVID-19 drive-thru testing to be offered at Oxford Chamber of Commerce

Oxford is getting its second COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in less than a month. Oxford Health Care Associates is hosting the free testing at the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

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