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Foster continuing the family legacy as Lafayette’s new school superintendent

Jay Foster is continuing the family tradition as he takes over as the Lafayette County School District’s superintendent. The school district announced the hiring of ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County School District names Jay Foster new superintendent

The Lafayette County School District has hired Jay Foster to be the district’s new superintendent. The LCSD announced the hiring on Monday, coming nearly two ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

MEMA releases preliminary damage report from flood event

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency released their preliminary report on Monday, assessing the damage done from last weeks flood event in Lafayette County and other ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Lafayette County man arrested and charged with murder

A Lafayette County man is charged with allegedly murdering his wife, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. On June 11 at approximately 12:15 p.m., ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County Literacy Council receives Dollar General grant

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Lafayette County Literacy Council a $9,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant is part of the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Town of Taylor elects two new aldermen; Mayor Hardy re-elected

The Town of Taylor held its municipal elections on Tuesday, electing two new people to the Board of Aldermen. Bill Taylor and Sarah Margaret Hewlett ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Crews battle to keep Lake Tara Dam levee from failing

The Lafayette County Fire Department is working to relieve pressure from the Tara Lake Dam before a levee breaches due to the heavy rainfall received ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Census: Lafayette has second-highest growth in state

While Mississippi population decreased over the last decade, Lafayette County showed some of the highest growth in the state. According to the 2020 US Census, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

MSDH: 40 percent of Lafayette County residents are fully vaccinated

Lafayette County continues to be one of the top counties in Mississippi when it comes to the rate of its residents who are fully vaccinated ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

‘They represent a comeback for all of us:’ 2021 Lafayette High School Graduation

For the first time in two years, Lafayette High School held an in-person graduation ceremony on Thursday and took the time to look back at ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Two minors charged in Abbeville Mini-Mart break-in

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department made two arrests in connection with the break-in at the Abbeville Mini-Mart earlier this month. Two juveniles were arrested by ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Baptist Hospital tagged as one of nation’s best

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is one of the top hospitals in the country, according to a list published this month. Fortune/IBM Watson Health released their ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Etta man arrested for 4th DUI

On May 20, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Hubbard Vision, 71 of Etta, for Driving under the Influence 4th. Vinson was operating ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Harmontown man arrested for grand larceny

A Harmontown man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing a vehicle. On May 6, deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department took a ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Northern entrance to County Road 401 to be temporarily closed on Friday and Saturday

The northern entrance to County Road 401 from Highway 7 will be temporarily closed for two days. The Mississippi Department of Transportation announced on Thursday ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford School District to offer free summer meals to kids

The Oxford School District will resume its summer meal program next month with dine-in or carry out options at three different campuses. Starting June 7 ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

First Regional Library announces summer reading program

First Regional Library’s annual Summer Reading Program starts June 1, 2021. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

County tops 6,200 COVID-19 cases

Mississippi has recorded one new COVID-19-related death and 257 new positive test results, as of 3 p.m. Tuesday. Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

CDC Says No More Masks for the Fully-Vaxxed; LOU Leaders Cautiously Optimistic About Return to Business as Usual

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement on Thursday that fully vaccinated Americans can take off their masks inside and no longer must socially ... Read more

1 month ago by Carrie Stambaugh.

Lafayette County School District hosting retirement reception for Dr. Adam Pugh

The Lafayette County School District is hosting a retirement reception for outgoing school superintendent Dr. Adam Pugh this week. The reception will take place on ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Picnic at the Pavilion Celebrates LOU Reopening

To celebrate the reopening of the LOU community, the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Picnic on the Pavilion this Thursday from 5 ... Read more

1 month ago by Carrie Stambaugh.

Group honors 1893 Lafayette County lynching victim

A group of around 40 people gathered in Banner, Miss., over the weekend to honor the memory of a man lynched in Lafayette County.   ... Read more

1 month ago by Oxford Eagle Contributors.

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