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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

8 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

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

2 days ago by Jake Thompson.

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

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

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

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

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

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

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

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

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

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

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

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Delayed Start for Lafayette County Schools on Tuesday

Students and teachers in the Lafayette County School District will be able to report to class a little later than normal on Tuesday. The school ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Board of Supervisors approve ordinance banning Kratom, synthetic opioids in Lafayette County

After the City of Oxford banned the sale of Kratom and other synthetic opioids 16 months ago, those products are also banned in Lafayette County. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

YEAR IN REVIEW: October – December 2020

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of our four-part series, taking a look back at some of the most notable stories of 2020. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County couple arrested for trafficking methamphetamine, domestic violence

A domestic dispute in Lafayette County led to the arrest of two individuals and the confiscation of several ounces of methamphetamine. On Dec. 26, the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

YEAR IN REVIEW: July-September 2020

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of our four-part series, taking a look back at some of the most notable stories of 2020. The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Nolan Mettetal, former Mississippi Legislator, dies of COVID-19

Retired Mississippi legislator Nolan Mettetal died Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 at the age of 75. Condolences and tributes circulated throughout Lafayette County, and further, when ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Oxford bars, restaurants not allowed to stay open past 11 p.m. for New Year’s Eve

Oxford bars and restaurants will not be allowed to stay open to say goodbye to 2020. The City of Oxford announced on Monday that local ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Aldermen approve renaming of annexed roads

Lafayette County roads that now reside inside the city limits of Oxford will be renamed in 2021. The Oxford Board of Aldermen recently approved a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

YEAR IN REVIEW: April-June 2020

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of our four-part series, taking a look back at some of the most notable stories of 2020. The ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

YEAR IN REVIEW: January-March 2020

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of our four-part series, taking a look back at some of the most notable stories of 2020. The ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Three men arrested and charged with assault following shooting

Three Water Valley men are facing assault charges following an incident that involved a shooting, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. On Dec. 20, ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Two arrested in connection with auto burglaries

Two people are in custody and facing charges in connection with a string of auto burglaries. On Dec. 13, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested for domestic violence

An Oxford man is facing domestic violence charge following an incident earlier this month. On Dec. 12, deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested on burglary charge

An Oxford man is facing a burglary charge after breaking into a residence earlier this month. On Dec. 14, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

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