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Local doctor eases parents concerns for back to school

Schools across the nation are beginning to open up, leaving many parents facing the decision on if their child will return to school for in-person ... Read more

16 hours ago by Ana Martinez.

Census deadline shortened by one month

The United States Census Bureau made an announcement that they would be shortening the census deadline by one month on Monday, Aug. 3. The census ... Read more

2 days ago by Ana Martinez.

Tannehill: Next state flag “will be the flag of our lifetime”

In less than a month a new state flag design will be selected and submitted to be placed on the November ballot, but getting to ... Read more

2 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Board of Supervisors approve additional funding for Election Day

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a request from the Election Commission for additional funding for Election Day. The Board approved the spending of ... Read more

3 days ago by Ana Martinez.

Oxford and Lafayette County school districts approve budgets for upcoming year

For the first time the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts approved a budget without knowing what the final version will look like. That is ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County man arrested for weapon possession by felon

A Lafayette County man was arrested for weapon possession by felon on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Floyd ... Read more

5 days ago by Ana Martinez.

COVID-19 case total surpasses 800 in Lafayette County with 169 active

The month of July has seen a major surge in COVID-19 cases throughout Mississippi, including Lafayette County. On Friday, the Mississippi State Department of Health ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Magnolia Montessori School adding a new classroom for upcoming school year

Magnolia Montessori School is reopening for the school year with new vacancies and new policies. Magnolia Montessori School has vacancies for children ages 18 months ... Read more

1 week ago by Ana Martinez.

Student Housing plans for Move-In day

The months leading up to the school year are normally very busy this time of year, but this year will prove to be even busier ... Read more

1 week ago by Ana Martinez.

Water Valley man succumbs to injuries from one-vehicle accident on CR 376

Deputies of the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department were called out to County Road 376 for a one-vehicle accident on Saturday, July 25 at 3:58 p.m. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

Reeves reveals appointments for state flag commission

All nine members of the Mississippi State Flag Commission have been revealed following Governor Tate Reeves’ announcement on Friday. The governor revealed the three members ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

Holly Springs attorney Kent Smith appointed to 3rd Circuit Court

Mississippi’s 3rd Circuit Court now has a full slate of judges following Tuesday’s appointment by Governor Tate Reeves. Holly Springs attorney Kent E. Smith was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Faith Leaders hold a press conference to move the statue

Many of Oxford’s faith leaders gathered on the Lafayette County Chancery Court steps to discuss the need to move the Confederate statue. A dozen ministers ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrests man for terroristic threats

A man is in custody in Lafayette County following reports of making terroristic threats. On July 15, an affidavit was filed in Justice Court on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Franklin “Gray” Tollison appointed to 3rd Circuit Court

The empty chair left behind by Judge Andrew Howorth has been filled, as announced by Governor Tate Reeves on Wednesday. Reeves announced the appointment of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Mississippi State Flag design submission process announced

The process of submitting new designs for the Mississippi state flag was officially announced this week. As established by House Bill 1796, which removes the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

Protesters, Counter-Protesters meet at Larson’s CashSaver after statue vote

After a unanimous vote from the Lafayette County Supervisors to keep the Confederate statue on the Square, protestors took to Larson’s CashSaver on Friday to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

SPARC Fiber Internet Service Goes Live in Lafayette County

SPARC, North East Mississippi Electric Power Association’s high-speed fiber optic network, went live four weeks ago with 240 customers being the first to hook up ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Rebecca Alexander.

Tunes Around Town event will help support local artists

Oxford’s first walking festival will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Tunes Around Town festival will feature mini-performances at Spring ... Read more

1 month ago by Ana Martinez.

Randy Hope celebrates 25 years at First Baptist Church of Abbeville

The First Baptist Church of Abbeville is celebrating Pastor Randy Hope’s 25th anniversary of serving the church. Hope will officially celebrate his anniversary of being ... Read more

1 month ago by Ana Martinez.

Lafayette County School District approves return to school plan

The Lafayette County School District officially has a plan for students returning to classrooms next month. During their July meeting on Monday, the Lafayette County ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County Supervisors vote no on moving Confederate statue

The Confederate monument on the Lafayette County Courthouse lawn will remain where it stands. On Monday night, the Board of Supervisors decided at the last ... Read more

1 month ago by Ana Martinez.

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