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CASA of Lafayette County impacted by pandemic

Founding executive director for CASA of Lafayette County Erin Smith approached the Lafayette County Board of Directors during their Monday meeting, requesting funding for the ... Read more

4 days ago by Oxford Eagle Contributors.

Supervisors discuss litigation against J&J Wholesalers

Another public hearing was held concerning J&J Wholesalers at Monday’s Lafayette County of Board of Supervisors meeting.   J&J Wholesalers and its businessowner, Brian Jones, are being ... Read more

4 days ago by Oxford Eagle Contributors.

Halloween events taking place in the LOU beginning this weekend

Despite COVID-19 putting a pause on many traditional holiday events and activities, Halloween in Oxford is still set to go on as scheduled – with ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Police Department participating in National Drug Take Back Day

For those who have unwanted or unused prescription drugs they would like to dispose of, the Oxford Police Department will take them off their hands ... Read more

5 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested for statutory rape

An Oxford man is facing a rape charge following an incident earlier this week. On Oct. 19, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested ... Read more

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Board of Aldermen will not take legal action over statue property ownership

The issue between the City of Oxford and Lafayette County regarding who may own the land on which the Confederate statue resides has been set ... Read more

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Governor Reeves declares Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Governor Tate Reeves declared this week as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi with an official proclamation. In 2019, a record-breaking 115 tornadoes were ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County Supervisors hear update from CASA, discuss menaces to public health and prosecution

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met on Monday to discuss several items of contention, including updates from the local CASA chapter, dimensional variance and conditional use ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Read to Them partners with local schools for Mississippi Reads One Book

The current school year got off to a very nontraditional start with virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organization Read to Them and ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Supervisors discuss potential $13M bond for future projects

There are several major projects in the works in Lafayette County, and the Board of Supervisors is weighing all options to make sure they can afford ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

COVID-19 cases leveling off in Lafayette County

After yet another spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, Lafayette County is seeing a decline in, or at least a leveling off of, new ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Area students selected to State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council

Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley high school students were announced as part of the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, which was announced by the Mississippi ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested for cyber stalking

An Oxford man is facing a stalking charge due to continuing to make threats to someone via social media. On Oct. 3, officers with the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Tractor Supply Coming Soon, Construction Underway at The Summit

By Carrie Stambaugh Construction of a Tractor Supply Company location at The Summit at Oxford Commons is underway.  Dirt is moving and trees are coming ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Carrie Staumbaugh.

Lafayette County School District updates return to school plan

Lafayette County School District students who choose the virtual learning method for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year will have to provide medical reasoning ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested on false pretense charge

An Oxford man is facing a false pretense charge following a truck repair that was not properly completed. On Sept. 28, an affidavit was filed ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested on molestation charge

An Oxford man is facing a charge of molesting a child following an arrest last week. On Oct. 1, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

PRCA Rodeo event this weekend

By Jeremy Weldon Some of the top bull riders and rodeo performers in the South have registered to compete this weekend, Oct. 2 and 3, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Oxford awarded $4 million towards Highway 7 – University Avenue intersection project

The intersection of Highway 7 and University Avenue will finally get the much talked about makeover due to the efforts of local elected officials. State ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

LCDF Members are on State Task Force for Emergency Response

Firefighters from Lafayette County are always ready to help their neighbors – and when needed, fellow Mississippians outside the county. In recent years, first responders ... Read more

1 month ago by Carrie Staumbaugh.

Search for fugitive leads to multiple arrests by Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department

Seven people are facing multiple charges ranging following an investigation involving a wanted fugitive earlier this week. On Sept. 22, investigators with the Lafayette County ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Water Valley man arrested in connection to Oklahoma murder

A report of a careless driver resulted in a Water Valley man being arrested in connection to a murder in Oklahoma. On Sept. 18, Lafayette ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

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