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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.

The End of All Music finding ways to thrive in a pandemic

David Swider was already planning to further enhance his store’s online presence, but then, a pandemic made it necessary. The End of All Music, located ... Read more

13 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Tuesday Morning not in first round of closures

National retailer Tuesday Morning filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week, and announced plans to close at least 230 stores out of 700. The first phase ... Read more

14 hours ago by Anna Guizerix.

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.

Two arrested in connection with Old Taylor Road shooting

Two Oxford men are facing charges in relation to an incident that took place on Old Taylor Road last week. On May 22, officers with ... Read more

3 days ago by Jake Thompson.

The Graduate begins reopening process with The Coop

One of Oxford’s signature hotels on the Downtown Square is beginning to reopen its doors. The Graduate Oxford announced on Tuesday they will reopen The ... Read more

3 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford woman arrested for DUI, simple assault

An Oxford woman is facing a DUI charge, among others, following a traffic stop. On May 22, officers with the Oxford Police Department stopped a ... Read more

3 days ago by Jake Thompson.

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

3 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Price of beef surges at Oxford grocery stores

The price of beef at Oxford grocery stores is rising as restrictions are loosened and more businesses reopen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read more

5 days ago by Ana Martinez.

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.

Oxford Film Festival reveals lineup for fifth week of virtual festival

The Oxford Film Festival is continuing on with its virtual edition as it enters its fifth week. This week’s films run through May 22 through ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Coronavirus Heroes Part 4: Chaney’s longstanding commitment to the LOU community

This is the fourth in the EAGLE’s 10-part Coronavirus Heroes series. Every weekend, a new Coronavirus Hero will be featured. This week’s Coronavirus Heroes are ... Read more

7 days ago by Anna Guizerix.

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.

Water Valley announces Valedictorian, Salutatorian and Historian

Water Valley High School announced the valedictorian, salutatorian and historian for the 2019-2020 graduating class this week. Coulter Clement was named the school’s valedictorian, Blayne ... Read more

1 week ago by Ana Martinez.

Oxford Police to host parade for Deputy U.S. Marshal shot in line of duty

Deputy U.S. Marshal Bob Dickerson has been recovering at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi and will be deemed healthy enough to leave the hospital on Friday, ... Read more

1 week ago by Ana Martinez.

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