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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

2 days 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

3 days ago by Jake Thompson.

City of Oxford, Army Corps of Engineers sign Project Partnership Agreement

The City of Oxford’s Regional Water Supply and Treatment Project received a boost last week. The city and the Vicksburg District of the Army Corps ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Theatre Oxford announces October show

Theatre Oxford is getting back onstage next month and earlier this week, announced which show will be performed. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of ... Read more

4 days 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

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Communicare Sees Infusion of Federal Grants

An infusion of federal grants to local mental health provider Communicare will help expand local services at a time of increased need driven by economic ... Read more

4 days ago by Carrie Staumbaugh.

Kinne’s attorney requests psychiatric evaluation in capital murder case

The lawyer for Matthew Kinne, the former Oxford Police officer charged with capital murder, has requested a psychiatric evaluation and competency hearing on behalf of ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Area venues hosting Ole Miss watch parties due to limited capacity at stadiums

With limited crowd capacities at college football stadiums this fall due to COVID-19, venues around Oxford are offering a safe alternative to still catch the ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Weekend kicks off “FinsUp Fanfare” at Lafayette County Arena

By Davis Coen Saturday morning begins SEC Football.  We all have missed it, but what goes along with football in the South is tailgating. Arguably ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Report.

Board of Aldermen approve more outdoor dining licenses

A handful more restaurants around the Oxford Square will be participating in outdoor dining. On Tuesday, the Board of Aldermen held a special meeting to ... Read more

5 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Local law enforcement agencies speak out against Initiative 65

A major issue in Mississippi on November’s ballot is the proposition to legalize medical marijuana with Initiative 65 and Initiative 65A. During a press conference ... Read more

5 days ago by Jake Thompson.

McCormick’s set to open at the Ole Miss Inn this weekend

The Ole Miss football season officially begins on Saturday and with this comes the anticipated opening of McCormick’s at the Ole Miss Inn. Announced back ... Read more

5 days ago by Jake Thompson.

First Regional Library Connects the Lafayette Community

Libraries have always been both a community reservoir of knowledge and a window into the wider world. When COVID-19 struck the United States this spring, ... Read more

6 days ago by Carrie Staumbaugh.

Absentee voting begins in Lafayette County amid COVID-19

Monday brought the beginning of absentee voting in Mississippi amid a pandemic. With COVID-19 still prominent in Mississippi, and the world, election officials are having ... Read more

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

City of Oxford renews contract with Mississippi Critterz

Mississippi Critterz will continue to operate the animal shelter for at least another year. The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted to renew their contract with ... Read more

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Mississippi Senate honors Oxford Eagle Scout with resolution

Keerthin Karthikeyan is doing his part to make Mississippi a better place and the state is honoring  him for his efforts. The 15-year-0ld received a ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

remote work

EDF partners with TVA To Help Bring 100 Remote Jobs To Lafayette Residents

Remote work has become the reality for many workers during the pandemic. But officials with the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Fund (EDF) want locals to ... Read more

1 week ago by Carrie Staumbaugh.

Outdoor dining areas around Downtown Square approved

With the weather turning cooler as the calendar gets closer to Fall, restaurants around the Downtown Square will soon be able to offer outdoor dining. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Supervisors claim Confederate statue is property of Lafayette County

The issue of rightful ownership over the Confederate statue located on the Square continued last week. In a response to a letter sent by the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Police Department has responded to 11 overdose calls this year

On Wednesday, the Oxford Police Department released how many overdoses they have responded to in 2020 and how many of those calls have turned fatal. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Board of Aldermen relax some retail and restaurant COVID-19 restrictions

Oxford’s retail and restaurant sectors got some good news on Tuesday. The Board of Aldermen voted to loosen some of their restrictions that were still ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Halloween will still happen in Oxford, but with COVID-19 guidelines

This year has not be anywhere near normal with the COVID-19 pandemic essentially bring the world to a halt, but the City of Oxford intends ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

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