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Oxford High teacher suspended for boycotting mask mandate

A teacher within the Oxford School District is serving a two-day suspension after taking a stand against the district’s mask requirement issued on Saturday. Tyler ... Read more

12 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

LCSD keeps masks optional for start of classes

The Lafayette County School District Board of Trustees voted to keep the 2021-2022 Return to School plan as is on Monday, which includes keeping masks ... Read more

12 hours ago by Maya Martin.

Townsend to be installed as pastor of Pleasant Grove

Tekelvue “T.K.” Townsend Sr. will be installed as pastor of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Coffeeville on Sunday, August 8 at 2 p.m. Pastor ... Read more

12 hours ago by Maya Martin.

School districts split on masks for returning students

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge statewide, local school districts are considering mask mandates for the return to classes this week. Republican ... Read more

12 hours ago by Staff Report.

Oxford Police Crime Stoppers offers reward for church burglary

On July 30, officers from the Oxford Police Department responded to the 100 Block of Barlow Lane for a reported burglary at Greater Grace Third ... Read more

12 hours ago by Maya Martin.

Oxford School District superintendent discusses entry plan

When Bradley Roberson was named the next superintendent for the Oxford School District in March, he mentioned the idea of having a plan for his ... Read more

2 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford School District requiring masks for first three weeks of school

After voting to make masks optional for students, faculty and staff within Oxford School District, superintendent Bradley Roberson announced on Saturday that masks will now ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Former Oxford cop pleads guilty to the murder of Dominique Clayton, sentenced to life in prison

NEW ALBANY — Inside the courtroom at the Union County Courthouse on Friday, former Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne admitted to killing Dominique Clayton while ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

LCS Board approves YMCA after school program

The YMCA Memphis & Mid-South will continue to offer their after school care program for students in the Lafayette County Schools in the upcoming school ... Read more

4 days ago by Maya Martin.

Hyneman talks solutions, future of Taylor Bend with residents

Oxford Alderman Brian Hyneman this week reassured Taylor Bend apartment residents that water service will continue for the next month, despite uncertainty about the future ... Read more

4 days ago by Maya Martin.

Pontotoc man arrested for commercial burglary

On January 13, 2021, Oxford Police Department received a report of Hometown Storage’s units being broken into and items stolen. Through investigation and partnership with ... Read more

5 days ago by Maya Martin.

Oxford man arrested for possession of a weapon by a felon

On July 28, officers for the Oxford Police Department responded to a call describing a domestic violence situation involving a weapon from the 300 block ... Read more

5 days ago by Maya Martin.

Sam Kendricks on missing Olympics due to positive COVID test: “I’ll weather this predicament”

Sam Kendricks saw his dream of a second Olympic medal was dashed late Wednesday night after testing positive for COVID-19, but Oxford’s native son is ... Read more

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

University of Mississippi reaches settlement agreement with former history professor

A former history professor at the University of Mississippi has reached a settlement agreement with the school in regards to his termination last year. Dr. ... Read more

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Mississippi’s sales tax holiday will arrive this weekend

Mississippi’s sales tax holiday is coming just ahead of the school year to save many people money. From Friday, July 30 to Saturday, July 31, ... Read more

6 days ago by Maya Martin.

Oxford man arrested and charged with grand larceny

On July 26, the Oxford Police Department received a report of someone stealing a boat from a residence in the 400 block of Hawthorn Road. ... Read more

6 days ago by Maya Martin.

Pope man arrested on auto burglary charge

On July 25, the Oxford Police Department arrested Jonathan Turner, 23, of Pope, Mississippi and charged him with Auto burglary along with other pending charges. ... Read more

6 days ago by Maya Martin.

State health department updates COVID protocols as cases rise

Lafayette County’s total reported COVID-19 cases has accumulated to 6,513 as of July 28, an increase by 11 cases since Tuesday, July 27’s number of ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Former Lafayette High teacher to not serve jail time on sex crime charge

A former Lafayette High School teacher will not serve jail time after being charged with a felony sex crime three years ago. According to court ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

LCSD: in-person class is required, masks optional

The Lafayette County School District is requiring all students to attend in-person classes for 2021-2022 and have made masks optional for students and faculty. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Maya Martin.

Vietnam Vet is happy receive honorary badge

Hollis Crowder of Batesville recently received the Honorary Air Assault Badge from the Sabalauski Air School for his service in the Vietnam War. Crowder and ... Read more

1 week ago by Maya Martin.

Brewer to head board for the Chamber of Commerce

Quentin Brewer will take over as chairman of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber following executive director of Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Wayne Andrews’ four-year tenure in the ... Read more

1 week ago by Maya Martin.

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