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Oxford’s Karthikeyan named semifinalist for Board of Education’s junior student representative

The Mississippi Board of Education (SBE) named its 10 semifinalists to serve as the next SBE junior student representative and an Oxford High School student ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

City of Oxford to participate in Building Safety Month

Next month the City of Oxford will participate in the 41st annual Building Safety Month by offering different activities for residents to participate in. This ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Mississippi legalizing home delivery of alcohol as of July 1

Associated Press JACKSON – Starting this summer, Mississippi will allow home delivery of liquor, beer, wine or light spirits from local package stores or retailers. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Oxford Middle School student dies by suicide

A student at Oxford Middle School died over the weekend as a result of suicide, the school district announced Monday. The body of seventh-grader Alyssah ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Planning Commission approves Isom Place to become event venue

Isom Place, one of Oxford’s oldest homes, will soon be able to host weddings and other events. During Monday’s meeting, the Oxford Planning Commission approved ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford’s Election Commission certifies Ward II candidate Afton Thomas, all candidates for municipal elections

Oxford’s Municipal elections for this summer are finalized after the election commission certified all candidates for upcoming general election. Those certified included Afton Thomas, a ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Police: 10 overdose deaths have occurred in last six months

The Oxford Police Department reported on Thursday that 10 people have died from drug overdoses in the LOU Community in the last six months. Since ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested for Commercial Burglary

An Oxford man was arrested by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department on April 15, after allegedly breaking into a storage unit. Investigators with the Lafayette ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Jackson man arrested for attempting to sell stolen ATV

A Jackson man is facing a felony charge after selling a stolen all-terrain vehicle. On April 13, investigators with the Oxford Police Department received information ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford’s State Veterans Home hosts Operation Family Reunion event

After 13 months without family or friends walking through the front door, Oxford’s State Veterans Home welcomed them back with open arms this week. The ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Best of Oxford 2021 Voting now open

It is time to cast your vote for your favorite businesses and services in the Best of Oxford 2021 contest.    The nomination phase took place ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

St. John’s Drawdown returns to benefit Lena Wiley

For many years, members of Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church have sponsored a Drawdown, a festive evening of eating, dancing, socializing and a chance ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Man arrested for stealing car while owner was inside store

A Hernando man was arrested for stealing a car over the weekend – while the car’s owner was inside a convenience store. On April 11 ... Read more

1 month ago by Anna Guizerix.

Oxford man arrested after soliciting minor in CPS custody

An Oxford man was arrested after he got caught requesting sexual favors from a child in custody of Child Protective Services. The minor, who was ... Read more

1 month ago by Anna Guizerix.

Two arrested for prostitution of minor after shooting at Oxford Super 8

A recent call reporting shots fired near the Super 8 Hotel in Oxford led to two individuals being arrested for prostitution of a minor. On ... Read more

1 month ago by Anna Guizerix.

Local teachers accused of sex crimes have trial dates continued, again

Two local teachers who are facing felony charges related to separate sex crimes involving students have once again had continuances allowed for their respective trials. ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Former Ole Miss and NFL great Patrick Willis to give 2020 UM Commencement Address

Former Ole Miss and NFL great Patrick Willis will give the University of Mississippi’s 2020 Commencement speech next month. The school announced on Monday that ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Water Valley man charged with Grand Larceny

A Water Valley man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing a couple of items, including a truck. On April 7, investigators with the ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Como man arrested for Grand Larceny

A Como man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing equipment. On April 8, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Corey Parmenter, ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Named Second-Strongest Town in America

Oxford lost its bid this week to be named the Strongest Town in America. The City of Lockport, Illinois instead took the title in the ... Read more

1 month ago by Carrie Stambaugh.

Oxford Board of Aldermen vote to end free curbside parking around downtown Square

The free parking spaces that were reserved for curbside pick-up around the Oxford Square are ending this week. During their regular meeting on Tuesday, the ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Child predator investigation leads to arrest of Olive Branch man

An Olive Branch man is behind bars following an undercover operation by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. On April 6, Investigators with the Lafayette County ... Read more

1 month ago by Anna Guizerix.

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