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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

10 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

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

11 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

11 hours ago by Staff Report.

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.

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.

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.

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.

COVID numbers surge; CDC expected to backpedal on some guidelines

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the state, local health care leaders are warning that the latest variant could prove “a recipe for problem.” ... Read more

1 week ago by Maya Martin.

Oxford woman arrested after hit and run incident

An Oxford woman is facing two felony charges after allegedly being involved in a hit and run incident. On July 25, officers with the Oxford ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

PWA replacing meters, exploring options for water service

Board members of the Punkin Water Association are examining faulty meters, mapping pipes and exploring options for purchasing water from outside sources in response to ... Read more

1 week ago by Maya Martin.

Oxford School District approves Return to School plan; masks optional for students, staff

With school beginning next week, the Oxford School District has adopted a Return to School plan on how to deal with COVID-19. The OSD’s Board ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Olive Branch woman arrested on shoplifting charge

An Olive Branch woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly shoplifting at stores on the Downtown Square. On July 24, the Oxford Police Department ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Two men arrested on aggravated assault charges

Two men are each facing a felony assault charge following a domestic disturbance and shots fired at an Oxford apartment complex. On July 26 at ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Former Oxford cop taking plea deal for murder of Dominique Clayton

The EAGLE has confirmed that former Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne will take a plea deal this week for the murder of Dominique Clayton. The ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

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