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Lafayette County reports record numbers of COVID-19 cases last week

The entire nation is experiencing an autumn surge of COVID-19 cases, and Lafayette County reported some of its highest numbers last week. Last Friday, Lafayette ... Read more

10 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

LOU Community Bucks Mississippi Giving Trends

A recent study of charitable giving in America ranked Mississippi among the bottom for both the amount of money and time residents statewide donate compared to those in other states.   ... Read more

13 hours ago by Catherine Boone.

Lafayette County School District to use hybrid schedule for rest of semester

The Lafayette County School District is set to end the fall semester the same way it started. Once students return from Thanksgiving Break, the district ... Read more

14 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested in connection with dognapping

An Oxford man is facing a felony charge after stealing a dog at the Wendy’s on Sisk Avenue. On Nov. 18, officers with the Oxford ... Read more

3 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Gifting the Community: Shop Local Oxford

Shopping local for holiday gifts is even more critical this year as small businesses suffer in the wake of the COVID-19. Officials say a strong ... Read more

4 days ago by Carrie Staumbaugh.

Oxford school superintendent Brian Harvey announces retirement

After 26 years in education, Brian Harvey is calling it a career. The Oxford School District superintendent announced during Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting his ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

8-week-old infant dies at Mother Goose of Oxford

Tragedy struck a daycare center this week, leading the state health department to step in and temporarily shut down a portion of Mother Goose of ... Read more

4 days ago by Anna Guizerix.

Oxford’s tourism tax numbers down 44 percent in September

The City of Oxford is beginning to see the effects of a football season altered by COVID-19. The city’s tourism and stadium tax numbers for ... Read more

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County convenience stores cited for selling e-cigarettes, alcohol to minors

More than a dozen convenience stores in Lafayette County were selling beer, vape pens and e-cigarettes to minors, according to the Mississippi Attorney General’s office. ... Read more

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Six arrested in Oxford during human trafficking bust

Six men were arrested in Oxford last week as part of a human trafficking bust, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. On Nov. 10, ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette and Oxford school districts report high number of COVID-19 cases

While it was known both Lafayette County and Oxford school districts opted to move their middle schools, and Lafayette High School, to virtual learning this ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Police arrest three for auto burglary; fourth suspect at-large

Three people are facing multiple charges, including auto burglary, while the Oxford Police Department is searching for a fourth suspect. On Nov. 10 at approximately ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Steven Wilbanks asks to represent himself in new murder trial

A former Ole Miss student is asking to represent himself without a jury trial for a new trial regarding the murder of his former classmate. ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Tailgate for Palmer re-imagined for fifth-annual event due to pandemic

Tailgating in person may not be allowed in 2020, but that is not deterring supporters of the Palmer Home for Children. The Tailgate for Palmer ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Gordon Outfitting Women for Business Success

Anne–Marie Gordon, who owns Cicada, a boutique women’s clothing store on The Square in Oxford, had a brain drain problem.   Despite being in business for more than two ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carrie Staumbaugh.

Oxford Middle School going virtual the rest of November

The surge in COVID-19 cases in Lafayette County, specifically in Oxford, has caused the Oxford School District to shut down in-person learning at one of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

City of Oxford to turn on Canopy of Lights a week early

The City of Oxford is getting into the holiday spirit a little earlier in 2020. During a video posted on the city’s official Facebook page, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church expansion request approved by Aldermen

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will begin expanding their footprint on the west side of the Downtown Square. During their Nov. 3 meeting, Oxford’s Board of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man charged with felony shoplifting

An Oxford man is facing a shoplifting charge after allegedly taking several items from Walmart. On Nov. 6 at approximately 3:54 p.m., officers with the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Long lines lead to Election Day woes for District 4 precinct

Election Day saw record turnout across Lafayette County’s polling precincts, with long lines and a few traffic issues. No polling precinct felt it worse than ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Discount Tool Retailer Harbor Freight Coming to Oxford

Discount tool and equipment retailer Harbor Freight will open its first retail location in Oxford in 2021.   The well-known national chain will hire approximately 30 local individuals to staff the store ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Carrie Staumbaugh.

Lafayette County sees record turnout on historic Election Day

Lafayette County saw a record turnout for Election Day on Tuesday. While the majority of the voters showed up at polling precincts in droves for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

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