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Newsletter

Oxford soccer boys defeat Starkville in overtime to advance in 6A playoffs

STARKVILLE — For the first time all season Hunter Crane saw what the Oxford boys soccer team could look like at full strength and the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:52 pm

Lafayette County

Oxford Aldermen vote to reinstate outdoor mask mandate

People waiting outdoors in lines to enter bars and restaurants in Oxford must now wear a mask. During a recessed meeting on Monday, the Oxford ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:12 am

Crime

Woman arrested for aiding fugitive

A woman is facing a felony charge for aiding a fugitive. On Jan. 22, Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Shanta Thomas, 38, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:55 am

Crime

Oxford woman arrested on forgery charge

An Oxford woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly committing forgery. On Jan. 20, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department charged Porsha Wilson, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:32 am

Crime

Third man arrested in connection to Good Earth Landscaping theft

A man is facing a felony charge in connection to the incident where equipment was stolen from a Lafayette County business. On Jan. 21, investigators ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:25 am

Crime

Oxford man arrested following shooting

An Oxford man is facing two felony charges following an incident that involved a shooting and sent one person to the hospital. On Jan. 24, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 8:59 am

Newsletter

Oxford girls soccer rout Starkville in 6A playoff opener

Hunter Crane remembered how his team started against Starkville two months ago, and did not want to see a repeat performance on Monday. The Oxford ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, January 25, 2021 8:55 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss women drop their fourth straight in loss to Florida

Two weeks ago in Starkville feels like a season ago. The Rebels fell short in their upset bid to defeat the then-No. 14 Mississippi State, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:03 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss defense stifles Texas A&M in win

What Ole Miss lacks in consistency on the offensive end of the court at times, they make up for on the defensive end. A steel ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:05 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss baseball opening season at College Baseball Showdown

The Ole Miss baseball team is a consensus top-10 team according to several preseason rankings, with most having them in the top-five, and next month ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:18 pm

Newsletter

Devontae Shuler heating up at right time for Ole Miss

Devontae Shuler is starting to find his rhythm, and that is a good sign for Ole Miss. The senior point guard helped the Rebels pick ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:13 pm

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette and Oxford soccer teams preparing for playoff push

In a span of 30 minutes, the Oxford boys soccer team saw their season come to an end – only to later realize they had ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:07 pm

Events

Oxford Film Festival announces plans for 2021

Coming off a year where the Oxford Film Festival pivoted to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers are planning to offer a ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, January 22, 2021 12:01 pm

News

Oxford’s Little Free Library locations converted into food pantries

The Little Free Library locations throughout Oxford are now offering more than a good book to read. Recognizing this is a time of need for ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:54 pm

Crime

Former Ole Miss student convicted of killing University police officer released from prison

After serving 14 years of a 20-year sentence, Daniel Cummings is no longer in prison. Cummings was released from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:47 pm

Columns

COLUMN: Thanks for the memories, Drew Brees

I was angry Sunday night. That was my first raw emotion as I slammed my fist against the wall while walking back to my bedroom ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:38 am

Elections

Two Oxford Aldermen not seeking re-election

After 24 years, Janice Antonow is stepping down from the Oxford Board of Aldermen. Antonow, the current Ward III Alderman, will complete her sixth term ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:31 pm

Events

2021 Double Decker Arts Festival status in limbo

The Double Decker Arts Festival did not happen in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the status for the 2021 event is currently unknown. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:47 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss baseball announces 2021 schedule

After playing only 17 games in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic cut the spring season short, Ole Miss baseball announced a full 2021 schedule on ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 1:16 pm

Crime

Two arrested by Oxford Police in connection to College Hill Road burglaries

Two people are facing felony burglary charges following an investigation into a string of thefts in the College Hill Road area. On Jan. 14, the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:10 pm

Lafayette County

Lynching memorial approved for Lafayette County Courthouse lawn

After delaying a vote to discuss the proposed language for a memorial marker for seven African-American lynching victims in Lafayette County last month, the Board ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:04 pm

Crime

Kosciusko man arrested for allegedly assaulting Uber driver

A Kosciusko man is facing assault charges after an altercation with an Uber driver last year. On Oct. 25, 2020, an officer with the Oxford ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:35 am

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