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Jake Thompson, Author at The Oxford Eagle

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Oxford volleyball enters 2020 season with a new coach and unknowns

Mississippi’s public high school athletic calendar for 2020-21 officially began on Monday with volleyball, cross-country and swimming allowed to start preseason practices. For Oxford, the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, August 10, 2020 1:03 pm

News

City of Oxford proposes amendment to vicious dog ordinance

The City of Oxford is proposing a change to an ordinance that would define a “vicious dog” and what owners of such dogs would have ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, August 10, 2020 11:55 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss adds Kentucky, South Carolina to 2020 schedule

Ole Miss knows which 10 Southeastern Conference foes they will play in this amended 2020 season, but not when they will play them. The SEC ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, August 7, 2020 5:20 pm

Ole Miss Sports

Ole Miss women’s basketball adds Aleah Sorrentino to 2020 roster

The 2020-21 women’s college basketball season is currently only three months away but Ole Miss is still adding to its roster with a late addition ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, August 6, 2020 5:42 pm

Lafayette County

Tannehill: Next state flag “will be the flag of our lifetime”

In less than a month a new state flag design will be selected and submitted to be placed on the November ballot, but getting to ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, August 6, 2020 10:13 am

BREAKING NEWS

Oxford School District delays start of 2020-21 school year

With the surge in COVID-19 cases in Lafayette County and with the decision made by Governor Tate Reeves on Tuesday, the Oxford School District elected ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:25 pm

Newsletter

Masks now required at mTrade Park

Parents, fans, players and coaches who come to mTrade Park will now be required to wear a mask, starting with this weekend’s tournament. The decision ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:29 am

News

Board of Aldermen vote to require masks outdoors

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve of cases in Lafayette County, the Oxford Board of Aldermen now ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:08 am

Newsletter

SEC amends preseason football practice schedule

The Southeastern Conference pushed back the start of their 2020 college football season last week and on Tuesday pushed back the date when fall camp ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:20 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss receives two key commitments on defense for 2021

The Ole Miss defense continues to bolster its ranks for the 2021 season and beyond. Last Friday, Lane Kiffin and his staff received good news ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:19 pm

Education

Oxford and Lafayette County school districts approve budgets for upcoming year

For the first time the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts approved a budget without knowing what the final version will look like. That is ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:03 am

Lafayette Sports

High school swim teams still facing uncertainty as season looms

Next Monday officially begins the 2020-21 Mississippi high school athletic calendar as preseason practices are allowed to be held for all fall sports, excluding football. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, August 3, 2020 3:22 pm

Lafayette County

COVID-19 case total surpasses 800 in Lafayette County with 169 active

The month of July has seen a major surge in COVID-19 cases throughout Mississippi, including Lafayette County. On Friday, the Mississippi State Department of Health ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, July 31, 2020 1:34 pm

Events

Oxford Film Festival announces lineup for final two weeks of virtual fest

The Oxford Film Festival’s transition to a virtual event in 2020 is quickly coming to a close next month. Organizers announced lineups for the final ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, July 31, 2020 1:34 pm

Lafayette Sports

MHSAA unveils COVID-19 guidelines for football

The football season is going to look very different in 2020 at all levels of play and the Mississippi High School Activities Association provided a ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, July 31, 2020 10:42 am

Newsletter

SEC announces 10-game conference only football schedule

The Lane Train will not be leaving the station at its originally scheduled departure time. On Thursday, the SEC presidents and chancellors voted to approve ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, July 30, 2020 4:17 pm

Newsletter

Oxford Park Commission ready to get back to work

The Oxford Park Commission is fully staffed once again and ready to pick up where they left off in the spring before the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:22 am

News

Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford reports COVID-19 outbreak

The Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford is currently working to contain a recent COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Mississippi Veterans Affairs office. The Oxford ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 8:50 am

Newsletter

Breein Tyree invited to NBA Combine

Breein Tyree received an invite to the upcoming NBA Combine on Monday, giving him an opportunity to showcase his talents and possibly find a way ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:02 pm

Education

Harvey: “We are prepared” for return to school amid pandemic

Oxford School District is confident in their plan to safely return in August and are moving forward with that plan, despite other school districts across ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 8:44 am

Newsletter

Oxford’s Fruge and Wilkinson win at Mississippi Junior Tennis Championships

Oxford is known for having championship-caliber tennis players in the junior ranks and that was proven once again this past weekend in Ridgeland. Charlie FrugĂ© ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 8:43 am

Events

Boys and Girls Club’s “Dance Like the Stars” event to be held virtually

The Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi’s signature event is another victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s “Dance Like the Stars” event will ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, July 27, 2020 4:19 pm

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