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Jake Thompson, Author at The Oxford Eagle

Crime

Oxford man arrested for allegedly pointing a weapon while driving

An Oxford man is facing a DUI charge after witnesses claim he was pointing a weapon while driving. On Oct. 27 at approximately 10:49 p.m., ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:27 pm

Newsletter

Regents’ cross-country program blossoming two years in

It is tough to do what Regents School of Oxford’s cross-country program has done the past two years, but the Lions have made it look ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:39 pm

Education

Oxford School District’s CTE building project moving forward

The Oxford School District’s plan to offer career and technical education (CTE) courses on their campuses next fall took a big step forward this week. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:31 am

Lafayette Sports

Week 9 Preview: Blue Devils, Chargers and ‘Dores look to secure home playoff games

The regular season comes to a close for several teams this week, including Water Valley, while No. 2 Oxford and Lafayette have a couple more ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 28, 2020 8:00 am

Lafayette Sports

Oxford swimming post strong finishes at state meet

In what was a unique year in the pool for high school swimming, Oxford managed to have one of the program’s best seasons. Oxford’s girls ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 1:06 pm

Crime

Canton man arrested after attempted carjacking

A Canton man is facing a carjacking charge following an incident on Jackson Avenue this past weekend. On Oct. 24, officers with the Oxford Police ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:36 am

Education

Oxford School District extends contract of Brian Harvey

Brian Harvey will continue to be the superintendent of the Oxford School District for at least three more years. The OSD Board of Trustees approved ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:38 am

Ole Miss Sports

Lane Kiffin expresses frustration following call with SEC office

Much was said between Lane Kiffin and the Southeastern Conference office when the two spoke on the phone Monday, but very little can be repeated. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, October 26, 2020 2:18 pm

Events

Oxford Christmas Parade will happen — with some changes

Oxford is still planning to celebrate Christmas in 2020, but the annual Christmas Parade is going to look a little different due to COVID-19. The ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, October 26, 2020 11:48 am

Lafayette Sports

This Week in Prep Sports (Oct. 26 – 31)

LAFAYETTE Thursday (Oct. 29): Soccer vs. Tupelo, Girls 5 p.m./Boys 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 30): Football vs. Columbus, 7 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 31): Girls Basketball ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, October 26, 2020 8:00 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss drops third straight in last-minute loss to Auburn

Turnovers and missed opportunities plagued Ole Miss once again on Saturday and cost them a chance at their second win of the season. With a ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, October 24, 2020 3:55 pm

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette handles New Hope for fourth straight region win

COLUMBUS — Lafayette is one step closer to achieving something they have not yet accomplished since moving up to Class 5A. The Commodores seemingly secured ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 23, 2020 9:31 pm

Events

Halloween events taking place in the LOU beginning this weekend

Despite COVID-19 putting a pause on many traditional holiday events and activities, Halloween in Oxford is still set to go on as scheduled – with ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 23, 2020 12:11 pm

Crime

Oxford Police Department participating in National Drug Take Back Day

For those who have unwanted or unused prescription drugs they would like to dispose of, the Oxford Police Department will take them off their hands ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:51 pm

Crime

Oxford man arrested for statutory rape

An Oxford man is facing a rape charge following an incident earlier this week. On Oct. 19, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:58 am

Business

City revokes two outdoor dining licenses due to multiple ordinance violations

After warning restaurants and bars they could lose their outdoor dining licenses if they continued to receive citations for violating the Governor’s executive orders and ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:53 am

Lafayette County

Board of Aldermen will not take legal action over statue property ownership

The issue between the City of Oxford and Lafayette County regarding who may own the land on which the Confederate statue resides has been set ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:34 am

Lafayette Sports

Week 8 Preview: Blue Devils, Chargers look to better postseason standing; Dores trying to get in

Everything is still in front of Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley as the regular football season is nearing its conclusion. The Blue Devils and Chargers ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:00 am

Crime

Oxford man arrested for domestic violence

An Oxford man is facing an aggravated assault and domestic violence charge. On Oct. 19, officers with the Oxford Police Department were sent to Baptist ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:35 pm

Crime

Corinth man arrested for armed robbery

A Corinth man is facing a robbery charge after attempting to rob a woman of money. On Oct. 19, an officer with the Oxford Police ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:31 pm

Lafayette County

Governor Reeves declares Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Governor Tate Reeves declared this week as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi with an official proclamation. In 2019, a record-breaking 115 tornadoes were ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:30 pm

Business

Oxford sees sales tax revenue increase 19 percent in August

With businesses opening back up and students returning for the fall semester, the City of Oxford saw an increase in sales tax collection for the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:05 pm

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