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Education

LCS Board approves YMCA after school program

The YMCA Memphis & Mid-South will continue to offer their after school care program for students in the Lafayette County Schools in the upcoming school ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 30, 2021 4:31 pm

News

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

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 30, 2021 4:30 pm

Crime

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

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 30, 2021 8:00 am

Crime

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

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 30, 2021 8:00 am

Business

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

by Maya Martin, Thursday, July 29, 2021 11:21 am

Crime

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

by Maya Martin, Thursday, July 29, 2021 7:38 am

Crime

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

by Maya Martin, Thursday, July 29, 2021 7:32 am

Education

LCSD: in-person class is required, masks optional

The Lafayette County School District is requiring all students to attend in-person classes for 2021-2022 and have made masks optional for students and faculty. The ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:55 pm

News

Vietnam Vet is happy receive honorary badge

Hollis Crowder of Batesville recently received the Honorary Air Assault Badge from the Sabalauski Air School for his service in the Vietnam War. Crowder and ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:55 pm

Business

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

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:53 pm

Lafayette County

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

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 4:53 pm

Lafayette County

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

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 2:19 pm

Crime

LCSD charges man with failure to register as a sex offender

Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department charged Sonny Ingram, 35, with Sex Offender Registration Failure on July 21. Deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Monday, July 26, 2021 11:07 am

Events

Tucker represents Lafayette in state DYW contest

Oxford High School senior Ellie Tucker, daughter of Tom and Leigh Tucker, is competing in the Distinguished Young Women State Competition in Meridian. The event ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:35 pm

Business

Baptist hospital implements new residency program

Oxford’s first medical residency program began this month with 12 doctors. Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi introduced the new three-year internal medicine residency program ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:35 pm

News

Downer celebrates 100 years of ‘so many blessings’

Cile Downer of Oxford turned 100 years old on Wednesday and celebrated this spectacular life achievement with family and life-long friends at McEwen’s Oxford. “I’m ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:35 pm

DEVELOPING NEWS

[UPDATE] Alderman Hyneman will meet with Taylor Bend residents tonight

Oxford’s Alderman Brian Hyneman of Ward III will meet with Taylor Bend apartment residents tonight, July 28 at 6 p.m. in the on-site manager’s office ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:03 pm

Lafayette County

LCFD chief: More staff needed to serve county

Editor’s note: This was updated with corrected information regarding the total budget and employee status. Lafayette County Fire Department Chief Wes Anderson says the LCFD ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:32 pm

Business

Barragan bringing “joy” to Oxford with latest business venture

Joysticks Restaurant Arcade ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday signified the official opening of Antonio “Tony” Barragan’s latest venture. Born and raised in Chicago, Barragan came to ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 3:32 pm

Lafayette County

Labor shortage strings up catfish supplies

The South’s Best Catfish Joint is feeling the pinch of limited catfish supplies and rising prices, driven primarily by labor shortages. Lynn Hewlett, owner of ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Monday, July 19, 2021 12:54 pm

Events

Future Ole Miss student crowned Miss Mississippi Teen Volunteer

An incoming University of Mississippi freshman is the state’s first Miss Mississippi Teen Volunteer. Mary Kate Nelson, granddaughter of Kay Nelson of Oxford, was crowned ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, July 16, 2021 4:22 pm

Lafayette County

Punkin Water Association ordered to find a solution by next month

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley held — what he hopes to be — the last hearing about the Punkin Water Association’s water issues ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Thursday, July 15, 2021 11:28 am

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