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City of Oxford creates Affordable Housing Commission

The City of Oxford took a big step in its mission to bring, and keep, affordable housing to its community. During the Board of Aldermen ... Read more

15 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

Rockhouse Live coming to Oxford Square

Oxford’s Downtown Square is getting another restaurant and live music venue. RockHouse Live will soon be occupying the former Soulshine Pizza location at 308 South ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Local taxi, ride-share drivers express concern with proposed ordinance

Discussion continued this week regarding the proposed ordinance regarding taxi and ride-share companies with drivers having their opportunity to speak to the Oxford Board of ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Foster continuing the family legacy as Lafayette’s new school superintendent

Jay Foster is continuing the family tradition as he takes over as the Lafayette County School District’s superintendent. The school district announced the hiring of ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

The story of Juneteenth: The new federal holiday

The U.S. government is catching up with Black people who have been commemorating the end of slavery in the United States for generations with a ... Read more

4 days ago by Stacy Graning.

Oxford School District announces reorganization of administration

The Oxford School District is entering a new era with Bradley Roberson taking over as superintendent and there are major changes already taking place. On ... Read more

5 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Brittany Woods residents seeking another access road following flood event

The residents of Brittany Woods Estates are asking City of Oxford leaders for help after their neighborhood was flooded from last week’s heavy rainfall. In ... Read more

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Planning Commission approves Waffle House site plan

One of the final hurdles to Oxford getting its first Waffle House was cleared on Monday. The Oxford Planning commission approved the site plan for ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Former state rep shot to death in Water Valley Boat Landing community

Former state Rep. Ashley Henley of DeSoto County was shot and killed while mowing the grass outside the home where her sister-in-law’s body had been ... Read more

1 week ago by Oxford Eagle Contributors.

Lafayette County School District names Jay Foster new superintendent

The Lafayette County School District has hired Jay Foster to be the district’s new superintendent. The LCSD announced the hiring on Monday, coming nearly two ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford woman charged with child neglect

An Oxford woman is facing a felony child neglect charge. On May 10, Child Protective Services reported a child who tested positive for a controlled ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

MEMA releases preliminary damage report from flood event

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency released their preliminary report on Monday, assessing the damage done from last weeks flood event in Lafayette County and other ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Philadelphia man arrested for sexual battery

On June 11, the Oxford Police Department responded to a business in the 100 block of Courthouse Square in reference to a sexual battery incident. ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Community kicks off Juneteenth Festival with Linen on the Lawn

Members of the Oxford community gathered Saturday at the Old Armory Pavilion for Linen on Lawn, the first of several events geared toward celebrating Lafayette ... Read more

1 week ago by Neely Mullen.

Out in the Grove: Oxford’s LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride

Members of the Oxford and university community gathered in the heart of the University of Mississippi campus yesterday for Out in the Grove, a historic ... Read more

1 week ago by Neely Mullen.

JA invites kids to a Square Safari

By Hayden Wiggs The Junior Auxiliary of Oxford is hosting its second annual Safari Around the Oxford Square this summer from Friday, June 4, to ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Lafayette County man arrested and charged with murder

A Lafayette County man is charged with allegedly murdering his wife, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. On June 11 at approximately 12:15 p.m., ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

UM receives $1M to study evidence-based policing, reform

OXFORD – Actor Morgan Freeman and criminal justice and legal studies professor Linda Keena have donated $1 million to establish the Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform at ... Read more

1 week ago by University of Mississippi.

Jail Logs, week of June 3

This list was recorded from the log at the Lafayette County Detention Center. A name listed does not indicate that a person is guilty of ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Swartzfager named CEO of Right Track group

Trace Swartzfager has been named CEO of Right Track Medical Group, a provider of outpatient mental healthcare services in Oxford and throughout Mississippi Swartzfager brings ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Lafayette County Literacy Council receives Dollar General grant

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently awarded Lafayette County Literacy Council a $9,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant is part of the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Did we really exercise during the pandemic?

Did we really take advantage of all that at-home time during the pandemic to get in shape? Well, that depends on where you live. A ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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