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It’s 2021 and activities are slowly returning to Oxford

Let us all agree that last year now officially means 2019, as 2020 was the same day repeated over and over.  All our experiences and ... Read more

History helps us understand the body politic

Editor’s note. This is the first in a two-part series. The second can be found here.. In the beginning they were immigrants or pilgrims, fleeing ... Read more

Reflecting on the Body Politic, part 2

Editor’s note: This is the conclusion of a two-part column on this topic. The first installment can be found here. Since the middle of the ... Read more

Rosary beads lead to deeper faith, lessons learned

By Steve Stricker My hero mom, “Gert,” taught me many things, the most important perhaps was faith: to attend Mass on Sunday, daily if I ... Read more

Join LOU-HOME to support housing stability

#WeGetToLiveHere captures aspects of living in Oxford that are rightful points of pride – excellent public schools, a thriving downtown, vibrant cultural scene, abundant green ... Read more

How much do you know about the Hindenburg?

On May 6, 1937, the German passenger airship Hindenburg was making its final approach to Manchester Township, New Jersey. Closing in on docking on the ... Read more

Oxford emerging from pandemic stronger than ever

As communities remain focused on managing what we hope to be the final chapter of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also thinking proactively about rebuilding ... Read more

OUR VIEW: Confederate Heritage Month a relic of the past

Another April has come and gone, and with it the usual outcry over Confederate Heritage Month. Again, as usual, state leaders thumb their noses at ... Read more

OPINION: Heaven has no capacity limit

As conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic improve, particularly in Lafayette County, conversations must take place regarding the relaxation of some mandates. Last Sunday morning, my ... Read more

OUR VIEW: Free Diapers, Period Products a remarkable Service to Community 

CASA of Lafayette County and Mid-South Food Bank are partnering to give away some of the most essential products in life, for free, this Wednesday.   ... Read more

OPINION: Mississippi’s vaccination reality defies national narrative

While criticism abounds for Governor Tate Reeves’ approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic, one major win is certainly Mississippi’s rollout of coronavirus vaccines to its ... Read more

OUR VIEW: Animal Shelter in danger of history repeating itself

Oxford is getting out of the animal shelter business after the third-party organization running the facility failed to meet appropriate standards of care – stop ... Read more

EDITORIAL: Pray for the Ellington Family

The LOU Community is left reeling by the sudden and tragic deaths of Matt, Evangeline and Lincoln Ellington on Thursday and Friday. From the time ... Read more

OUR VIEW: Is lifting executive orders a premature decision?

Editor’s note: The editorial below has been altered following recent events and differs from the version printed in the Wednesday, March 3, 2021 newspaper. Governor ... Read more

OUR VIEW: Shelter animals should never live in poor conditions

The latest allegations made against Oxford animal shelter Mississippi Critterz are shocking and, frankly, unacceptable – almost as unacceptable as the statement released by the shelter in ... Read more

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

OPINION: Reeves’ grave mistake in vaccine rollout

Following this week’s debacle with Mississippi’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, it would appear that Governor Tate Reeves missed the mark.  On Wednesday, Reeves announced that Mississippi ... Read more

OUR VIEW: A photo opportunity does not equal complicity

The United States Capitol Building was laid under siege one week ago today in a riot that left five people dead and many Americans in ... Read more

OPINION: Loss of Original McAlister’s another fading piece of Oxford’s history

When I first learned of the new McAlister’s that was constructed on West Jackson Avenue, I was thrilled; however, that excitement has faded to disappointment.  ... Read more

OUR VIEW: Reeves using deceptive strategy for public vaccine rollout

When news of the COVID-19 vaccine’s upcoming availability to Mississippians over age 65 broke on Monday, many people rejoiced, seeing a light at the end ... Read more

OUR VIEW: Lynching victims innocent until proven guilty

The conversation surrounding lynching victims in Lafayette County has been ongoing for years, but this week advocates for a memorial plaque and county supervisors were ... Read more

Santa Claus is Still Coming to Town

By Kris Kringle | Guest Columnist   Ho, Ho, Ho from the Man in the Red Suit himself!  It’s come to my attention that boys and ... Read more

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