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Saltillo hires new police chief, assistant chief

SALTILLO, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi city has new leadership in its police department. Saltillo city leaders this week hired Daniel McKinney as the ... Read more

1 month ago by AP/Wire.

CDC Says No More Masks for the Fully-Vaxxed; LOU Leaders Cautiously Optimistic About Return to Business as Usual

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement on Thursday that fully vaccinated Americans can take off their masks inside and no longer must socially ... Read more

3 months ago by Carrie Stambaugh.

Group honors 1893 Lafayette County lynching victim

A group of around 40 people gathered in Banner, Miss., over the weekend to honor the memory of a man lynched in Lafayette County.   ... Read more

3 months ago by Oxford Eagle Contributors.

Lafayette Students win in 2021 Mississippi History Day State Contest

Winners of the 2021 Mississippi History Day State Contest were announced in a virtual awards ceremony on April 17. First, second and third place winners ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Report.

President Barack Obama Virtually Visits Square Books for Independent Bookstore Day

A former President of the United States visited Square Books – virtually – this week.  Independent Bookstore Day, celebrated on April 24 this year, is ... Read more

3 months ago by Anna Guizerix.

Rap group connected to 2020 Panola murders detained in Batesville

Officers from both the Panola County Sheriff’s Office and the Batesville Police Department assisted multiple state agencies in a roadblock to stop several vehicles being ... Read more

4 months ago by Jeremy Weldon.

Addington announces departure from Oxford Film Festival

On the first day of the virtual presentation of the Oxford Film Festival (April 1-30), OxFilm has announced that this year’s edition of the Oxford Film Festival ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

MSDH releases updated guidance for worship services ahead of Easter

The Mississippi State Department of Health this week issued updated guidance on safer faith-based gatherings and worship services, but many churches in Oxford have already ... Read more

4 months ago by Anna Guizerix.

Miller named Executive Director of the Office of Workforce Development

This week, the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) Executive Committee is announcing the selection of Ryan Miller as Mississippi’s first Executive Director of the Office ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Report.

Mississippi opening Coronavirus vaccine appointments to all approved residents

All Mississippi residents who are of age to receive the coronavirus vaccine will be able to sign up for a slot beginning tomorrow, March 16. ... Read more

5 months ago by Anna Guizerix.

North Mississippi Farmers endure great challenges following winter storms

By Mackenzie Taylor | EAGLE Contributor With recent below-freezing temperatures and several inches of snow, Mississippi farmers were faced with a lot of uncertainty and ... Read more

5 months ago by Anna Guizerix.

Unicorn Sighting: LGBTQ+ Advocate runs across Mississippi

Citizens of Oxford saw two majestic sights this month.  The first was the rare snowfall that covered the town and country. The second was a ... Read more

5 months ago by Staff Report.

Nolan Mettetal, former Mississippi Legislator, dies of COVID-19

Retired Mississippi legislator Nolan Mettetal died Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 at the age of 75. Condolences and tributes circulated throughout Lafayette County, and further, when ... Read more

7 months ago by Anna Guizerix.

William Winter, Mississippi’s ‘education governor,’ dies at 97

JACKSON, Miss. – Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, who championed education initiatives, job creation and racial harmony throughout his life, died Friday Dec. 18, 2020, ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Report.

Governor Tate Reeves Extends Safe Return Order and Adds 10 Counties to Stricter Measures

JACKSON — On Monday, July 20 Governor Tate Reeves announced that he has extended his Safe Return and county-specific executive orders, adding ten counties under the ... Read more

1 year ago by Staff Report.

Mississippi State Flag design submission process announced

The process of submitting new designs for the Mississippi state flag was officially announced this week. As established by House Bill 1796, which removes the ... Read more

1 year ago by Ana Martinez.

Donald Trump Jr. campaigns in Oxford for Tate Reeves: “We’re going to run this state like Donald J. Trump is running America”

The Mississippi gubernatorial election is 12 days out, and Republican candidate Tate Reeves was in Oxford on the campaign trail. Joining him on Thursday evening ... Read more

2 years ago by Nathanael Gabler.

Ole Miss Chancellor Candidate Series: Kelly Damphousse

Editor’s Note: Following a Sept. 19 board meeting of the Institutions of Higher Learning, the pool for the next University of Mississippi Chancellor has been ... Read more

2 years ago by Anna Guizerix.

Former US Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi dies at 81

Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who served seven terms and used seniority to steer billions of dollars to his home state of Mississippi, has died. ... Read more

2 years ago by newsengin.

Fifth man charged with link to Mississippi officer’s killing

A fifth person is now charged in connection with a Mississippi police officer’s killing.

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2 years ago by The Associated Press.

2 teens charged in bomb threats against Mississippi schools

Two teenagers have been charged with making bomb threats against a north Mississippi elementary school and high school.

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2 years ago by The Associated Press.

Waller collects $580K in Mississippi governor’s race

A former Mississippi Supreme Court chief justice has collected more than $580,000 in his run for governor.

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2 years ago by The Associated Press.

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