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Mississippi Senate honors Oxford Eagle Scout with resolution

Keerthin Karthikeyan is doing his part to make Mississippi a better place and the state is honoring  him ... Read more | Add your comment

Outdoor dining areas around Downtown Square approved

With the weather turning cooler as the calendar gets closer to Fall, restaurants around the Downtown Square will ... Read more | Add your comment

Supervisors claim Confederate statue is property of Lafayette County

The issue of rightful ownership over the Confederate statue located on the Square continued last week. In a ... Read more | Add your comment

Oxford Police Department has responded to 11 overdose calls this year

On Wednesday, the Oxford Police Department released how many overdoses they have responded to in 2020 and how ... Read more | Add your comment

Business

Oxford businesses could be closed temporarily for failure to comply with COVID-19 requirements

Oxford businesses that are not in compliance with the mask requirement, and other COVID-19 ordinances in the City’s recovery plan, could be forced to close ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jake Thompson.

Education

Oxford School District adopts its return policy for 2020-21

While some area school districts are still discussing how they will handle returning to school this fall, the Oxford School District has a plan in ... Read more | Add your comment

by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette upends Mooreville to cap off non-region play

By Jared Redding MOOREVILLE — Without Tyrus Williams in the lineup in the first half, the Lafayette didn’t miss a beat, even when he was ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Contributors, Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:39 am

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Water Valley falls to Calhoun City in home opener

WATER VALLEY — After an explosive start to their season a week ago, the growing pains showed up for Water Valley on Friday. The young Blue ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 9:29 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss soccer set to open 2020 season

Matt Mott gets anxious these days, which means Ole Miss soccer’s 2020 season is finally getting underway. The Rebel head coach normally gets anxious, it’s ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, September 18, 2020 11:56 am

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette defeats Saltillo for first region win

In between points during the third set, Lafayette head coach Kelsie Poole said the words “mental toughness” to her players, something that has been tough ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, September 18, 2020 11:55 am

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Business

EDF partners with TVA To Help Bring 100 Remote Jobs To Lafayette Residents

Remote work has become the reality for many workers during the pandemic. But officials with the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Fund (EDF) want locals to ... Read more

by Carrie Staumbaugh, Thursday, September 17, 2020 5:24 pm

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News

Board of Aldermen relax some retail and restaurant COVID-19 restrictions

Oxford’s retail and restaurant sectors got some good news on Tuesday. The Board of Aldermen voted to loosen some of their restrictions that were still ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:32 pm

Events

Halloween will still happen in Oxford, but with COVID-19 guidelines

This year has not be anywhere near normal with the COVID-19 pandemic essentially bring the world to a halt, but the City of Oxford intends ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:27 pm

News

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s cardiovascular rehab program receives certification

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi continues to achieve certification for the cardiovascular rehab program. The hospital’s cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 2:28 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss soccer announces attendance plan for upcoming season

There will only be four chances to catch Ole Miss soccer in 2020, but the program announced how many fans will be able to attend ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:15 am

Lafayette Sports

Week 3 Preview: Lafayette looks to bounce back while Blue Devils return home

The first two weeks of this amended 2020 season are in the books and region play is inching ever closer. Some teams have gotten all ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:30 am

News

NOTEBOOK: Moore ready to turn the page on Egg Bowl ending

It was the touchdown celebration seen around the world. Elijah Moore’s now infamous celebration where he hiked his leg like a dog following a late ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:22 am

Education

University of Mississippi named among Top 100 public universities

For the 1oth straight year the University of Mississippi is named one of the country’s top 100 public universities. According to U.S. News and World ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, September 14, 2020 1:50 pm

Education

Oxford and Lafayette County School Districts report low COVID-19 numbers

The Oxford and Lafayette County School Districts released their latest COVID-19 reports on Friday and Monday, reporting low numbers among its students, staff and faculty. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, September 14, 2020 12:15 pm

Lafayette Sports

This week in prep sports (Sept. 14 – 19)

LAFAYETTE Tuesday (Sept. 15): Volleyball at Horn Lake, 6 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 17): Volleyball vs. Saltillo, 6 p.m. Friday (Sept. 18): Football at Mooreville, 7 ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, September 14, 2020 8:00 am

Education

Dr. Deborah Birx meets with University and Oxford officials on COVID-19 response

The City of Oxford and University of Mississippi received words of encouragement and the message of staying the course in their COVID-19 response plans on ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:07 pm

Sports

NFL Football is back, but will you be watching?

Until the SEC begins, there are fewer games on television to watch. You would think that football fans would welcome the addition of more games ... Read more

by Rebecca Alexander, Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:53 pm

Lafayette Sports

Oxford mounts second half comeback for Crosstown Classic win

Two years ago Oxford and Lafayette played what many considered the best game in the history of the Crosstown Classic, but Friday’s 50th edition may ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:00 am

Newsletter

Young Blue Devils roll past Bruce in 45-0 win

By Jacob Palmer BRUCE- Water Valley’s season opener was delayed a week, but the 2020 high school football season for the Blue Devils has finally ... Read more

by Oxford Eagle Contributors, Saturday, September 12, 2020 8:00 am

Business

Lamar Yard bringing Texas BBQ and good times to Oxford

Oxford is known for its restaurants, and for how many it has, but the Lamar Yard Smokehouse is aiming to offer something the city does ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, September 11, 2020 12:42 pm

News

Oxford High students host 4th annual tennis tournament for Memory Makers

The Oxford High School Students for Alzheimer’s Club recently hosted their annual tennis tournament to benefit Memory Makers. The 4th annual event took place at ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:39 pm

Newsletter

Jaylon Jones named 2020 Chucky Mullins Courage Award recipient

Ole Miss has revealed who will wear the honorary No. 38 this season. On Thursday, the program announced senior defensive back Jaylon Jones is the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:34 pm

Crime

Oxford woman arrested on child neglect charges

An Oxford woman is facing child neglect charges after being arrested last week. On Sept. 3, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Wendy ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:33 pm

Lafayette County

Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi Recognized for High-Value Healthcare

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi is among six Baptist Memorial hospitals that have been recognized by Premier Inc. for providing High-Value Healthcare. This award, presented by ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:20 pm

Events

Oxford Film Festival donates nearly $9,000 to Chucky Mullins Endowment

Despite not being able to hold the planned charity gala in connect with the world premiere of the Chucky Mullins film “It’s Time,” the Oxford ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 12:03 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss linebacker Sam Williams rejoins team after sexual assault charges dropped

Sam Williams is set to rejoin Ole Miss this week after sexual assault charges against were dropped. According to a report by Al.com, Williams sexual ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:59 am