Alyssa Schnugg, Author at The Oxford Eagle

News

Legacy business district changes proposed

Will allow alcohol at restaurants By Alyssa Schnugg Senior reporter The Oxford Planning Department recommended a change to Oxford’s only Legacy Traditional Neighborhood Business district to ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 3:58 pm

News

New Oxonians named Pantry’s Volunteers of the Year

José and Carmen Martin were named the 2023 Volunteers of the Year by the Oxford Pantry recently. The couple has been volunteering at the Pantry ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 2:56 pm

Lafayette County

Victims in Abbeville house fire identified

The couple who died in a house on Monday in Abbeville have been identified as long-time Lafayette County residents Rickey Wray, 72, and his wife, ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Tuesday, February 20, 2024 12:27 pm

History

Aldermen seeking information on options for Cedar Oaks

An item on the upcoming Oxford Board of Aldermen’s meeting agenda has caused a flurry of email chains and social media posts among people upset ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Monday, February 19, 2024 2:55 pm

Lafayette County

High pressure brings blue skies, lots of sun; rain expected Thursday

This week, Lafayette County residents will see lots of sunshine and gradually warming temperatures as spring attempts to push its way into our area. Expect ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Monday, February 19, 2024 11:15 am

News

Baseball wins marathon over Hawaii to open 2024 season

From Ole Miss Athletics It took 13 innings and nearly five hours of game time, but Ole Miss Baseball finally opened its 2024 season with ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Saturday, February 17, 2024 6:31 am

Obituaries

Lt. Col. William Douglas Brandon

Lt. Col. William Douglas “Doug” Brandon, Sr., 95, of Oxford died on Feb. 12, 2024. Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Friday, February 16, 2024 4:26 pm

Crime

Correctional officers charged with bringing contraband into Detention Center

A Lafayette County correctional officer was arrested for allegedly bringing contraband into the local detention center. On Tuesday, the Lafayette County Criminal Investigation Division began ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Friday, February 16, 2024 3:55 pm

Garden/Outdoors

LC Master Gardeners offers free home consultation service

The Lafayette County Master Gardeners offers several services to area residents free of charge to assist people in their gardening and landscaping efforts. One such ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Friday, February 16, 2024 3:32 pm

Garden/Outdoors

Master Gardener Lecture Series to feature ‘The Family Plot’ host

The Lafayette County Master Gardeners will host its annual Spring Lecture Series again this year at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library. The lectures ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Friday, February 16, 2024 3:15 pm

News

Building permits issued in Oxford increased in 2023

While it’s easy to see from the amount of traffic in Oxford that the city is growing in population, the number of permits issued for ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Thursday, February 15, 2024 2:08 pm

Crime

Documentary on the effects of PTSD on first responders aims to be a conversation starter

When filmmaker Conrad Weaver was working on a documentary about the opioid crisis, he went on a ride-along with first responders. One of the calls ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Thursday, February 15, 2024 12:07 pm

News

Tommy Reynolds is Water Valley’s new mayor

Water Valley has a new mayor. Former State Representative Thomas “Tommy” U. Reynolds won the mayoral special election Tuesday in the city of Water Valley ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 3:38 pm

Crime

More details released on cemetery vandalism

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department released additional information about the vandalism at Union Grove Cemetery that occurred Monday night. On Tuesday, the sheriff’s department took ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 12:18 pm

Lafayette County

Area residents likely to see jump in utility bills; Help is available

Many Lafayette County and Oxford residents are opening their new electric bills this week and a collective gasp can be heard across the county. The ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 9:26 am

Business

Police rely on mental health training

Crisis intervention techniques save lives Officer Roman Sones was on his lunch break when he heard a call come over the radio from dispatch on ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 7:10 pm

Lafayette County

Vehicle creates deep trenches in historic graveyard

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating vandalism at the historic Union Grove Cemetery. The small cemetery off County Road 432, way off the beaten ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 4:05 pm

News

Restaurants with alcohol; liquor stores could soon be OK in Legacy TNB zoning

The Oxford Planning Department recommended a change to Oxford’s only Legacy Traditional Neighborhood Business zoning district to allow restaurants that serve alcohol and liquor stores ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Tuesday, February 13, 2024 10:44 am

Lafayette County

Prepare for severe weather before it happens

When winter starts to make way for spring, the battle of cold and warm fronts can cause severe storms to pop up, bringing hail, high ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Monday, February 12, 2024 3:05 pm

Education

Southern Miss releases President’s and Dean’s Lists for Fall 2023 semester

The University of Southern Mississippi has released its President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2023 fall semester.   The President’s List includes full-time students who ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Monday, February 12, 2024 1:36 pm

Lafayette County

Rain Monday, sun returns for a few days

After a rainy, stormy and dreary Monday, Oxford will see plenty of sunshine the rest of the workweek. But alas, the rain will return this ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Monday, February 12, 2024 11:00 am

News

Attorney Mike Watts appointed new Oxford Municipal Court judge

The city of Oxford has a new Municipal Court Judge. The Oxford Board of Aldermen met for a special called meeting Thursday and appointed attorney ... Read more

by Alyssa Schnugg, Friday, February 9, 2024 12:42 pm

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