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Events

Conference on the Front Porch hosting third annual event next week

Once again, Taylor will take center stage as the Conference on the Front Porch begins Oct. 25 and 26. For the third year, the conference ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Friday, October 19, 2018 7:05 am

Events

Chamber of Commerce, LMS student council organizing donation drive for victims of Hurricane Michael

The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce and the Lafayette Middle School Student Council are joining forces to gather supplies for victims of Hurricane Michael. The ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Thursday, October 18, 2018 5:15 pm

Lafayette County

LCFD offering free installation of fire alarms

That Lafayette County Fire Department is working to make sure that every home has a fire alarm thanks to a new program. The LCFD, in ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:31 am

Events

Oxford Belk location to celebrate company’s 130th anniversary

Oxford’s Belk Department Store has been selected for special distinction. Out of the chain’s 300 stores, the Oxford location is one of a dozen selected ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:20 am

News

Oxford Electric changing name to Oxford Utilities

Oxford Electric will soon be known under a new name. The City of Oxford Board of Aldermen approved the utility company’s name change during their ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 3:07 pm

News

Brock named senior fellow at the Overby Center

Greg Brock, a University of Mississippi alum and veteran journalist, has been named a senior fellow at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 3:50 pm

Crime

Oxford man arrested for car burglaries, fleeing scene

The Oxford Police Department has made an arrest following several car burglaries around the walking trails on Chucky Mullins Drive. OPD announced on Monday that ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 2:44 pm

News

Ole Miss team completes search for unmarked graves of Union soldiers in Columbus

The University of Mississippi’s Center for Archaeological Research wrapped up a project last weekend as the Center’s director, Dr. Tony Boudreaux, and several students generated data ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:55 am

Lafayette County

Lafayette County Board of Supervisors recommends two properties be cleaned up

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors recommended on Monday that two properties in the county be cleaned up. The board cited a danger to public ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:38 am

Lafayette County

Oxford historian Jack Mayfield dies at 71

Longtime Oxford historian Jack Mayfield passed away on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the age of 71. Mayfield was a longtime columnist for The Oxford Eagle ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Monday, October 15, 2018 2:51 pm

Education

Oxford, Lafayette School Districts receive A ratings from Mississippi Department of Education

Both Oxford and Lafayette County School Districts have received A rankings from the Mississippi Department of Education. The rankings, released on Thursday, are based on ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Friday, October 12, 2018 4:29 pm

News

Mississippi Highway Patrol releases report on Abbeville accident that claimed life of Houston man

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has released more information about an accident on Oct. 9 near Abbeville. The four-vehicle accident took the life of Triston Luevano, ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Friday, October 12, 2018 2:23 pm

Lafayette County

Belle Rivers, Eastover developer continuing to tackle need of affordable housing in Oxford

After years of prep work, Oxford developer Stewart Rutledge has finally broken ground on two workforce housing developments. The developments, named Belle Rivers and Eastover, ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Friday, October 12, 2018 7:30 am

Events

Families of hazing victims speak to Ole Miss students

In 2017, five college students died as a result of hazing. The parents of two of those victims – Max Gruver and Tim Piazza – spoke ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Thursday, October 11, 2018 7:15 am

Crime

Former Lafayette High School teacher Molly Wray indicted by grand jury for enticement of a minor

Former Lafayette High School teacher Molly Wray has been indicted for enticing a minor to meet for sexual purposes. Wray was indicted on Sept. 5 ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:04 am

Events

Economic Development Foundation, The Tech partner up for a stronger workforce

Local businesses and community leaders gathered together at the Oxford-Lafayette School of Applied Technology on Tuesday morning with jobs on their minds. The event, organized ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:14 am

Lafayette County

Handicap hangtag shortage has no quick resolution in Lafayette County

A shortage in handicap decals across the state has created problems for many in Lafayette County. Lafayette County Tax Assessor Sylvia Baker said that the ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:02 am

BREAKING NEWS

Ole Miss chancellor Jeff Vitter recommends renaming of Meek School to IHL Board

Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter announced on Tuesday that the University is proceeding with the steps required to remove Ed Meek’s name from the ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 2:44 pm

Education

Check it Chargers campaign raises over $105,000 for Oxford School District

After years of repeatedly asking parents, relatives and businesses for money via raffles, selling and other means, the Parent Teacher Organizations across the Oxford School ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 7:47 am

News

Letter recommends UM school be named for Ida B. Wells

A group of Ole Miss faculty, staff and students have recommended that the Meek School of Journalism and New Media be renamed in honor of ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 7:24 am

Business

Oxford Kiddie Academy applies educational emphasis to childcare

A new childcare facility has opened in Oxford, placing an emphasis on educational standards. The facility, called Oxford Kiddie Academy, is the result of a ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Sunday, October 7, 2018 8:00 am

News

#BestUberEver: Shad makes name for herself around Oxford with stories from the car

Michelle Shad isn’t what many would consider a typical Uber driver. She’s a grandmother from Florida who moved to Oxford in December 2017 in order ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Friday, October 5, 2018 8:35 am

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