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Donica Phifer, Author at The Oxford Eagle

News

Larry Sparks named interim chancellor by IHL Board

The Board of Trustees of Mississippi’s Institutions of Higher Learning has named Larry Sparks to the post of interim chancellor at the University of Mississippi. ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:53 pm

News

Joey Gardner named City of Oxford’s new Fire Chief

After serving as the interim Fire Chief for the City of Oxford for several weeks, Joey Gardner has been hired for the job on a ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Thursday, November 8, 2018 1:34 pm

Lafayette County

Mississippi Critterz signs contract with Lafayette County, hopes to open next week

Mississippi Critterz and Lafayette County’s Board of Supervisors have agreed to the terms of a contract for the animal shelter. The contract is a first ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 10:51 am

Lafayette County

Lafayette County avoids Monday’s severe weather outbreak

Despite multiple tornado warnings on Monday evening, Lafayette County saw minimal damage when it came to severe weather. Lafayette County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Quarles ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 10:31 am

News

OPD arrests man, discovers possible pipe bombs over weekend

The Oxford Police Department is currently investigating two possible pipe bombs found in a South Lamar residence over the weekend. The potential bombs were found ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Monday, November 5, 2018 4:04 pm

News

Kappa Alpha Theta to close Ole Miss chapter at semester’s end

The Grand Council of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity has notified members of Ole Miss’ Epsilon Zeta chapter that the sorority will be closing at the ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Monday, November 5, 2018 12:45 pm

Events

New voting precinct, electronic poll books on tap for Nov. 6 election

With midterm elections a few days away, the Lafayette County Election Commission is working diligently to make the voting process as easy as possible. Lafayette ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Sunday, November 4, 2018 12:54 pm

Ole Miss Sports

Rebels defeat Fayetteville State, 101-52

The Kermit Davis era officially began on Friday as the Rebels routed Fayetteville State 101-52 at The Pavillion in an exhibition game. Ole Miss shot ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Saturday, November 3, 2018 11:18 am

Events

Lafayette County’s first CASA class sworn in

On Tuesday morning, four women stood up to take an oath with one goal in mind – protecting some of Lafayette County’s most vulnerable children. The ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 11:00 am

BREAKING NEWS

OPD seeks person of interest in assault, attempted kidnapping

The Oxford Police Department is searching for information regarding an assault and attempted kidnapping. Last week, OPD said in a news release that a woman ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:39 am

Elections

Many local races in Nov. 6 election are uncontested

With one week left until Mississippians go to the polls for the general election, many locals might be surprised to learn that several elections impacting ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:51 am

Events

Oxford High School Theatre puts new spin on ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Theatregoers will be taken down a different sort of yellow brick road as Oxford High School Theatre begins performances of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ on ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Monday, October 29, 2018 9:56 am

Events

Tailgate for Palmer fundraiser supports Mississippi children

It may be a bye week for the Ole Miss Rebels, but Oxonians can still get their Grove on while supporting a cause on Saturday. ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Friday, October 26, 2018 9:58 am

Events

Tutwiler Quilters mark 16th year selling goods in Oxford

For 15 years, the women of the Tutwiler Quilters have traveled to Oxford to sell their creations. The group returns for a 16th sale on ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Friday, October 26, 2018 9:58 am

BREAKING NEWS

OPD searching for information on attempted assault, kidnapping

The Oxford Police Department is searching for information regarding an attempted assault and kidnapping. In a news release, OPD said that a woman was grabbed ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Thursday, October 25, 2018 4:10 pm

Lafayette County

2nd Chance MS receives $30,000 grant from Women’s Foundation

An Oxford-based non-profit will continue to do some good around Mississippi after being awarded a grant. 2nd Chance MS, a nonprofit organization that works to ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:43 am

News

Service outage planned for portion of West Jackson Avenue this afternoon

Businesses and residents along a section of West Jackson Avenue will experience a  brief power outage this afternoon at approximately 2 p.m. Oxford Utilities said ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 12:01 pm

Events

Great 38 Race back in Oxford for third year

The streets of Oxford will be filled with runners this weekend as the 3rd Annual Great 38 Race kicks off on Friday. The event, which ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 9:55 am

Events

Heiskell returns to Square Books with Southern Living cookbook

The dreams keep coming true for Oxford’s Elizabeth Heiskell. She’s a “Today” show contributor – a dream Heiskell said was 17 years in the making ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Sunday, October 21, 2018 7:44 am

Lafayette County

Communicare receives grant to treat teens, young adults

A federal grant will allow Communicare to continue to offer programs to those in Lafayette and surrounding counties. The $2.7 million grant was awarded to ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Sunday, October 21, 2018 7:20 am

Events

Belk donates $20,000 to Habitat for Humanity

The customers who lined up outside Belk on Friday weren’t the only individuals who received a gift. The corporation ­– which has over 300 stores in ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Sunday, October 21, 2018 7:15 am

Events

Fifth annual Buddy Walk to take place Sunday

Those looking for a family-friendly outing this weekend are in luck. The fifth-annual Buddy Walk, an event to raise awareness for Down syndrome, will be ... Read more

by Donica Phifer, Saturday, October 20, 2018 6:05 am

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