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Jake Thompson, Author at The Oxford Eagle

Newsletter

Ole Miss drops third straight in last-minute loss to Auburn

Turnovers and missed opportunities plagued Ole Miss once again on Saturday and cost them a chance at their second win of the season. With a ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, October 24, 2020 3:55 pm

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette handles New Hope for fourth straight region win

COLUMBUS — Lafayette is one step closer to achieving something they have not yet accomplished since moving up to Class 5A. The Commodores seemingly secured ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 23, 2020 9:31 pm

Events

Halloween events taking place in the LOU beginning this weekend

Despite COVID-19 putting a pause on many traditional holiday events and activities, Halloween in Oxford is still set to go on as scheduled – with ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 23, 2020 12:11 pm

Crime

Oxford Police Department participating in National Drug Take Back Day

For those who have unwanted or unused prescription drugs they would like to dispose of, the Oxford Police Department will take them off their hands ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, October 22, 2020 12:51 pm

Crime

Oxford man arrested for statutory rape

An Oxford man is facing a rape charge following an incident earlier this week. On Oct. 19, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:58 am

Business

City revokes two outdoor dining licenses due to multiple ordinance violations

After warning restaurants and bars they could lose their outdoor dining licenses if they continued to receive citations for violating the Governor’s executive orders and ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:53 am

Lafayette County

Board of Aldermen will not take legal action over statue property ownership

The issue between the City of Oxford and Lafayette County regarding who may own the land on which the Confederate statue resides has been set ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:34 am

Lafayette Sports

Week 8 Preview: Blue Devils, Chargers look to better postseason standing; Dores trying to get in

Everything is still in front of Lafayette, Oxford and Water Valley as the regular football season is nearing its conclusion. The Blue Devils and Chargers ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 8:00 am

Crime

Oxford man arrested for domestic violence

An Oxford man is facing an aggravated assault and domestic violence charge. On Oct. 19, officers with the Oxford Police Department were sent to Baptist ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:35 pm

Crime

Corinth man arrested for armed robbery

A Corinth man is facing a robbery charge after attempting to rob a woman of money. On Oct. 19, an officer with the Oxford Police ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:31 pm

Lafayette County

Governor Reeves declares Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Governor Tate Reeves declared this week as Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Mississippi with an official proclamation. In 2019, a record-breaking 115 tornadoes were ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:30 pm

Business

Oxford sees sales tax revenue increase 19 percent in August

With businesses opening back up and students returning for the fall semester, the City of Oxford saw an increase in sales tax collection for the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:05 pm

Newsletter

Oxford swimming prepares for Class II state meet

The high school swimming season will reach its conclusion this weekend with the Class II state championship meet in Tupelo. Oxford’s girls team has a ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:54 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss continues to deal with COVID-19 as new cases arise

Ole Miss was down two key defensive players last week against Arkansas and could possibly be without more against Auburn on Saturday. Last Wednesday, Lane ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, October 19, 2020 4:36 pm

Newsletter

Matt Corral: “No excuses” for Arkansas performance

Matt Corral had his worst performance in an Ole Miss jersey at Arkansas on Saturday, and the quarterback is not putting the blame on anyone ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, October 19, 2020 12:21 pm

Education

Read to Them partners with local schools for Mississippi Reads One Book

The current school year got off to a very nontraditional start with virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organization Read to Them and ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, October 19, 2020 11:11 am

Lafayette Sports

This week in prep sports (Oct. 19-24)

LAFAYETTE Friday (Oct. 23) Football at New Hope, 7 p.m.   OXFORD Friday (Oct. 23) Football vs. Olive Branch, 7 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 24) Girls ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, October 19, 2020 9:10 am

Ole Miss Sports

Corral, Ole Miss offense falters in loss to Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Ole Miss has needed its offense to pitch a near perfect game every week to make up for its leaky defense, neither ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:04 pm

Oxford Sports

Oxford dominates Horn Lake to clinch postseason berth

In a season full of uncertainty, there is one thing Oxford is certain of: they will get the opportunity to defend their Class 6A state ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 16, 2020 10:18 pm

Crime

Oxford man arrested for child abuse

An Oxford man is facing child abuse charges following a notification by Child Protective Services to the authorities. On Oct. 1, investigators with the Oxford ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 16, 2020 4:07 pm

Crime

Oxford man arrested for touching a minor for lustful purposes

An Oxford man was arrested following reports of a child being touched inappropriately. On Oct. 12, officers were sent to the 900 block of Molly ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 16, 2020 3:38 pm

Crime

Shannon man arrested for stealing Oxford City property

A Shannon man is facing a theft charge after stealing City of Oxford property. On Oct. 14, officers with the Oxford Police Department were contacted ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, October 16, 2020 3:06 pm

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