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Jake Thompson, Author at The Oxford Eagle

Newsletter

Offense sputters in Rebels’ loss to Georgia

The Ole Miss men’s basketball team’s slide in the Southeastern Conference continues. Lacking offense for most of the game, the Rebels fell to Georgia, 78-74, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:48 pm

Crime

Sheriff’s Department looking for suspects in attempted burglary of Abbeville Mini Mart

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery of the Abbeville Mini ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, January 15, 2021 5:19 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss men looking to shake off slow SEC start

The beginning of conference play for the Ole Miss men’s basketball team has not gone the way they envisioned, but they are not letting their ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, January 15, 2021 1:34 pm

Lafayette County

Highway 7 and 9 roundabout project to resume this Spring

Construction of a new roundabout at the Highway 7 and Highway 9 split is expected to resume by Spring 2021. During a visit at Oxford’s ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, January 15, 2021 10:16 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss women drop second straight in loss to Missouri

If Sunday’s loss at Mississippi State was a small step forward for the Ole Miss women’s basketball program then Thursday’s game was anything but. The ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 14, 2021 9:25 pm

News

Residents of Oxford’s State Veterans Home receive COVID-19 vaccinations

The Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, but there is a light forming at the end ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 14, 2021 12:53 pm

Crime

Surveillance camera program launched by Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department

Lafayette County businesses and residences with outdoor surveillance cameras can now partner with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department in a new program. The Security Registration ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:44 am

Lafayette County

Mississippi has “no additional vaccines” for COVID-19

The COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Mississippi is struggling with supply and demand. Mississippi State Department of Health announced on Wednesday the distribution plan that was ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 5:12 pm

Lafayette Sports

Oxford girls, Lafayette boys end long losing streaks to crosstown rivals

Near decade-long losing streaks ended inside the Oxford High School gym on Tuesday. Oxford hosted Lafayette in basketball for the second time this season, and ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:09 am

News

Aldermen approve COVID-19 vaccine policy for city employees

Employees of the City of Oxford will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Board of Aldermen. During a special meeting ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 10:00 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss women’s basketball program showing signs of a turnaround

When the buzzer sounded in Starkville on Sunday evening, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team found themselves once again on the losing end of the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:44 am

Education

Planning Commission approves site plan for Oxford School District’s new CTE building

Oxford School District’s project to build its own career and technical education building received the go-ahead this week. The Oxford Planning Commission approved the school ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:50 am

Lafayette County

COVID-19 vaccinations administered at Oxford Conference Center

Lafayette County is now home to a COVID-19 vaccination site five days a week. The Oxford Conference Center and National Guard Armory, at 100 Ed ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:12 am

Education

Delayed Start for Lafayette County Schools on Tuesday

Students and teachers in the Lafayette County School District will be able to report to class a little later than normal on Tuesday. The school ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, January 11, 2021 4:00 pm

Featured Photo

SNOW DAY 2021: Oxford, Ole Miss turn into winter wonderland

The City of Oxford and the University of Mississippi became a winter wonderland on Monday. Weather reports indicated the heavier snowfall would hit central portions ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, January 11, 2021 11:33 am

Ole Miss Sports

After ending SEC-win drought, Ole Miss women turn focus to No. 14 Mississippi State

Yolett McPhee-McCuin is thrilled to be playing a ranked opponent for the first time this season on Sunday. The Ole Miss women’s basketball head coach ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Sunday, January 10, 2021 10:14 am

Elections

OXFORD FIRST: 18-year-old entering Oxford Mayoral race

Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill will not run unopposed in 2021 as she did four years ago. The incumbent’s bid for re-election will be challenged by ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, January 8, 2021 12:23 pm

Business

McAlister’s Deli opening new Oxford location on Monday

McAlister’s Deli is changing locations in Oxford and set to open its doors next week.  The fast casual food chain is moving across town to ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, January 8, 2021 11:00 am

Newsletter

Ole Miss women defeat Auburn for first SEC win in nearly two years

Nothing comes easy, including winning a conference basketball game for the first time in nearly two years. Moments after the final buzzer sounded and the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 7, 2021 9:04 pm

Crime

Domestic violence up in 2020, says Oxford Police Department’s annual report

Crime was down in the City of Oxford during 2020 in some categories, while other crimes saw an increase due to the strains of the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, January 7, 2021 1:43 pm

Newsletter

Ole Miss holds off Auburn for first SEC win

The Ole Miss men’s basketball team has found that winning feeling again. After a three-game losing skid, the Rebels returned to conference play and defeated ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 11:06 pm

Elections

Local, State officials respond to siege of US Capitol building

What started out as a day where the U.S. Senate was set to certify the results of the 2020 Presidential election ended with the U.S. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 4:41 pm

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