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Jake Thompson, Author at The Oxford Eagle

Crime

Jackson man arrested for attempting to sell stolen ATV

A Jackson man is facing a felony charge after selling a stolen all-terrain vehicle. On April 13, investigators with the Oxford Police Department received information ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:22 pm

News

Oxford’s State Veterans Home hosts Operation Family Reunion event

After 13 months without family or friends walking through the front door, Oxford’s State Veterans Home welcomed them back with open arms this week. The ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 4:16 pm

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette soccer has three sign with JUCO programs

The Lafayette High School soccer program had three seniors make their pick where they wanted to continue their playing careers this fall. On Wednesday, Caitlyn ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:56 pm

Newsletter

Three Oxford seniors to continue athletic careers at the next level

On Thursday, three Oxford High School seniors announced their intentions to continue their athletic careers this fall. Chase Rose, Connor Bradley and Henry Moss all ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, April 15, 2021 1:51 pm

Newsletter

Oxford tennis defeats Germantown to advance in 6A playoffs

After a lost season in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oxford tennis program looks to be back its old championship-winning ways again in ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:18 am

Newsletter

Oxford baseball wins 2-6A title, clinches No. 1 seed in 6A playoffs

Oxford baseball completed one season goal off its list as quickly as it possibly could on Tuesday. With their 10-0 win over Southaven in five ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 9:46 am

Newsletter

No. 6 Ole Miss continues to fill Elko void entering series at No. 4 Mississippi State

The Ole Miss baseball team’s quest to replace the offense missing from the lineup with the absence of Tim Elko began this past week against ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:00 am

Newsletter

Jake Springer ready to produce for Ole Miss defense in 2021

After sitting out last season, Jake Springer is ready to be a factor for the Ole Miss defense this fall. The defensive back transferred to ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:52 pm

Lafayette Sports

Local track teams have strong performances in division meets

The postseason is here for track and field, meaning the march to Pearl and the MHSAA Track and Field State Championships is underway. Last weekend ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:48 pm

Crime

Local teachers accused of sex crimes have trial dates continued, again

Two local teachers who are facing felony charges related to separate sex crimes involving students have once again had continuances allowed for their respective trials. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, April 12, 2021 4:31 pm

Education

Former Ole Miss and NFL great Patrick Willis to give 2020 UM Commencement Address

Former Ole Miss and NFL great Patrick Willis will give the University of Mississippi’s 2020 Commencement speech next month. The school announced on Monday that ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, April 12, 2021 1:29 pm

Crime

Water Valley man charged with Grand Larceny

A Water Valley man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing a couple of items, including a truck. On April 7, investigators with the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:47 am

Crime

Como man arrested for Grand Larceny

A Como man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing equipment. On April 8, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Corey Parmenter, ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Monday, April 12, 2021 10:42 am

Newsletter

No. 3 Ole Miss unable to complete comeback against No. 2 Arkansas, drops series

In what could potentially be a teaser for a postseason showdown later this year, Ole Miss and Arkansas provided excitement as two of the top ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:20 pm

Newsletter

No. 3 Ole Miss splits doubleheader with No. 2 Arkansas to force Sunday rubber match

Similar to two years ago in June, it will come down to a deciding third game between Ole Miss and Arkansas. In a rematch from ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Saturday, April 10, 2021 11:03 pm

News

Oxford Board of Aldermen vote to end free curbside parking around downtown Square

The free parking spaces that were reserved for curbside pick-up around the Oxford Square are ending this week. During their regular meeting on Tuesday, the ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, April 9, 2021 11:41 am

Newsletter

Oxford softball drops 2-6A matchup against Hernando

After opening up the region portion of their schedule the Oxford softball team faced their first setback on Thursday. The Chargers fell to 2-6A foe ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, April 9, 2021 11:35 am

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette tennis sweeps Ridgeland in 5A playoff opener

Making up for a lost season a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lafayette tennis team played one of their toughest schedules this ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Friday, April 9, 2021 11:31 am

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette hires former Ole Miss coordinator Dan Werner as new QB coach

Dan Werner will be back on a football field in Oxford this fall – this time at the high school level. Lafayette High School hired ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 2:09 pm

Lafayette County

Lafayette County residents to be required to dial 10-digit phone numbers later this year

Residents of Lafayette County and North Mississippi will be required to dial the full 10-digit phone number for all local calls starting later this year. ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:20 am

Elections

Alderman Rick Addy wins Ward I Democratic primary, will run unopposed in general election

The past three months have seen Rick Addy go from announcing his intentions to not seek another term as the Ward I Alderman, to entering ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 4:02 pm

Lafayette Sports

Lafayette falls to Saltillo in Game 1 of 1-5A series

Following their loss to Saltillo on Tuesday, Lafayette baseball head coach John Walker said his team needed to do some soul searching. In the first ... Read more

by Jake Thompson, Wednesday, April 7, 2021 10:09 am

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