Jimmy Durham, Author at The Oxford Eagle

Lafayette County

Thunder, rain, and wind in Oxford: Prepare for stormy week ahead

The National Weather Service in Memphis says Oxford residents should plan on umbrellas, hats, and coats this weekend. Starting today, residents can expect showers mainly ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Friday, January 5, 2024 10:22 am

Accidents

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department releases 2023 crime report

Notable Takeaways Domestic Violence and DUIs Prevalent: High cases of domestic violence (59 first offense, 5 aggravated) and DUI offenses (59 first-time, 5 fourth or ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Monday, January 1, 2024 4:40 pm

Lafayette County

Oxford to see sunny days, possible showers midweek

Residents of Oxford can expect sunny weather with gradual temperature increases in the coming days, according to the National Weather Service in Memphis. The forecast, ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Saturday, December 30, 2023 1:00 pm

Education

LHS student selected for National Flight Academy

Cody Quarles, a junior at Lafayette High School, has been selected to participate in the National Flight Academy program this summer. This selection marks a ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Wednesday, December 27, 2023 6:00 am

Health

RJI Kidney Awareness Foundation boosts support with dialysis center donation

The Roberta J. Ivy (RJI) Kidney Awareness Foundation, led by lifelong Oxford resident Robert Ivy, has announced a donation of $1,500 to the local dialysis ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 4:30 pm

News

Paula Morris awarded 2023 Virginia H. Chrestman Employee of the Year

Paula Morris, the benefits manager in the city of Oxford’s Human Resource department, has been honored with the 2023 Virginia H. Chrestman Employee of the ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 2:30 pm

Business

Oxford economy reaches new high with record sales tax revenue

Oxford’s local economy is showing robust growth, as reported by Mayor Robyn Tannehill at the Dec. 19 Board of Aldermen meeting. The city’s sales tax ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 11:03 am

Lafayette County

John Morgan concludes tenure with Oxford Board of Aldermen

Following a successful election campaign, John Morgan is set to leave his long-standing position on the Oxford Board of Aldermen to join the Lafayette County ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 8:30 am

Lafayette County

Week of varied skies ahead for Oxford as year ends

As 2023 draws to a close, Oxford residents looking ahead can expect a week of varied weather, according to the latest update from the National ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Tuesday, December 26, 2023 5:00 am

Lifestyle

Holiday season sees increase in fire, traffic, and burglary incidents

The holiday season, while a time for festivities and joy, also brings an uptick in safety risks, including increased instances of home fires, traffic accidents, ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Friday, December 22, 2023 4:30 pm

Events

NORAD Embarks on 68th Year of Tracking Santa with New Features

The festive spirit is in full swing as the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) gears up for its 68th year of the much-loved tradition ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Friday, December 22, 2023 11:30 am

Events

Community Church Oxford Hosts Christmas Eve Service and Offers Free Trees

Community Church Oxford is set to hold its annual Christmas Eve service at the City Hall steps, starting at 5 p.m. This event, now a ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Friday, December 22, 2023 9:35 am

Lafayette County

Oxford Weather: Sunny Start, Showers Expected by Christmas Day

As residents in Oxford prepare for Christmas on Monday, the National Weather Service has provided a detailed forecast for the period from Dec 22 to ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Friday, December 22, 2023 8:31 am

Education

Lafayette High Student Selected for National Flight Academy

Cody Quarles, a junior at Lafayette High School, has been selected to participate in the National Flight Academy program this summer. This selection marks a ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Wednesday, December 20, 2023 1:00 pm

Education

Lafayette announces ‘Teachers of the Year’

The Lafayette County School District has announced the Teachers of the Year, an honor recognizing the outstanding educators within the district, chosen for their exceptional ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Wednesday, December 20, 2023 6:25 am

Crime

Investigation underway into inmate’s death

Marie Parkman, 53, of Jackson was discovered unresponsive in her cell at the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center on Dec. 12. Detention center medical ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Wednesday, December 20, 2023 6:10 am

Lafayette County

Andy Howorth named McLarty’s successor in Lafayette County

In a significant development within the Lafayette County judiciary, Andy Howorth has been unanimously appointed by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors to succeed the ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Monday, December 18, 2023 12:30 pm

Events

Small Town Christmas episode airs Dec. 16

Oxford is set to shine on national TV in the “Small Town Christmas” show on Fox Business Network. The episode, airing at 1 p.m. Dec. ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Friday, December 15, 2023 5:00 am

Education

Lafayette County School District Announces Teachers of the Year

Lafayette County School District has announced the Teachers of the Year, an honor recognizing the outstanding educators within the district, chosen for their exceptional dedication ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Thursday, December 14, 2023 5:30 am

News

City Board passes bond for OPD, pool

In a unanimous decision, the Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a resolution at their Dec. 5 meeting to secure a $9 million bond for the ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Wednesday, December 13, 2023 5:15 am

New Chick-fil-A Site Plan Under Review by Oxford Planning Commission

Business

Chick-fil-A site plan approved by Commission

Second store will have double parking spots The Oxford Planning Commission reviewed and approved the proposed site plan for a new Chick-fil-A, presented by Foresite ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Wednesday, December 13, 2023 5:00 am

Accidents

Judge McLarty victim of car accident

Was second longest-serving Justice Court judge in Mississippi The Lafayette County community is mourning the death of Judge Johnny Wayne McLarty. He passed away from ... Read more

by Jimmy Durham, Tuesday, December 12, 2023 2:44 pm

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