Maya Martin, Author at The Oxford Eagle

Crime

Oxford man charged in connection with East Jackson burglary, bond revoked due to previous felony charge

On August 14, 2022, the Oxford Police Department was dispatched to a burglary in the 1700 block of East Jackson Avenue. After investigation, Earnest Sears, ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Monday, August 15, 2022 10:35 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

Church members express disbelief in aftermath of fire at College Hill Presbyterian Church

Members of College Hill Presbyterian Church expressed their shock and disbelief in the wake of a fire that destroyed a majority of the historic Mississippi ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:35 pm

Crime

Police: Jimmie “Jay” Lee case does not reflect a larger threat to LGBTQ+ community

The Oxford Police Department and University Police Department issued a public statement denying that the Jimmie “Jay” Lee case implicates a larger threat to the ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, August 12, 2022 6:27 pm

Business

A New Frontier: Entrepreneurs share plans for medical cannabis business in Oxford

Mississippi has issued four businesses in Lafayette County a license to dispense medical cannabis. On Aug. 5, the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program released a list ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, August 12, 2022 2:45 pm

Crime

OPD arrest Sypder Moving Services owner on warrant for embezzlement

The Oxford Police Department has arrested Spyder Moving Services owner Vladyslav “Vlad” Ladygin after executing several search warrants for his arrest. After a lengthy investigation ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, August 12, 2022 10:37 am

Business

WOWE’s End of Summer Festival connects the community to small businesses

Women of Worth & Excellence, a local educational organization hosted the End of Summer Festival— bringing food, live music by the Soul Tones and small ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Thursday, August 11, 2022 5:00 pm

Crime

North Mississippi judge to host virtual event focused on legal representation, domestic violence issues

On Thursday, Aug. 18, Chief Judge Debra M. Brown of the U.S. District Court for the  Northern District of Mississippi will host an event focused ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:50 pm

Business

State issues four Lafayette County businesses medical cannabis licenses

Mississippi has issued four businesses in Lafayette County a license to dispense medical cannabis. On Aug. 5, the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program released a list ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 5:00 pm

Crime

Abbeville man arrested after OPD investigation into Heritage Drive burglary

On Aug. 5, the Oxford Police Department responded to Heritage Drive in reference to a burglary occurring at a business. After investigation, Dylan Thomas Busby, ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 1:19 pm

News

Oxford increases full time employee salary budget by more than $1.8 million

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved salary adjustments for full-time city employees totaling more than $1.8 million. This salary increase for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 comes ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Wednesday, August 10, 2022 9:46 am

BREAKING NEWS

Prosecutor shares videos, internet search history in making case against bail for man charged with murder of missing Ole Miss student Lee

After nearly five hours of testimony, a Lafayette County Circuit Court judge denied bail for the man charged with murder in the disappearance of a ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 9:02 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Judge denies bond for man charged with murder in missing Ole Miss student case

A Lafayette County Circuit Court denied bail to Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr. after a preliminary hearing on Tuesday. This was Herrington’s second appearance in court ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 6:22 pm

BREAKING NEWS

Investigation into Spyder Moving Services leads to one arrest, OPD issues warrant for owner

On Friday, Aug. 5, after a lengthy investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division into Spyder Moving Services, charges were filed against Charles Joiner, 54, of ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Monday, August 8, 2022 4:09 pm

Crime

Report to OPD leads to local woman’s arrest for alleged fraud, weapon possession

On Thursday, Aug. 4, the Oxford Police Department took a walk-in report regarding financial fraud. After investigation, Hannah Russell, 27, of Oxford, was arrested and ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Monday, August 8, 2022 10:07 am

Crime

Lafayette County man charged with cyberstalking for threatening messages

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, the Oxford Police Department responded to Davis Drive to take a report regarding harassment and threatening messages. After investigation, Earnest Sears, ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Monday, August 8, 2022 10:02 am

News

OPD welcomes new puppy to the K9 unit

The Oxford Police Department has welcomed a fresh face to its K-9 unit. The Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting approved the donation of one German ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, August 5, 2022 5:00 pm

News

‘Poorly written’: OSD responds to dress code controversy as uproar continues

As uproar continues from parents and students, the Oxford School District says less than 2 percent of students have been cited for dress code violations ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, August 5, 2022 1:47 pm

Events

2023 Oxford Film Festival receives arts grants for 20th Anniversary edition

As the Oxford Film Festival focuses on plans and early preparation for next year’s highly anticipated 20th Anniversary edition of the popular event, taking place March ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, August 5, 2022 10:30 am

Lafayette County

Baptist makes U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi was recently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a High Performing Hospital for hip fracture. The annual Best Hospitals ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Friday, August 5, 2022 8:30 am

Business

Chick-fil-A to close for 10 weeks due to extensive renovations

Oxford’s Chick-fil-A will close on Sept. 1 for extensive renovations and expansion to the site. The restaurant will be closed for approximately ten weeks and, ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Thursday, August 4, 2022 5:30 pm

Crime

OPD: Stop for school buses or face the consequences

    The Oxford Police Department wants to remind motorists as students head back to the classroom to stop for school buses or face the ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Thursday, August 4, 2022 4:15 pm

Events

Jayoncé Benefit Night: Proud Larry’s to host event in honor of Jimmie “Jay” Lee

Proud Larry’s will host Jayoncé Benefit Night on Aug. 11 at 9:30 p.m. honoring the legacy of Jimmie “Jay” Lee, a missing University of Mississippi ... Read more

by Maya Martin, Thursday, August 4, 2022 2:49 pm

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