Staff Report, Author at The Oxford Eagle

Obituaries

Raymond “Skipper” Swartzfager, Jr

RAYMOND “SKIPPER” SWARTZFAGER Long-standing Laurel citizen Raymond “Skipper” Swartzfager, Jr. died on January 22, 2022. Skipper was the son of Martha Ann Brophy and Raymond ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:50 am

Obituaries

John Wayne “Johnny” Sowell

JOHN WAYNE “JOHNNY” SOWELL Mr. John Wayne “Johnny” Sowell, 74, died Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi. The funeral was ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:06 am

Obituaries

Albert Livingston “Bert” East IV

ALBERT LIVINGSTON “BERT” EAST IV Mr. Albert Livingston “Bert” East IV, 67, died this week at his home in Madison, MS. The funeral was held ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, January 25, 2022 11:05 am

Obituaries

Betty Jean Denton Johnson

BETTY JEAN DENTON JOHNSON Mrs. Betty Jean Denton Johnson, 89, died January 23, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi. The funeral will be ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, January 24, 2022 11:34 am

Obituaries

Ronald Abbie Franklin

RONALD ABBIE FRANKLIN Ronald Abbie Franklin February 2, 1942 – January 18, 2022. Ron Franklin signed off his final earthly broadcast Tuesday, January 18, 2022, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, January 24, 2022 10:29 am

Columns

For a ‘numbers guy,’ Reeves missing some critical stats

Gov. Tate Reeves likes to proclaim, “I’m a numbers guy.” He did so on social media on Nov. 19 and on multiple other occasions. He’s ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 21, 2022 5:00 pm

Columns

Fight the winter blues with early spring cleaning

This time of the year can be downright depressing.  It gets dark early.  The weather is nasty — cold, rainy, dreary.  I’m always concerned about ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 21, 2022 4:30 pm

Columns

Take some time for a ‘swell’ project

A few years ago, tired of hot sweaty, endless yard work, countless outside projects, for the first time embraced winter – and wow – flew ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 21, 2022 4:12 pm

Business

EDF partners with Oxford School District for business workshops

The Oxford School District’s Department of College and Career Readiness (CCR) is partnering with the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation to put on a free, ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 21, 2022 4:03 pm

Crime

Oxford Police Department Crime Report for January 21

14 Tickets 2 Accidents Arrest(s): 1 DUI 1st, speeding 1 Public drunk 1 Warrant served Report(s): 2 Alarms 1 Code Enforcement 2 Disturbing the peace ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 21, 2022 9:54 am

Crime

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department Crime Report for January 21

Arrest(s) 1 Writ to take custody Report(s): 2 Accidents 1 Simple assault 3 Agency assists 1 Alarm 1 Animal complaint 1 Court detail 1 Fraud ... Read more

by Staff Report, Friday, January 21, 2022 9:51 am

News

OPD and Ole Miss ASB release statement in support of rideshare ordinance

The Oxford Police Department and the Ole Miss Associated Student Body released a statement voicing their support for the ride share ordinance and offer information ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 20, 2022 6:04 pm

Education

State Board of Education allows hybrid scheduling during COVID-19 surge

The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to allow school districts to use hybrid scheduling if needed to minimize the current spread of ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 20, 2022 12:09 pm

Obituaries

John Morell Sumner, Sr

JOHN MORELL SUMNER SR. John Morell Sumner, Sr. died Monday, January 10, 2022, in Oxford, Mississippi. ‘Nat’, as he was known by many, was born ... Read more

by Staff Report, Thursday, January 20, 2022 8:53 am

Lafayette County

Heart Disease named a top killer in Mississippi

In 2020 more Mississippians died of heart disease than cancer and diabetes combined. Smoking, in any amount, contributes to heart disease by making the blood ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 11:26 am

Obituaries

Avie Jane Carroll Ivy

AVIA JANE CARROLL IVY Mrs. Avie Jane Carroll Ivy, 99, died Monday, January 17, 2022, at her home in Abbeville, MS. The funeral was held ... Read more

by Staff Report, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 9:39 am

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Thank you to those who supported the Pantry

Dear Pantry Supporters, No Humbugs here-the holiday spirit was alive and well in Oxford and Lafayette County this year! The Pantry was able to serve ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 4:00 pm

Columns

Biden, Democrats will drag inflation toward election

Watching the administration of President Joe Biden and his Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill navigate the current round of economic woes, one struggles not to ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:30 pm

Obituaries

Billy N. Owen

BILLY N. OWEN Rev. Billy N. Owen passed away at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Union County on January 17, 2022, at the age of 66. Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:26 pm

Columns

The gift of love should be given away

My computer screen is cold to my touch this morning, but my heart is oh so warm. On this chilly day I’ve completed the task ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 3:00 pm

Columns

We all know Mother Nature is not predictable

I watched several newscasts for nearly a week that included predictions about our latest snow event.  They were, predictably, all over the place—one to two ... Read more

by Staff Report, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 2:30 pm

Business

Oxford Resident named Action Auto Salesperson of the Year 

Longtime Oxford resident Jolynn Medina was recently named Action Auto’s 2021 Salesperson of the Year after selling a record number of vehicles for the Oxford-based ... Read more

by Staff Report, Monday, January 17, 2022 11:21 am

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