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Best of Oxford 2021 Voting now open

It is time to cast your vote for your favorite businesses and services in the Best of Oxford 2021 contest.    The nomination phase took place ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Miller named Executive Director of the Office of Workforce Development

This week, the State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB) Executive Committee is announcing the selection of Ryan Miller as Mississippi’s first Executive Director of the Office ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID Caused Dip in State Tax Revenue, Rebound Beginning

As the world marks one year since the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, local Oxford and Lafayette County officials are already seeing promising signs of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Carrie Stambaugh.

Oxford Waffle House moving from previously planned location

After a year of no news on its progress, Oxford’s Waffle House is still happening, but will now reside in a new location. During their ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Arrest made in connection with bomb threat at Oxford Walmart

One person is facing charges in connection with a bomb threat made at the Oxford Walmart on Sunday. On Jan. 31 at approximately 4 p.m., ... Read more

2 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Aldermen discuss East Jackson Avenue sidewalk expansion and outdoor dining project

East Jackson Avenue could soon get a makeover, with new sidewalks and a permanent outdoor dining area. During Monday’s recessed meeting, the Board of Aldermen ... Read more

3 months ago by Jake Thompson.

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

3 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford restaurateur John Currence acquires Goose Creek Club

The “Big Bad Chef” is expanding his portfolio. John Currence is the new owner of Oxford’s Goose Creek Club. The Oxford chef, along with his ... Read more

4 months ago by Jake Thompson.

YEAR IN REVIEW: January-March 2020

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of our four-part series, taking a look back at some of the most notable stories of 2020. The ... Read more

4 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Checkers Drive-In returning to Oxford early 2021

After closing its doors in 2012, Checkers Drive-In is making a return to Oxford. Nine years later, the fast food chain is opening a new ... Read more

4 months ago by Jake Thompson.

City of Oxford sees 42 percent drop in October sales tax

The City of Oxford continues to see the effects of a quieter Fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as October’s sales tax numbers dropped sharply. ... Read more

4 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Buy gas for 76 cents at 76 stations on Friday

Oxford drivers will get two opportunities to get gas for less than a dollar a gallon on Friday. The fuel company 76 is holding grand ... Read more

4 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Arrest made in connection with infant death at Mother Goose of Oxford

A Grenada woman was arrested in connection with the death of an eight-week-old infant at Mother Goose of Oxford last month. Amy Rogers, 23, was ... Read more

4 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Garden of Memories begins construction of mausoleum

Earlier this year, Garden of Memories announced the construction of a mausoleum, and this month that project officially began. The above-ground entombment structure at the ... Read more

4 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Board of Aldermen discuss year-round outdoor dining

There is another month of outdoor dining available around the Downtown Square, but Oxford residents could have the option of eating outside year round. During ... Read more

5 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Gifting the Community: Shop Local Oxford

Shopping local for holiday gifts is even more critical this year as small businesses suffer in the wake of the COVID-19. Officials say a strong ... Read more

5 months ago by Carrie Stambaugh.

Oxford’s tourism tax numbers down 44 percent in September

The City of Oxford is beginning to see the effects of a football season altered by COVID-19. The city’s tourism and stadium tax numbers for ... Read more

5 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County convenience stores cited for selling e-cigarettes, alcohol to minors

More than a dozen convenience stores in Lafayette County were selling beer, vape pens and e-cigarettes to minors, according to the Mississippi Attorney General’s office. ... Read more

5 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Supervisors approve new Dollar General in Denmark community

Lafayette County is getting yet another Dollar General. During their regular meeting on Monday, the Board of Supervisors approved a conditional use permit as well ... Read more

5 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Gordon Outfitting Women for Business Success

Anne–Marie Gordon, who owns Cicada, a boutique women’s clothing store on The Square in Oxford, had a brain drain problem.   Despite being in business for more than two ... Read more

5 months ago by Carrie Stambaugh.

Kroger celebrates Grand Reopening of Oxford store

The Oxford Kroger is officially reopened. During a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, the grocery store celebrated the completion of its 15-month renovation project that ... Read more

5 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Supervisors vote to assess more than $115K in fines to J&J Wholesalers’ owner

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to assess the owner of J&J Wholesalers over $115,000 in fines for violating of Lafayette County building codes ... Read more

5 months ago by Jake Thompson.

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