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Lafayette County man arrested for fraud

A Lafayette County man was arrested for fraud last week. Robert Bryan Mackey, 44, was arrested on May 20. Mackey was involved in a home ... Read more

21 hours ago by Ana Martinez.

Rep. Trent Kelly announces Service Academy appointments of local seniors

U.S. Representative Trent Kelly announced the appointment of eight North Mississippi seniors to national service academies, including three from Lafayette and Oxford High School. Mason ... Read more

21 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

GOING HOME: Injured Deputy US Marshal honored with ‘Hero’s Parade’

Deputy US Marshal Bob Dickerson was doing his job when he was hit during a shootout on South Lamar Boulevard; seven days later, he left ... Read more

4 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford businesses to receive assistance from State Legislature

Local small businesses will soon be able to get some assistance from the state. Last week, Mississippi lawmakers passed a bill to distribute $300 million ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford School District announces changes to summer lunch program

Local school districts will be discontinuing their meals-to-go program for the current school year this week, but plans for the summer are already in place. ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County holding steady at 109 COVID-19 cases

Lafayette County saw a small surge in COVID-19 cases last week, but the start of this week has been a different story. For the second ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

North Mississippi Regional Center to roll off active case list

Lafayette County’s long-term care facilities could soon be rid of COVID-19. During Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Lafayette County emergency management director Steve Quarles provided ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County reports six new COVID-19 cases since Monday

Lafayette County reached the century mark in reported COVID-19 cases on Monday, and has since gradually increased that number throughout the week. The Mississippi State ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford School District to release 2020-21 academic plan next month

With high schools shifting to virtual graduation and putting a bow on the current school year, administrators must now look toward August. The COVID-19 pandemic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Courtland man arrested for domestic violence

A Courtland man is facing a domestic violence charge. Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Tommy Robertson, 34, on May 13 for one ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Batesville man arrested for stolen firearm

A Batesville man is facing charges in relation to a stolen firearm. Investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Brandon Chase Raymond, 19, for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County surpasses 100 COVID-19 cases

Nearly two months after reporting its first COVID-19 case, Lafayette County has surpassed the century mark. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported three new ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Free COVID-19 drive-thru testing to be offered at Oxford Chamber of Commerce

Oxford is getting its second COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in less than a month. Oxford Health Care Associates is hosting the free testing at the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Family Crisis Services Reports increase in Domestic Violence calls since COVID-19 pandemic began

For most people, stay-at-home orders provide a sense of security amidst the coronavirus pandemic; however, that’s not the case for victims of domestic violence. Since ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Lafayette County sees slow rise in COVID-19 cases, now with 96

Lafayette County has seen a slow rise in new COVID-19 cases since the weekend. The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported seven new cases ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Ecru man arrested for commercial burglary

An Ecru man is behind bars after being charged with two counts of commercial burglary. Jeremy Bramlett, 38, was arrested on May 5 by Investigators ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Fatal wreck at Tallahatchie River Bridge under investigation

A wreck at Tallahatchie River Bridge resulting in the death of two people is under investigation, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol. On May 2 at ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Water Valley woman arrested on commercial burglary charges

A Water Valley woman is facing multiple counts of commercial burglary. On May 1, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Stacey Crouch, 37, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County School District finalizes new grading and promotion procedures

The Lafayette County School District has finalized its new grading and promotion procedures to coincide with distance learning, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each student ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Abbeville man arrested for commercial burglary

An Abbeville man was arrested Wednesday after the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department received a report of commercial burglary. Clarence Sanders, 54, was charged with two ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Lafayette County EMA director provides update on long-term care facility outbreaks

During a Lafayette County Board of Supervisors meeting earlier this week, it was announced that an additional long-term care facility had reported a positive COVID-19 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Supervisors take steps toward reopening Lafayette County

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors took the first steps to reopen the county on Monday. During a recessed meeting, the supervisors voted to follow ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

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