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Tucker represents Lafayette in state DYW contest

Oxford High School senior Ellie Tucker, daughter of Tom and Leigh Tucker, is competing in the Distinguished Young Women State Competition in Meridian. The event ... Read more

3 days ago by Maya Martin.

Baptist hospital implements new residency program

Oxford’s first medical residency program began this month with 12 doctors. Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi introduced the new three-year internal medicine residency program ... Read more

3 days ago by Maya Martin.

Apartment residents worry after utility cutoff, bankruptcy rumors

Residents of Taylor Bend apartment complex say they want answers from the owners after water and Internet services were disconnected throughout the complex Tuesday and ... Read more

5 days ago by Maya Martin.

LCFD chief: More staff needed to serve county

Editor’s note: This was updated with corrected information regarding the total budget and employee status. Lafayette County Fire Department Chief Wes Anderson says the LCFD ... Read more

6 days ago by Maya Martin.

Barragan bringing “joy” to Oxford with latest business venture

Joysticks Restaurant Arcade ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday signified the official opening of Antonio “Tony” Barragan’s latest venture. Born and raised in Chicago, Barragan came to ... Read more

6 days ago by Maya Martin.

Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department make 19 arrests for various charges

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s department with the help of other local law enforcement, made 19 arrests last week for various charges. Over the course of ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

Labor shortage strings up catfish supplies

The South’s Best Catfish Joint is feeling the pinch of limited catfish supplies and rising prices, driven primarily by labor shortages. Lynn Hewlett, owner of ... Read more

7 days ago by Maya Martin.

We’re seeking the LOU’s top 20 Under 40

Oxford Magazine and The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to recognize exceptional young leaders in the LOU community. “We’re so excited to be ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Future Ole Miss student crowned Miss Mississippi Teen Volunteer

An incoming University of Mississippi freshman is the state’s first Miss Mississippi Teen Volunteer. Mary Kate Nelson, granddaughter of Kay Nelson of Oxford, was crowned ... Read more

1 week ago by Maya Martin.

Thaxton woman arrested for Commercial Burglary, Aggravated Assault

A Thaxton woman is facing multiple charges after allegedly stealing personal property and then fleeing the scene, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. On ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Blue Mountain man arrested for Grand Larceny

A Blue Mountain man is facing multiple counts of Grand Larceny after allegedly stealing jewelry from two residences, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford woman dies in two-vehicle wreck on Highway 6

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the information of the driver of the Toyota Tocoma, who was misidentified by MHP. A wreck ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Punkin Water Association ordered to find a solution by next month

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley held — what he hopes to be — the last hearing about the Punkin Water Association’s water issues ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

Lafayette County Crime Stoppers offering reward for information about auto burglaries

The Lafayette County Crime Stoppers is seeking help regarding a string of recent auto burglaries. A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Grant helps CASA expand volunteer base

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lafayette County (CASA) will now be able to bring on more volunteer advocates to help and serve the best interests ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

Faulkner conference returns, focuses on ‘Mississippi Confluence’

The University of Mississippi is preparing for the return of the annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference with the theme, “Faulkner, Welty, Wright: A Mississippi Confluence.” ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

Oxford Utilities set to install 24/7 payment kiosk

Customers of Oxford Utilities may soon have a 24-hour kiosk available for paying bills. “We’ve planned for the kiosk over the last two budget cycles ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

MDOT to temporarily close one entrance to County Road 401

Drivers will not be able to access the northern entrance to County Road 401 off Highway 7 South for an unknown amount of time starting ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Commissioner to hold Punkin Water hearing today

Punkin Water Association customers with ongoing concerns about water quality will have the chance to share those at today’s public hearing. Northern District Public Service ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

Gentry tapped for state board of nursing

This is a submitted article. Gov. Tate Reeves has appointed Northwest Mississippi Community College Director of Nursing Instruction Lacey Gentry to serve the state as ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Baptist receives Hero award for pandemic efforts

Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi received the QUEST Hero Award for exemplary efforts and quickly evolving care and operation in the face of adversity ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Tibbehah County comes to Oxford for Atkins’ book launch

After over a year of online and virtual events, Square Books will host a fully open book-signing for local author Ace Atkins, at 6 p.m. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Davis Coen.

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