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Oxford man arrested for Commercial Burglary

An Oxford man was arrested by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department on April 15, after allegedly breaking into a storage unit. Investigators with the Lafayette ... Read more

3 days ago by Anna Guizerix.

St. John’s Drawdown returns to benefit Lena Wiley

For many years, members of Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church have sponsored a Drawdown, a festive evening of eating, dancing, socializing and a chance ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Report.

Local teachers accused of sex crimes have trial dates continued, again

Two local teachers who are facing felony charges related to separate sex crimes involving students have once again had continuances allowed for their respective trials. ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Water Valley man charged with Grand Larceny

A Water Valley man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing a couple of items, including a truck. On April 7, investigators with the ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Como man arrested for Grand Larceny

A Como man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing equipment. On April 8, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Corey Parmenter, ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Child predator investigation leads to arrest of Olive Branch man

An Olive Branch man is behind bars following an undercover operation by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. On April 6, Investigators with the Lafayette County ... Read more

1 week ago by Anna Guizerix.

Lafayette County residents to be required to dial 10-digit phone numbers later this year

Residents of Lafayette County and North Mississippi will be required to dial the full 10-digit phone number for all local calls starting later this year. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Taylor Park scheduled to be completed this summer

Nearly two years after its approval, Taylor Park will soon become a reality. Located on the site of the former Weems Elementary School, a building ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County secures $2 million in state funds to complete West Oxford Loop Extension project

The West Oxford Loop Extension project, which will provide access from West Oxford to North Oxford, will be completed in two years thanks to the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

MSDH releases updated guidance for worship services ahead of Easter

The Mississippi State Department of Health this week issued updated guidance on safer faith-based gatherings and worship services, but many churches in Oxford have already ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

MSDH: 20 percent of Lafayette County residents are fully vaccinated

While daily COVID-19 case numbers are remaining low in Lafayette County, the number of residents receiving vaccination doses is steadily rising. According to the Mississippi ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Severe weather threat closes Lafayette schools, cancels vaccine appointments on Thursday

For a second-straight week, Lafayette County is in line to receive another round of severe weather. Strong to severe storms are possible through Thursday evening, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

The Pantry names L.A. Davis 2020 Volunteer of the Year

Last year was a trying time for The Pantry of Oxford and Lafayette County, but L.A. Davis was a constant presence who made sure residents ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Okolona man charged with sale of stolen firearm

An Okolona man was arrested by investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department on March 22. Isaiah Moore, 24 of Okolona, was involved in the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

700 coronavirus vaccines available at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has 700 doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine to distribute to its employees and the LOU Community. The vaccines will be ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

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.

ONE YEAR LATER: COVID-19 in Lafayette County

Everyday life was normal in Oxford on March 18, 2020, but that all changed the following day. Lafayette County reported its first case of the ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Animal Rescue Corps transports remaining animals from Oxford Animal Shelter

National nonprofit Animal Rescue Corps and the city of Oxford are collaborating together this week to safely and efficiently relocate 45 animals after the city’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Anna Guizerix.

Oxford High School juniors top Mississippi ACT composite scores

Juniors at Oxford High School and Lafayette High School paced Mississippi with some of the highest ACT scores, according to the Mississippi Department of Education. ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

Mississippi opening Coronavirus vaccine appointments to all approved residents

All Mississippi residents who are of age to receive the coronavirus vaccine will be able to sign up for a slot beginning tomorrow, March 16. ... Read more

1 month ago by Anna Guizerix.

Red and Blue Run will replace Double Decker Run for 2021

In-person events will return in 2021 to Oxford, although they may operate a little differently. While the beloved Double Decker Festival and its related Double ... Read more

1 month ago by Carrie Stambaugh.

Oxford Animal Shelter “Going to close down, at least temporarily”

Oxford will soon be without an animal shelter for the foreseeable future. During the monthly board meeting of Mississippi Critterz, City liaison and Alderman Janice ... Read more

1 month ago by Anna Guizerix.

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