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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

19 hours ago by Staff Report.

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

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Man arrested for stealing car while owner was inside store

A Hernando man was arrested for stealing a car over the weekend – while the car’s owner was inside a convenience store. On April 11 ... Read more

2 days ago by Anna Guizerix.

Oxford man arrested after soliciting minor in CPS custody

An Oxford man was arrested after he got caught requesting sexual favors from a child in custody of Child Protective Services. The minor, who was ... Read more

2 days ago by Anna Guizerix.

Two arrested for prostitution of minor after shooting at Oxford Super 8

A recent call reporting shots fired near the Super 8 Hotel in Oxford led to two individuals being arrested for prostitution of a minor. On ... Read more

2 days ago by Anna Guizerix.

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

2 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Former Ole Miss and NFL great Patrick Willis to give 2020 UM Commencement Address

Former Ole Miss and NFL great Patrick Willis will give the University of Mississippi’s 2020 Commencement speech next month. The school announced on Monday that ... Read more

2 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

3 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

3 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Named Second-Strongest Town in America

Oxford lost its bid this week to be named the Strongest Town in America. The City of Lockport, Illinois instead took the title in the ... Read more

5 days ago by Carrie Stambaugh.

Oxford Board of Aldermen vote to end free curbside parking around downtown Square

The free parking spaces that were reserved for curbside pick-up around the Oxford Square are ending this week. During their regular meeting on Tuesday, the ... Read more

5 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

6 days ago by Anna Guizerix.

Rap group connected to 2020 Panola murders detained in Batesville

Officers from both the Panola County Sheriff’s Office and the Batesville Police Department assisted multiple state agencies in a roadblock to stop several vehicles being ... Read more

6 days ago by Jeremy Weldon.

Ole Miss student charged in fraternity hazing that injured pledge

By Jeff Amy | Associated Press A University of Mississippi student faces aggravated assault charges after police said he sprayed cleaner into the mouth of ... Read more

7 days ago by Staff Report.

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

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Alderman Rick Addy wins Ward I Democratic primary, will run unopposed in general election

The past three months have seen Rick Addy go from announcing his intentions to not seek another term as the Ward I Alderman, to entering ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford woman arrested after newborn tests positive for amphetamines

An Oxford woman was arrested after an infant in her care tested positive for drugs. On March 8th, 2021, an Oxford Police Department investigator was ... Read more

1 week ago by Anna Guizerix.

Taylor, Hyneman win Democratic primaries in Aldermen races

Two of the three Democratic primaries in Oxford’s 2021 municipal elections were decided on Tuesday, while Ward I will have to wait a little longer ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

“Greetings from Oxford” mural to be completed this month

Oxford’s second mural will be completed later this month, featuring iconic scenes from Oxford as well as references to cultural and historical imagery. The artwork, ... Read more

1 week 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

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford advances to Strongest Town finals

​Oxford has advanced to the championship round in the competition to be named America’s Strongest Town. The city easily picked off Bentonville, Ark. in the ... Read more

1 week ago by Carrie Stambaugh.

Primaries for Oxford’s 2021 Municipal elections to be held Tuesday

Oxford’s 2021 Municipal elections begin on Tuesday with three Democratic primaries, including one that will decide an Alderman race ahead of this summer’s general election. ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

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