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“Labor of Love” rally held by veterans and business owners in support of relocating the statue

Three Lafayette County veterans and a prominent local business owner voiced strong support for relocating the Confederate statue from the center of the city and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

City of Oxford set to approve 2021 budget

Drastic measures were taken by the City of Oxford in March to help prepare for the upcoming fiscal year and after months of budget meetings, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Arrest made in fatal College Hill shooting

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department made an arrest in connection to a fatal shooting that took place on Friday. Sherard Ward, 34 of Oxford, was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Sheriff’s Department investigating fatal shooting

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Friday. The sheriff’s department responded to a shots fired call in the College ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested on peeping tom charge

An Oxford man is facing a peeping tom charge. On Sept. 2, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Sherard Ward, 35, with one ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Abbeville man arrested on domestic violence charge

An Abbeville man is facing domestic violence charges. On Sept. 1, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Jarelle Jordan, 39, with one count ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested for commercial burglary

An Oxford man is facing burglary charges following an arrest earlier this week. On Sept. 2, investigators with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested Grayson ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

City discusses possible outdoor dining spaces around Square

For the next few months, the Oxford Square may offer outdoor dining. During their meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Aldermen voted to look into ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County reports new record high in COVID-19 cases

Mississippi may be seeing a slow decline in positive COVID-19 cases, but Lafayette County continues to report record numbers on a near-daily basis. On Thursday, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Flag Commission chooses a design for Mississippi state flag

The Mississippi State Flag Commission have made a decision on their choice for a new state flag. On Wednesday, the flag commission voted 8-1 in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

City of Oxford votes in vicious dog ordinance

Owners of dogs deemed vicious by a municipal court judge will now have to follow certain requirements if they wish to keep them moving forward. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Dr. Preston Lee named Mississippi Business Journal’s “Top Entrepreneurs 2020”

Dr. Preston Hugh Lee III, DDS, of Lee Family Dentistry has been named one of Mississippi Business Journal’s “Top Entrepreneurs 2020.” Lee is one of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

Coroner says body storage not a crisis in Lafayette County

Many morgues in the state of Mississippi are experiencing a storage crisis due to COVID-19 related deaths. However, Lafayette County is currently not. According to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

Non-profits see a decline in giving amid COVID-19 pandemic

Charities have experienced a decline in giving due to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on the economy. Local organizations such as United Way ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

City of Oxford and local artists present Shelter Show 2020

Local artists and the City of Oxford are coming together to bring some brightness to Oxford University Transit bus shelters throughout the city. On Tuesday, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Man arrested by Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department for the burglary of a vehicle

Terrell Clayton, 36-years-old, was arrested on Monday, Aug. 31 by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators arrested Clayton for the commercial burglary after it was ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

Oxford-Lafayette County has seen growth in economy

Oxford-Lafayette County can credit its growth to the work put in by the Economic Development Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce. The Oxford-Lafayette County Economic ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

Chancellor Glenn Boyce provides COVID-19 update

The University of Mississippi is a week and a half into its fall semester and on Tuesday, Chancellor Glenn Boyce provided an update on the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

The unlikely father/son relationship of Tim Turner and Cordarius Anthony

Family is not always made up of what one was born into but rather the people who one chooses to have in their lives. At ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

Oxford and Lafayette County School Districts provide COVID-19 update

Both the Oxford and Lafayette County School Districts have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in their first weeks of the 2020-21 school year. Oxford ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Gourmet and Gifts stays open throughout COVID-19

Local business, Oxford Gourmet and Gifts, has managed to stay in business despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Oxford Gourmet and Gifts is located on the Square ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

COVID-19 raises concerns for physical and mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about new health concerns and new ways of approaching everyday activity including how we look at physical and mental health. When ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ana Martinez.

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