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Gifting the Community: Shop Local Oxford

Shopping local for holiday gifts is even more critical this year as small businesses suffer in the wake of the COVID-19. Officials say a strong ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Carrie Staumbaugh.

Oxford school superintendent Brian Harvey announces retirement

After 26 years in education, Brian Harvey is calling it a career. The Oxford School District superintendent announced during Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting his ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

8-week-old infant dies at Mother Goose of Oxford

Tragedy struck a daycare center this week, leading the state health department to step in and temporarily shut down a portion of Mother Goose of ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Supervisors approve to amend Lafayette County building code fine structure

Fines issued by Lafayette County to residents found in violation of building codes are a rare occurrence, but the Board of Supervisors voted to make ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford’s tourism tax numbers down 44 percent in September

The City of Oxford is beginning to see the effects of a football season altered by COVID-19. The city’s tourism and stadium tax numbers for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County convenience stores cited for selling e-cigarettes, alcohol to minors

More than a dozen convenience stores in Lafayette County were selling beer, vape pens and e-cigarettes to minors, according to the Mississippi Attorney General’s office. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Six arrested in Oxford during human trafficking bust

Six men were arrested in Oxford last week as part of a human trafficking bust, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. On Nov. 10, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Supervisors approve new Dollar General in Denmark community

Lafayette County is getting yet another Dollar General. During their regular meeting on Monday, the Board of Supervisors approved a conditional use permit as well ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette and Oxford school districts report high number of COVID-19 cases

While it was known both Lafayette County and Oxford school districts opted to move their middle schools, and Lafayette High School, to virtual learning this ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Police arrest three for auto burglary; fourth suspect at-large

Three people are facing multiple charges, including auto burglary, while the Oxford Police Department is searching for a fourth suspect. On Nov. 10 at approximately ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Steven Wilbanks asks to represent himself in new murder trial

A former Ole Miss student is asking to represent himself without a jury trial for a new trial regarding the murder of his former classmate. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Doors of Hope kicks off Wreaths of Hope fundraiser

A 28-year-old single mother had the world at her fingertips. Four weeks later, she and her three children are sleeping on her friend’s couch. Unexpected ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Tailgate for Palmer re-imagined for fifth-annual event due to pandemic

Tailgating in person may not be allowed in 2020, but that is not deterring supporters of the Palmer Home for Children. The Tailgate for Palmer ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Gordon Outfitting Women for Business Success

Anne–Marie Gordon, who owns Cicada, a boutique women’s clothing store on The Square in Oxford, had a brain drain problem.   Despite being in business for more than two ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Carrie Staumbaugh.

Oxford Middle School going virtual the rest of November

The surge in COVID-19 cases in Lafayette County, specifically in Oxford, has caused the Oxford School District to shut down in-person learning at one of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

City of Oxford to turn on Canopy of Lights a week early

The City of Oxford is getting into the holiday spirit a little earlier in 2020. During a video posted on the city’s official Facebook page, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Kroger celebrates Grand Reopening of Oxford store

The Oxford Kroger is officially reopened. During a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, the grocery store celebrated the completion of its 15-month renovation project that ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Three arrested for enticing a child after undercover investigation by Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department

Three men have been arrested by the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department following an undercover operation targeting child predators. The investigation began on Nov. 2. Cory ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Supervisors vote to assess more than $115K in fines to J&J Wholesalers’ owner

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted to assess the owner of J&J Wholesalers over $115,000 in fines for violating of Lafayette County building codes ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested for being Peeping Tom

An Oxford man was arrested after allegedly filming his neighbor through a bedroom wall. On Nov. 6 at 9:22 p.m., officers with the Oxford Police ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Brandon man charged with felony DUI

A Brandon man was charged with DUI 3rd following a traffic stop last week. At approximately 9:27 p.m. on Nov. 5, an officer with the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church expansion request approved by Aldermen

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will begin expanding their footprint on the west side of the Downtown Square. During their Nov. 3 meeting, Oxford’s Board of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

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