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Batesville man arrested on child neglect charge

A Batesville man is facing a felony child neglect charge following a welfare concern call. On April 26, the Oxford Police Department responded to a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette High School announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian for Class of 2021

Lafayette County School District announced the two students atop Lafayette High School’s Class of 2021 last week. Leigh Kergosien was named Valedictorian, while Emalee West ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Newsmedia Office moves to West Oxford Loop

Oxford Newsmedia, LLC has found a new home in the Parkway Center on West Oxford Loop. Previously located on Skyline Drive off of Highway 30, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Eggs and Issues 2021: Rep. Brady Williamson defends tourism tax stance

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about topics discussed at the Eggs and Issues event, including tourism, infrastructure and economic ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Absentee voting for Oxford’s municipal elections now open

Oxford residents who will be unable to vote in-person for the June 8 general election can now cast their ballots. Absentee voting for this summer’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Need-To-Know: Ole Miss Commencement 2021 

The University of Mississippi’s 168th Commencement exercises are scheduled this weekend, when more than 5,000 prospective graduates and their friends and family will gather in Oxford to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Oxford man arrested for attempted break-in at Lafayette County Courthouse

An Oxford man was arrested this week for attempted commercial burglary. John Langan, 22, was taken into custody on April 29 after investigators with the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Oxford man arrested for credit card fraud

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man for making several online purchases using a debit card that did not belong to him. William “Billy” ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Lafayette Students win in 2021 Mississippi History Day State Contest

Winners of the 2021 Mississippi History Day State Contest were announced in a virtual awards ceremony on April 17. First, second and third place winners ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Oxford School District to hold public retirement reception for Brian Harvey

The Oxford School District will hold a public reception next month in honor of superintendent Brian Harvey’s retirement this summer. Last Fall, Harvey announced his ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Eggs and Issues Breakfast and Legislative Update happening Friday

The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Eggs and Issues Legislative Breakfast is scheduled for later this week with the six Mississippi legislators who represent ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Carrie Stambaugh.

Dr. Adam Pugh announces retirement as Lafayette County school superintendent

After nearly 20 years of service within the Lafayette County School District, Dr. Adam Pugh is calling it a career. Pugh announced last week that ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

City of Oxford Unveils Plans for New $1 Million Animal Resource Center

After months of restructuring following widespread criticism of Oxford’s animal shelter, Mayor Robyn Tannehill and consultant Dr. Sarah Pizano revealed plans for the new Animal ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Oxford Eagle Contributors.

President Barack Obama Virtually Visits Square Books for Independent Bookstore Day

A former President of the United States visited Square Books – virtually – this week.  Independent Bookstore Day, celebrated on April 24 this year, is ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

MDOT to make adjustments to Highway 6 – F.D. “Buddy” East Parkway intersection

In the wake of a fatal two-vehicle accident that occurred last month, the Highway 6 and F.D. “Buddy” East Parkway intersection will soon see some ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Bomb Scare at the Courthouse in Batesville

By Jeremy Weldon Law enforcement officials have cleared an area of 100 yards around the front of the Courthouse in Batesville and have shut down ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Oxford High School announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian for Class of 2021

Oxford High School is less than a month away from celebrating the Class of 2021 and on Wednesday, the Oxford School District announced the students ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

North Mississippi Gains A Factory, 1,200 Jobs

Milwaukee Tool, a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, hand tools, storage and accessories for the professional construction trades worldwide, announced plans to expand its ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Oxford Aldermen uphold Waffle House location decision by Planning Commission

The Oxford Board of Aldermen upheld the approvals made by the Oxford Planning Commission regarding a new location for the upcoming Waffle House, but said ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Pop Up Oxford Spring Edition begins this week

With sporting events filling up the calendar and the absence of the Double Decker Arts Festival for a second straight spring, Visit Oxford decided to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Horticulturist to host “traveling garden party” at the Armory Pavilion on Friday

Felder Rushing — horticulturist, garden columnist, acclaimed author and host of Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s Gestalt Gardener program — is climbing into his famous green truck ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

MSDH: 33 percent of Lafayette County residents fully vaccinated, second highest in state

Lafayette County is one of the top counties in Mississippi when it comes to its COVID-19 vaccination rate. According to the Mississippi State Department of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

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