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Brewer to head board for the Chamber of Commerce

Quentin Brewer will take over as chairman of the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber following executive director of Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Wayne Andrews’ four-year tenure in the ... Read more

6 hours ago by Maya Martin.

COVID numbers surge; CDC expected to backpedal on some guidelines

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the state, local health care leaders are warning that the latest variant could prove “a recipe for problem.” ... Read more

6 hours ago by Maya Martin.

Oxford woman arrested after hit and run incident

An Oxford woman is facing two felony charges after allegedly being involved in a hit and run incident. On July 25, officers with the Oxford ... Read more

6 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

PWA replacing meters, exploring options for water service

Board members of the Punkin Water Association are examining faulty meters, mapping pipes and exploring options for purchasing water from outside sources in response to ... Read more

9 hours ago by Maya Martin.

Oxford School District approves Return to School plan; masks optional for students, staff

With school beginning next week, the Oxford School District has adopted a Return to School plan on how to deal with COVID-19. The OSD’s Board ... Read more

11 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

Olive Branch woman arrested on shoplifting charge

An Olive Branch woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly shoplifting at stores on the Downtown Square. On July 24, the Oxford Police Department ... Read more

12 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

Two men arrested on aggravated assault charges

Two men are each facing a felony assault charge following a domestic disturbance and shots fired at an Oxford apartment complex. On July 26 at ... Read more

12 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

Former Oxford cop taking plea deal for murder of Dominique Clayton

The EAGLE has confirmed that former Oxford police officer Matthew Kinne will take a plea deal this week for the murder of Dominique Clayton. The ... Read more

1 day ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Community Market to celebrate National Farmers Market Week

Oxford Community Market is joining the Farmers Market Coalition and markets around the country to celebrate National Farmers Market Week on Aug. 3 from 3-6:30 ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Tucker represents Lafayette in state DYW contest

Oxford High School senior Ellie Tucker, daughter of Tom and Leigh Tucker, is competing in the Distinguished Young Women State Competition in Meridian. The event ... Read more

4 days ago by Maya Martin.

Baptist hospital implements new residency program

Oxford’s first medical residency program began this month with 12 doctors. Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi introduced the new three-year internal medicine residency program ... Read more

4 days ago by Maya Martin.

Downer celebrates 100 years of ‘so many blessings’

Cile Downer of Oxford turned 100 years old on Wednesday and celebrated this spectacular life achievement with family and life-long friends at McEwen’s Oxford. “I’m ... Read more

4 days ago by Maya Martin.

[UPDATE] Apartment residents worry after utility cutoff, bankruptcy rumors

Owners of the Taylor Bend apartment complex haven’t spoken publicly or answered residents’ questions about the fate of the complex after a week that saw ... Read more

6 days ago by Maya Martin.

Oxford Police Department warn of card skimmers at gas pumps

The Oxford Police Department put out a warning to the public on Wednesday regarding card skimmers after one was recently discovered in a gas pump. ... Read more

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested for allegedly touching a child for lustful purproses

On July 7, Child Protective Services reported to Oxford Police Department Investigators that CPS received a report of Clarence Wayne Shinault, 32 of Oxford, allegedly ... Read more

6 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Animal Resource Center reaching capacity for dogs

Oxford’s latest iteration of its animal shelter is still under renovation, but it is already experiencing vacancy issues. The Animal Resource Center is under construction ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested for malicious mischief

An Oxford man is facing a felony charge after allegedly damaging a vehicle with a pyrotechnic device, according to the Oxford Police Department. On July ... Read more

7 days ago by Jake Thompson.

LCFD chief: More staff needed to serve county

Editor’s note: This was updated with corrected information regarding the total budget and employee status. Lafayette County Fire Department Chief Wes Anderson says the LCFD ... Read more

1 week ago by Maya Martin.

Barragan bringing “joy” to Oxford with latest business venture

Joysticks Restaurant Arcade ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday signified the official opening of Antonio “Tony” Barragan’s latest venture. Born and raised in Chicago, Barragan came to ... Read more

1 week ago by Maya Martin.

Oxford School District students to receive free meals during 2021-22 school year

After allowing free meals for students last school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all students of the Oxford School District will receive free meals ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford man arrested for aggravated assault

An Oxford man is facing a felony charge following an incident that led to another person suffering injuries. On July 18, officers with the Oxford ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Labor shortage strings up catfish supplies

The South’s Best Catfish Joint is feeling the pinch of limited catfish supplies and rising prices, driven primarily by labor shortages. Lynn Hewlett, owner of ... Read more

1 week ago by Maya Martin.

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