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Planning Commission approves Isom Place to become event venue

Isom Place, one of Oxford’s oldest homes, will soon be able to host weddings and other events. During Monday’s meeting, the Oxford Planning Commission approved ... Read more

20 hours ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford’s Election Commission certifies Ward II candidate Afton Thomas, all candidates for municipal elections

Oxford’s Municipal elections for this summer are finalized after the election commission certified all candidates for upcoming general election. Those certified included Afton Thomas, a ... Read more

2 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Police: 10 overdose deaths have occurred in last six months

The Oxford Police Department reported on Thursday that 10 people have died from drug overdoses in the LOU Community in the last six months. Since ... Read more

2 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Jackson man arrested for attempting to sell stolen ATV

A Jackson man is facing a felony charge after selling a stolen all-terrain vehicle. On April 13, investigators with the Oxford Police Department received information ... Read more

2 days ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford’s State Veterans Home hosts Operation Family Reunion event

After 13 months without family or friends walking through the front door, Oxford’s State Veterans Home welcomed them back with open arms this week. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Jake Thompson.

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

4 days 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

5 days 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

5 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

1 week 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

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

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

1 week 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

PROFILE: Calculating Success: Shell Brothers solve fishing woes

When Dan Shell IV and his brother William went into isolation and quarantine at their home in Oxford, they needed an outlet and that outlet ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Animal Shelter transitioning to ‘Animal Resource Center’

More changes are coming to the Oxford animal shelter in the form of revamped terminology and refocusing their mission.  During a special meeting on Wednesday, the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

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