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Education

Lafayette High School is among 46 Mississippi high schools recognized with the national 2022 College Success Award

The Mississippi Department of Education today announced that 46 Mississippi high schools have received the prestigious 2022 College ...

Business

Mississippi’s first medical cannabis patient seminar exceeds expected attendance

Mississippi’s first medical cannabis patient seminar was an overwhelming success, as hundreds of patients, caregivers, practitioners, dispensaries, cultivators, ...

Lafayette County

Baptist North Mississippi’s pulmonary program certified by leading cardiovascular and pulmonary organization

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi’s pulmonary rehabilitation program was recently certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary ...

Crime

Water Valley woman arrested for alleged bank robbery

On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, the Oxford Police Department responded to a bank in the 1900 block of ...

Crime

Hinds County district attorney announces guilty plea from former DHS Director John Davis

JACKSON, Miss. – Hinds County District Attorney, Jody E. Owens, II, announced on Thursday, September 22, 2022 that John Davis, ...

Crime

Greenville man arrested for threatening a “killing spree”

OXFORD, Miss. — A Greenville man was held in jail without bond today following his arrest last Friday ...

Business

Biden-Harris administration now accepting applications for $1 billion rural high-speed internet program

WASHINGTON—U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is now accepting applications for ReConnect ...

Crime

Oxford Police Department announces Central Arkansas game day plans

To ensure that everyone has a fun and safe time celebrating, we will have an increased presence in ...

Crime

Lexington man charged with kidnapping after being arrested in Oxford

A Lexington, Mississippi man was charged with kidnapping and assault last week after he was arrested in Oxford ...

Events

Ole Miss Athletics to hold water drive for Jackson this week

To help address the water shortage in Jackson, Ole Miss Athletics will hold a water drive this week ...

Education

Lafayette working on the cutting edge of student media with Commodore Media Group

Lafayette High School’s Commodore Media Group is pushing the boundaries of student media. Already a staple at the ...

Education

OHS marching band member marches with Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps

Oxford High junior, Captain Alexander, performed with Southwind Drum & Bugle Corps this summer as part of the ...

Education

AP test scores highest in Oxford High School history

Oxford High School students increased scores on the national Advanced Placement (AP) exams in 2022 with 73% of ...

Education

Bramlett Kindergarten readiness among top in Mississippi

Bramlett Elementary kindergarten students scored among the top nine school districts on the STAR Early Literacy in the spring ...

Crime

UPDATE: Oxford police assist U.S. Marshals with kidnapping arrest at apartment complex

Oxford police aided the U.S. Marshals Service in executing an arrest warrant at the Molly Barr Ridge apartment ...

Elections

Poor People’s Campaign launches plan to reach out to 5 million poor people before midterms

The Poor People’s Campaign will reach out to 5 million poor and low-wage people and low-propensity voters before ...

Events

IRS announces tax relief for Mississippi water crisis victims

Washington DC – Victims of the water crisis beginning Aug. 30, 2022, now have until Feb. 15, 2023, to file various individual and business tax ...

Events

Without beds to call their own, 50 Oxford-area children surprised with gift of sleep

Fifty Oxford-area children who routinely sleep on the floor, with others, or in makeshift arrangements now have beds ...

Business

Mechanics Bank acquired by BankFirst Financial Services

COLUMBUS, Miss. — BankFirst Capital Corporation, parent of BankFirst Financial Services, today announced the signing of a definitive ...

Education

Oxford High students awarded with academic honors from College Board National Recognition Program

Ten Oxford High students have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Program. These programs grant qualified ...

Education

Open enrollment for Mississippi’s Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program begins today

JACKSON, Miss. – Enrollment is now open from today, September 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023, for families who ...

Events

Gallery: Yoknapatawpha Arts Council hosts second line to honor Ronzo

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