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Tight beef cattle supplies push prices to 10-year high

By Susan Collins-Smith MSU Extension Service    Beef cattle prices are the best they have been in nearly ...

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Former high school financial secretary guilty of embezzlement

State Auditor Shad White announced Monday that Dana Walker, former H.W. Byers High School Financial Secretary, pleaded guilty ...

Arts

Two Oxford residents awarded prestigious regional fellowship

South Arts announced the inaugural class of State Fellows for Literary Arts alongside the 2024 State Fellows for ...

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UMMC seeks African American participants in world’s largest autism research study

By Annie Oeth UMMC communications Researchers in SPARK can’t advance the understanding of autism if a broad cohort ...

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Williams casts historic line as first African-American inducted into Bass Fishing Hall of Fame

Charity Muehlenweg Major League Fishing   It’s early summer of 1953, and Saturday mornings can’t come fast enough ...

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Juveniles charged in bomb threats

On May 1, the Lafayette County Criminal Investigations Unit was notified regarding a bomb threat that was called ...

Lifestyle

This year’s Double Decker broke attendance records

People came from across the country – representing 35 states and totaling 50,300 attendees for Saturday alone – ...

Lifestyle

Seafood Queen: Sola chef first woman to win state seafood competition

Chef Erika Lipe, owner of Sola Oxford, was named the winner of the Mississippi Seafood Cookoff in Gulfport ...

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Norris, Bolen named as top Lafayette students

Lafayette High School officials have announced the names of the valedictorian and the salutatorian for the class of ...

Lifestyle

Workshop will highlight MDA free resources

Event also features networking opportunities From YAC The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is driving up from Jackson for ...

Lifestyle

Nominations extended for ‘Citizen of the Year’ award

Hurry – you only have until Wednesday, May 8, to let county officials know who you think was ...

Lifestyle

House speaker: Voters may soon be able to vote on Medicaid expansion

JACKSON – Speaker Jason White has issued the following statement concerning Medicaid expansion: “Today, the Mississippi House of ...

Arts

Another successful Double Decker in the books

Mayor says best ever; OPD reports moderate arrests The 27th annual Double Decker Arts Festival has won many ...

Health

Hemp bill loophole puts THC on shelves

Low-level marijuana sold in county stores A loophole in a 2018 bill has allowed actual marijuana to be sold ...

Lifestyle

Lady Landowners to host seminar, luncheon

Local ladies are invited to attend the free Lady Landowners seminar and luncheon next week. The event will ...

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Season finale concert celebrates 25 years for Oxford Civic Chorus

They range in age from teens to 80-something. Most are Oxonians, some are transplants, and others commute from ...

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‘Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi’ to host regional meeting

CREATE Foundation’s Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi will host its annual state-of-the-region meeting Wednesday, May 8, ...

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Mississippi observes Confederate Memorial Day as official state holiday

Mississippi is one of four states still observing Confederate Memorial Day as an official state holiday. It is celebrated ...

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Teachers’ workshop to focus on environment education

ABCs of Environmental Education offered June 4-7 A teachers’ workshop in Lafayette County this summer will help teachers ...

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Fruge is semifinalist for Presidential Scholar

The Mississippi Department of Education announced last week that Oxford High School senior Charles Fruge is one of ...

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Oxford Town tunes up

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram is scheduled to take the main stage at the Double Decker Arts Festival Saturday at ...

Lifestyle

Why the turtle crosses the road

Turtles start to cross roadways this time of year for nesting By Hunter Cloud The (Brookhaven) Daily Leader ...

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