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Education

Oxford-Lafayette Public Library to participate in FRL’s Summer Reading Program

First Regional Library’s annual Summer Reading Program starts Wednesday, June 1. This year’s theme is “Reading is for ...

Business

Starkville man pleads guilty to a COVID-Relief fraud scheme involving $6M

A Starkville man pleaded guilty today to one count of wire fraud in connection with a scheme to ...

News

Mississippi revises eviction law that judge called ‘absurd’

Mississippi has revised its landlord-tenant law to give renters time to gather their belongings from a home before ...

Columns

Leaked high court decision puts state center stage in debate 

As predicted months ago, Mississippi is now the epicenter of America’s divisive, bitter abortion rights debate. The Supreme ...

Education

OHS French students recognized nationally

OXFORD, MISS — Oxford High School French students participated in the 2022 National French Contest, also known as ...

Events

Chamber of Commerce: Oxford is community first and innovative

After three years, the Oxford-Lafayette Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon returned Wednesday with high spirits and ...

Crime

Fatal crash on Highway 7 kills pedestrian, leaves driver and passenger uninjured

On Tuesday at approximately 8:25 p.m., the Mississippi Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Highway 7 ...

Lafayette County

Baptist North Mississippi earns “A” rating for care from national safety organization

The Leapfrog Group awards Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi an “A” Safety Grade for its achievements in protecting patients ...

News

Medical Cannabis Act leads to proposed changes to city land development code

With the due date to opt out of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act program passed, the Oxford Planning ...

Business

EDF works with CoBuilders to launch 21-company cohort in Mississippi

Startup companies from around the state convened in Jackson May 3 to swear in the inaugural cohort of ...

Education

Oxford High celebrates 30-plus club

OXFORD, MISS. — Oxford High School celebrates 97 students who achieved a score of 30 or higher- a ...

Education

UM Institute of Child Nutrition joins with FARE to address food allergies

The Institute of Child Nutrition at the University of Mississippi has partnered with the nonprofit Food Allergy Research and Education, known ...

Lafayette County

Outdoor Stewardship Trust Fund could benefit John W. Kyle, Wall Doxey state parks

During the annual Eggs & Issues Legislative Breakfast, lawmakers introduced Mississippi House Bill 606 a.k.a. the Outdoor Stewardship ...

Education

‘Dream as big as you want’: UM confers degrees to more than 5,000 at 169th commencement

Under powder blue skies on a beautiful, crisp morning, Bradford Cobb, celebrated music executive and Ole Miss alumnus, ...

Business

Court ruling on Buff City Soap, Magnolia Soap case washes away part of corporate fight

A U.S. District Court in Tennessee has dismissed several claims against a Mississippi soap company in a dispute over corporate trade secrets. The Memphis-based company Buff City Soap, founded ...

Education

Granddaughter of James Meredith, Jasmine Meredith, discovers empowerment in pursuing education

Following in a family member’s footsteps took on heightened meaning for Jasmine Meredith when she decided to pursue ...

Education

NWMCC grants 11 Oxford High Scholastic Institute students Associate Degrees

Northwest Mississippi Community College granted Associate Degrees to eleven Oxford High Scholastic Institute students. The seniors completed the ...

News

“Horrifying and Upsetting”: Roe v. Wade draft opinion leak stuns defenders

OXFORD, Miss. — A small group of women sat on the Confederate monument at the Lafayette County Courthouse ...

Business

Eggs and Issues 2022: Elected officials update community on education, HWY 7 and transportation

Local and state officials gathered at the Inn at Ole Miss to discuss key bills and legislations that ...

Business

Lafayette County not opting out of medical marijuana facilities

As the deadline to opt out of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act has passed, Lafayette County is included ...

Lafayette County

“In the city’s best interest”: City advertises bids for Punkin Water transfer construction

The city of Oxford is ready to begin its first phase of the Punkin Water transfer. On Tuesday, ...

Education

UM graduate student earns summer internship at Library of Congress

A University of Mississippi doctoral student has been awarded a prestigious internship this summer as a junior fellow ...

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