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Chronic absenteeism still high in local schools but improving since Covid

While under the state average for chronic absenteeism, both Oxford and Lafayette County schools are working toward lowering ...

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Oxford leaders approve bids to begin moving utilities for Hwy. 7 project

On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen took a few steps toward making the four-laning of Highway 7 ...

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Library requests $500K+ for 2025 budget; Named fifth busiest in state

The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library is the fifth busiest individual library branch in Mississippi, according to ...

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Local leaders weigh in on attempted assassination

Two days after the attempted assassination of former Pres. Donald Trump, that left a retired firefighter dead and ...

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Oxford, Lafayette school district mourn loss of student, staff member

The Oxford and Lafayette County school districts are each mourning the loss of one of their own. On ...

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7Brew coffee coming to Oxford; Velvet Ditch opening roastery

Coffee enthusiasts will soon have two new places to enjoy a cup of java. On Monday, the Oxford ...

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Aldermen approve new overlay district aimed at creating more affordable housing

The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved implementing a new overlay district that city officials hope will encourage more ...

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Fourth of July events include parade, fireworks

It’s time to pick out those red, white and blue outfits, clean the grill and get ready to ...

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Temporary plans for Velvet Ditch Seafood at old Abner’s approved by preservation commission

Monday night’s meeting of the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission was a bit of a roller coaster ride ...

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Oxford schools post shorter school supply lists

The Oxford School District recently announced that the district will be providing many of the required school supplies ...

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The ‘Many Lives of Andrew Young’ exhibit opens at UM Library

By Ian Sparks Eagle intern   The J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi opened its new ...

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United Way approves $200K in grants

The United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County Board of Directors has approved the organization’s fiscal year 2024-25 grant awards, ...

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No school supply lists needed for K-6 Lafayette County students

Thanks to efficient financial planning by the Lafayette County School District, parents with students in grades K-6 will ...

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Baptist trust funds bounce back for city, county

The trust funds from the sale of the former Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi hospital on South Lamar in ...

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Nut-Thing but love at Juneteenth

By Ian Sparks  Eagle intern   The Oxford Juneteenth festival was held in the parking lot of Central ...

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West Jackson Avenue paving project

The city of Oxford will be improving and upgrading numerous roads this summer, starting with the paving of ...

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Local bakeries celebrate National Donut Day

By Ian Sparks  Eagle intern This Friday, treat yourself to something sweet on National Donut Day. Bakeries and ...

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Man accused of killing Jay Lee in 2022 asks court to change location of his October trial

The man accused of killing Jimmy “Jay” Lee in 2022 is asking the court to move his trial ...

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July 4th Family Parade returning this year

The American Legion, in collaboration with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, has announced the revival of the July 4th ...

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Summer Sunset Series kicks off Sunday

The annual Summer Sunset Series returns this month to the Grove stage on the campus of the University ...

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Rogers becomes first female K9 officer at OPD

Oxford Police Department Officer MacKenzie Rogers has made history by becoming the first female K-9 officer in the ...

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Oxford firefighter graduates academy

Firefighter Jamie Lucan Shaw Jr. of the Oxford Fire Department recently graduated Class 209 from the National Fire ...

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