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Apartment residents worry after utility cutoff, bankruptcy rumors

Residents of Taylor Bend apartment complex say they want answers from the owners after water and Internet services were disconnected throughout the complex Tuesday and ... Read more

3 days ago by Maya Martin.

LCFD chief: More staff needed to serve county

Editor’s note: This was updated with corrected information regarding the total budget and employee status. Lafayette County Fire Department Chief Wes Anderson says the LCFD ... Read more

4 days ago by Maya Martin.

Barragan bringing “joy” to Oxford with latest business venture

Joysticks Restaurant Arcade ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday signified the official opening of Antonio “Tony” Barragan’s latest venture. Born and raised in Chicago, Barragan came to ... Read more

4 days ago by Maya Martin.

Labor shortage strings up catfish supplies

The South’s Best Catfish Joint is feeling the pinch of limited catfish supplies and rising prices, driven primarily by labor shortages. Lynn Hewlett, owner of ... Read more

5 days ago by Maya Martin.

We’re seeking the LOU’s top 20 Under 40

Oxford Magazine and The Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to recognize exceptional young leaders in the LOU community. “We’re so excited to be ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Future Ole Miss student crowned Miss Mississippi Teen Volunteer

An incoming University of Mississippi freshman is the state’s first Miss Mississippi Teen Volunteer. Mary Kate Nelson, granddaughter of Kay Nelson of Oxford, was crowned ... Read more

1 week ago by Maya Martin.

Grant helps CASA expand volunteer base

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lafayette County (CASA) will now be able to bring on more volunteer advocates to help and serve the best interests ... Read more

1 week ago by Maya Martin.

Faulkner conference returns, focuses on ‘Mississippi Confluence’

The University of Mississippi is preparing for the return of the annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha conference with the theme, “Faulkner, Welty, Wright: A Mississippi Confluence.” ... Read more

1 week ago by Maya Martin.

Oxford Utilities set to install 24/7 payment kiosk

Customers of Oxford Utilities may soon have a 24-hour kiosk available for paying bills. “We’ve planned for the kiosk over the last two budget cycles ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

Commissioner to hold Punkin Water hearing today

Punkin Water Association customers with ongoing concerns about water quality will have the chance to share those at today’s public hearing. Northern District Public Service ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

Gentry tapped for state board of nursing

This is a submitted article. Gov. Tate Reeves has appointed Northwest Mississippi Community College Director of Nursing Instruction Lacey Gentry to serve the state as ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Baptist receives Hero award for pandemic efforts

Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi received the QUEST Hero Award for exemplary efforts and quickly evolving care and operation in the face of adversity ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Tibbehah County comes to Oxford for Atkins’ book launch

After over a year of online and virtual events, Square Books will host a fully open book-signing for local author Ace Atkins, at 6 p.m. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Davis Coen.

Balach excited to be dancing ‘like the stars’

Nancy Maria Balach will be dancing like the stars in August, and the University of Mississippi professor and Chair of the Music Department is “over ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

Making safety fun: Fire Academy for Kids returns to Oxford

Fire Academy for Kids made a return to the Oxford Fire Department this week. The academy was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. The OFD’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

City’s trust fund sees strong growth

The Oxford Reserve and Trust Fund Committee announced the trust fund has increased to $39,630,997 as of March 31, 202. The announcement was made at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

City seeks applicants to fill commission vacancies

Mayor Robyn Tannehill announced vacancies in the Planning Commission, Courthouse Square Preservation Commission and Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday’s Board of Alderman meeting. A number ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

Magnolia Square Farmers’ Market to celebrate first responders

The Water Valley Magnolia Farmers’ Market will honor first responders at its market day on Saturday. The “Salute to First Responders” takes from place 8 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

Oxford Conference Center ends free vaccines Thursday

Mayor Robyn Tannehill announced at Tuesday’s Board of Alderman meeting that Thursday, July 8 will be the last day to receive a free vaccine from ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

Department of Transportation offers free rides to vaccination sites

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is giving free rides to assist residents to their local COVID-19 vaccination sites. This new statewide initiative places emphasis on ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Maya Martin.

Out in the Grove: Oxford’s LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride

Members of the Oxford and university community gathered in the heart of the University of Mississippi campus yesterday for Out in the Grove, a historic ... Read more

1 month ago by Neely Mullen.

UM receives $1M to study evidence-based policing, reform

OXFORD – Actor Morgan Freeman and criminal justice and legal studies professor Linda Keena have donated $1 million to establish the Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform at ... Read more

1 month ago by University of Mississippi.

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