Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Local Law Enforcement Speak Out Against Initiative 65

Local law enforcement agencies met Tuesday during a press conference to explain why they support the less-broad Alternate 65a that could establish a medical marijuana program in Mississippi.

Request to Demolish 1890 Home Not Sitting Well with Historic Preservation Commissioners

The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission told the owners of an 1890s home that it's unlikely they'll allow the house to be demolished but tabled the vote and gave them a chance to return next month with updated plans.

Private Citizens, Businesses Pitch in For Outdoor Dining

Thanks to the generosity of local citizens and businesses, restaurants participating in outdoor dining won't have to pay their first month's rent of the parking spaces that are being utilized for outdoor dining seating.

Absentee Voting Began Monday in Mississippi; Learn if You Qualify

Monday was the first day for absentee voting in person in Mississippi.

Most New COVID-19 Cases Still Seen Among Student-Aged Residents

Reports of new COVID-19 cases in Oxford continue to slowly decline; however, the highest number of cases continue to come from those who are 18 to 24 years old.

Event Offers Support for Those Struggling with Fear, Anxiety Due to COVID-19

Oxford faith leaders have organized a one-day event, Help and Hope During COVID-19, that will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at the Old Armory Pavilion.

Law Enforcement Warns Public of Deadly Fentanyl Laced Drugs

Local, state and federal law enforcement officials and prosecutors from Mississippi are warning the public about a number of recent drug overdoses and deaths in north Mississippi that have been linked to several street drugs that contain the highly potent and deadly drug fentanyl.

Cannon Motors Hosts Annual Canine Competition

For the third year, Cannon Motors is hosting its Cannon Canine Competition; however, this year the requirements have changed.

Map Released for Downtown Outdoor Dining Areas

The city of Oxford released the map of where diners can find new outdoor dining options around the Square, possibly starting next week.

City Renews Contract with MS Critterz to Run Animal Shelter

The Oxford Board of Aldermen renewed its annual contract with Mississippi Critterz Tuesday to operate the animal shelter on McElroy Drive and to provide animal control services.

Lafayette Leaders Reject City’s Claim of Ownership of Confederate Statue

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors issued a letter to the Oxford Board of Aldermen recently, essentially telling the city to stay off their lawn.

MS State Auditor Calls for UM to Fire Assistant Professor

State Auditor Shad White has asked the University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce to dock the pay of an assistant professor and consider his termination for going on “strike” for two days as part of the national “#ScholarStrike” movement last week.

Outdoor Dining Around Square Could Start Next Week

There will soon be a slew of outdoor dining options around the downtown Square.

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Sports Analysts Vote Oxford No. 3 Favorite SEC Town, Starkville Last

Athlon Sports asked 12 SEC experts to rank their favorite SEC locations, and Oxford came in third behind Nashville, Tennessee and Athens, Georgia. The sports...

Oxford Teen Continues to Fight After Devastating Wreck

With the second round of auditions for American Idol coming up in two weeks, Oxford teen Erica McCoy was a step closer in having her dreams of becoming a professional singer become a reality.

Oxford Man Charged With Murdering his Wife

An Oxford man has been arrested for the murder of his wife.

MS State Auditor Calls for UM to Fire Assistant Professor

State Auditor Shad White has asked the University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce to dock the pay of an assistant professor and consider his termination for going on “strike” for two days as part of the national “#ScholarStrike” movement last week.