Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Oxford Schools Give Back Full Week for Thanksgiving Break

Students who attend Oxford schools will get the entire week of Thanksgiving off after the board members approved changes to the district's calendar Monday night.

New COVID-19 Cases Continue to Decrease for LOU Community

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Oxford continues to slowly decline.

Community Garden at CB Webb Created to Reduce Food Instability

Oxford Resilience Gardens, volunteers have been planting a small neighborhood garden at CB Webb using raised beds that will give residents access to fresh vegetables in a few weeks.

University/Hwy 7 Intersection Awarded $4M for Upgrades

The busy intersection of Highway 7 and University Avenue may soon be made safer thanks to the work of local and state officials pushing for the much-needed funding.

Prank or Something Dangerous? OPD Investigates Car Window Markings

The Oxford Police Department is investigating calls about suspicious markings found on car windows.

Seven Arrested After Wanted Fugitive Found at Oxford Home

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, along with agents with the Metro Narcotics Unit, arrested seven people recently after a wanted fugitive was found inside a home off Highway 6 West.

Supervisors OK Applying for Grant to Renovate Old Abbeville School

“This has been an ongoing project that the community needs, especially for workforce development,” Roberts said. “The financial scope of it thought is so large, and to be a good steward of taxpayer's funds we need to seek out federal and grant funds to accomplish this goal.”

Water Valley Teen Charged with Oklahoma Murder

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department has arrested a 19-year-old man from Water Valley who was wanted in connection with an Oklahoma shooting.

Attorney Asks Court for Psych Eval for Kinne in Capital Murder Case

The attorney representing accused killer Matthew Kinne is asking the Lafayette County Circuit Court to grant a psychiatric examination and a hearing to determine if the former police officer is competent to stand trial.

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.

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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.

Seven Arrested After Wanted Fugitive Found at Oxford Home

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, along with agents with the Metro Narcotics Unit, arrested seven people recently after a wanted fugitive was found inside a home off Highway 6 West.

Oxford Man Charged With Murdering his Wife

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