Sunday, October 25, 2020

Headlines

Oxford Man Charged With Molesting Child

An Oxford man has been charged with allegedly molesting a child.

Lafayette Firefighters Can Now Use Narcan to Help Overdose Patients

To respond to the emerging opioid epidemic, more than 30 firefighters with the Lafayette County Fire Department have been training for the past two weeks to be able to administer Narcan to people who overdosed on drugs.

Outdoor Entertainment Part of Phase 1 of The Commons

The ground will be broke next month on a new mix-use retail and entertainment area in Oxford Commons that will feature an outdoor entertainment venue, shops and restaurants, as well as residential options.

OUT Bus Ridership Improves Slightly After Dismal Numbers Caused Routes to Close

Oxford-University Transit bus ridership improved slightly in September thanks to football and the return of the University of Mississippi students.

Fourth Home Invasion Suspect Apprehended; Others Identified

The fourth suspect in a recent home invasion robbery has been apprehended and taken into custody and the Oxford Police Department released the names and mugshots of all four suspects Thursday morning.

Keeping Businesses Strong: The Oxford Relief Fund

Business owners know best how COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the smaller retail stores, restaurants and lawn/home maintenance companies.

Lafayette Supervisors Consider $13M Bond for County Projects

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors is considering issuing a bond for $13 million that would help pay for renovations to the sheriff’s department and extend West Oxford Loop.

EDF Launches New Remote Work Initiative Pilot Program

A new remote work initiative program will provide new job opportunities for people who need it most in Oxford and Lafayette County.

Family Denied Request to Build Two Homes on One Plot

A request from a local family wanting to build two homes on one lot was denied Monday by the Oxford Planning Commission.

Restaurants Reminded to Comply with Mandates or Lose Outdoor Dining

The Oxford Board of Aldermen held a special meeting Monday to decide on guidelines on when to revoke the ability for restaurants to take part in outdoor dining if they've received citations for violating mandates in place for social distancing requirements.

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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.

13 Southern Sayings the Rest of America Won't Understand

Language discrepancies naturally arise in different geographic regions, like the raging pop vs. soda debate, but the South undoubtedly takes the cake. Conversations south of...

Kratom Ban Back on the Table in Oxford

By Alyssa Schnugg News Editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddyarchive.com Oxford leaders are once again considering a proposed ban on synthetic products claiming to contain Kratom, a tree from Southeast Asia,...