Sunday, October 25, 2020


COVID-19 Cases Appear to be Declining

New cases of COVID-19 continued to pop up in the LOU community over the last week with some days seeing big spikes and other barely more than five new cases.

Gulf Coast Braces for Hurricane Delta Impact

Hurricane Delta, now a category 2 hurricane, is on track of making landfall on the southwestern Louisiana coast around sunset today.

OPD Charges Four People for Multiple Vehicle, Home Burglaries

The Oxford Police Department arrested four people recently following a string of vehicle and residential burglaries.

Popular Scams You Should Look Out For

Phishing scams continue to be a problem that often targets senior citizens and others who may not be as internet scam savvy.

Remnants of Delta Expected to Bring Heavy Rain, Gusty Winds

Lafayette County residents may want to secure their outdoor Halloween decorations and get out the goulashes as the remnants of Hurricane Delta is expected to bring about 3 inches of rain over the next couple of days.

Purple is Displayed in Support of Domestic Violence Victims in October

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi is asking people in the LOU community to show their support of prevention and awareness by wearing and displaying the color purple.

Oxford Leaders Vote No on Extended Sunday Alcohol Sales

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday not to extend alcohol sales on Sunday nights until 11 p.m.

Oxford Aldermen Reopen Avent Park Playground

When the Oxford Board of Aldermen reopened city playgrounds in August, they did not reopen the playground at Avent Park. However, there was nothing put in place to bar children from jumping on the equipment.

New Sheriff’s App Shows Jail Info, Community Alerts for Oxford

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department has a new cell phone app that allows users to look up who is in jail, search local sex offenders and submit crime tips anonymously.

Most OSD Parents Satisfied with Virtual Classes

A recent survey sent out to the parents of Oxford students attending school virtually showed most of those who completed the survey have been satisfied with the online instruction.

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Kratom Ban Back on the Table in Oxford

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