Wednesday, October 28, 2020

News Briefs

UM Officials Confirm 58 Active COVID-19 Cases in Last Few Days

University officials confirmed a total of 58 active cases reported to University Health on Monday, based on tests conducted over the past several days...

Laura Will Bring Rain, Winds to Lafayette County Later This Week

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com Tropical Storm Laura is expected to strengthen and become a hurricane over the next 24 hours; however, the storm is not...

Lafayette County Teachers, School Staff Offered Free COVID-19 Testing

The Mississippi State Department of Health will be hosting drive-through COVID-19 testing sites for Mississippi teachers and staff at various county health departments over...

Harmontown Burglaries Lead to the Arrest of Four Men

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department arrested several people recently after an investigation into several thefts in the Harmontown community were reported. According to reports, on...

OPD Issues 13 Citations for Social Gathering Violations

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com The weekend before classes started back up at the University of Mississippi kept local police officers busy. According to Oxford Police Chief...

OPD Breaks Up Car Burglary Bunch, Finds Several Stolen Guns

The Oxford Police Department arrested several people and discovered multiple stolen firearms after patrol officers happened upon a vehicle burglary in progress Wednesday. According to...

Oxford Man Charged With Molesting Child, Sexual Battery

An Oxford man was arrested recently for several counts of sexual battery on a child. According to the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, on Aug. 19,...

Man Charged With Having Stolen Gun

A local man was arrested Wednesday for being in possession of a stolen gun. On Wednesday, deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department were advised...

Garden of Memories Gives Families Free Option for Cremated Loved Ones

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com Garden of Memories Oxford is giving families the opportunity to secure a free, final resting place for their cremated loved ones. A...

UM Installs Green Fencing to Shield Confederate Statue from Practice Field

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com A large, green-screened fence has been installed around the recently moved Confederate statue on the University of Mississippi campus to help...

Must Read

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,...

Oxford Man Charged with Cyberstalking

The Oxford Police Department arrested a local man for threatening to harm someone over social media messages.

Local Woman Charged With Felony Child Neglect

An Oxford woman was arrested recently for felony child neglect.

Carjacking Attempt Lands Canton Man in Jail

A Canton man was arrested Saturday after allegedly trying to steal a vehicle to get away from a crash scene.