Thursday, September 24, 2020

News & Views


A Little Rain Can’t Dampen Excitement for Saturday’s Season Opener

The Ole Miss Rebels are set to face off against the Florida Gators this Saturday, but will slight...

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.

Hotty Toddy Exclusive: Students React to Starship Delivery Robots

Hotty Toddy contributor Jimmy Marshall asked Ole Miss students for their opinions on the cutest (and most futuristic) delivery method on campus.

Water Valley Welcomes Hendricks Venue and Steakhouse

Just 25 minutes South from The Square, the Hendricks Venue and Steakhouse, located on Main Street in Water Valley, is set to open in late September. The performance and event venue is already open for bookings of weddings, formal events, birthday celebrations and more.

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.

SMBHC Creates Resources for First-Generation Students

The SMBHC First-Generation Student Network hosted Makayla Haussler virtually on September 9th as the first speaker in its fall speaker series.

Mural Breathes New Life Into Oxford Canteen

Oxford Canteen, a local Oxford restaurant located on N. Lamar Blvd., recently commissioned Victoria Daily, a senior art major at the University of Mississippi, to create a mural for the side of their building.

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.

Operation Immunization Brings Flu Shots to Ole Miss Community

The University of Mississippi chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists is conducting its...

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.

UM Researchers Working on Nasal Spray to Block COVID-19

A team of researchers, including faculty from the University of Mississippi schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, are developing a treatment that could be effective at preventing COVID-19. The good news is that it's something that you can easily carry in your bag.

Must Read

One Dead in Domestic Shooting on College Hill Road

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call on College Hill Road Friday after receiving a report of shots being fired.

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.

Lafayette County Man Charged With Being a Peeping Tom

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department arrested a man Wednesday for being a “peeping Tom.”

Oxford Man Charged With Murdering his Wife

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