Monday, March 8, 2021

Government

Lafayette Supervisors Approve Lynching Memorialization Marker

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved placing a marker that notes the seven known instances of lynching in the county on the...

Lynching Marker Back on Supervisors’ Agenda Tuesday

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors will be considering whether to approve a marker that notes the seven known instances of lynching in the county during its regular meeting Tuesday morning.

Local Leaders to Form Coalition to Gain Federal Funds for Hwy. 7

Local and state government officials are getting series about securing funding to improve Highway 7.

Oxford Leaders Pass COVID-19 Vaccine Policy for City Employees

The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday during a special meeting to make getting the COVID-19 vaccine non-mandatory for city employees; however, those who...

Planning Commission Gives Green Light for New OSD CTE Building

The site plan for the Oxford School District's future Career and Technical Education Building was given the green light by the Oxford Planning Commission Monday.

Several Sign Up to Run for Oxford Aldermen in First Week of Qualification Period

The qualification period for those wishing to run for a seat on the Oxford Board of Aldermen or as mayor opened on Monday. By Friday...

Local, State Officials Condemn Violence at Capitol, Ask for Prayers

Local and Mississippi elected officials reacted, like many Americans, to the violence at the Capitol in Washington D.C. Wednesday on Twitter and Facebook.

More Oxford Road Names to be Changed

More roads once located outside the city of Oxford limits are being renamed after being annexed into the city in 2018.

Lynching Marker Tabled After Supervisor Objects to One Name

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors tabled approving a marker to be placed on the grounds of the Lafayette County Courthouse that notes the seven known instances of lynching in the county after one supervisor said he wanted one of the names taken off of the marker.

MS Auditor Demands UM Professor Pay Back $2K for Missed Work

State Auditor Shad White issued a demand that Ole Miss assistant professor James “JT” Thomas pay almost $2,000 for not working two days as part of the national “#ScholarStrike” movement in September.
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