Thursday, October 1, 2020

Oxford Stories

Shopping In a Pandemic: Kroger “Can’t Keep Alfredo on the Shelf”

Across the country, grocery stores have seen big changes in people's shopping habits during the coronavirus pandemic. Frozen food has become more popular, people are making fewer trips, and online shopping has skyrocketed. Here in Oxford, Kroger has experienced many of these national trends.
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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.

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.

Map Released for Downtown Outdoor Dining Areas

The city of Oxford released the map of where diners can find new outdoor dining options around the Square, possibly starting next week.

Gyms In Oxford Are Trying To Safely Stay Open

Gyms in town have opened back up after months without business, but new rules and regulations have been implemented.

City Renews Contract with MS Critterz to Run Animal Shelter

The Oxford Board of Aldermen renewed its annual contract with Mississippi Critterz Tuesday to operate the animal shelter on McElroy Drive and to provide animal control services.

Lafayette Leaders Reject City’s Claim of Ownership of Confederate Statue

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors issued a letter to the Oxford Board of Aldermen recently, essentially telling the city to stay off their lawn.

We Won’t Die for Your Dollars: SASI Protests UM COVID-19 Response

Cries of “We have reached our boiling point. Student-workers run this joint,” and "Up with the workers. Down with the bosses," could be heard on the University of Mississippi campus Wednesday as members of SASI (Students Against Social Injustice) gathered in front of the Lyceum to protest the UM administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

OPD Responds to Drug Overdose Claims on Social Media

The Oxford Police Department has investigated 11 narcotic overdoses so far this year that resulted in the deaths of two people, one that occurred two weeks ago.

Outdoor Dining Around Square Could Start Next Week

There will soon be a slew of outdoor dining options around the downtown Square.

Oxford Bicycle Company Shifting Gears Amid Global Bike Shortage

Oxford Bicycle Company has been in business since 1990, but Smith says he has never been as busy as when the bicycle boom started several months ago.

Oxford Moms Give Care Packages to Students in Quarantine

By Victoria HoseyEditor-in-Chieftori.hosey@hottytoddy.com As COVID-19 continues to sweep through college campuses across the country, some families are being forced...

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Map Released for Downtown Outdoor Dining Areas

The city of Oxford released the map of where diners can find new outdoor dining options around the Square, possibly starting next week.

OPD Responds to Drug Overdose Claims on Social Media

The Oxford Police Department has investigated 11 narcotic overdoses so far this year that resulted in the deaths of two people, one that occurred two weeks ago.

Lafayette Leaders Reject City’s Claim of Ownership of Confederate Statue

The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors issued a letter to the Oxford Board of Aldermen recently, essentially telling the city to stay off their lawn.

Oxford Moms Give Care Packages to Students in Quarantine

By Victoria HoseyEditor-in-Chieftori.hosey@hottytoddy.com As COVID-19 continues to sweep through college campuses across the country, some families are being forced...