Monday, November 30, 2020

Oxford Stories

Expanded COVID-19 Testing Available Before Thanksgiving

The University of Mississippi has increased the number of days available to get an asymptomatic COVID-19 test ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

Canopy of Lights on Oxford Square to be Turned on a Week Early

Mayor Robyn Tannehill announced Thursday that the Christmas lights on the square will be turned on next week.

Doors of Hope Kicks Off Wreaths of Hope 2020 Fundraiser

The Wreaths of Hope 2020 fundraiser will feature 50 decorated wreaths by local designers displayed in various retail locations around Oxford.

Dewey Knight Was Known for Putting Students First

Retired associate director of the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience Dewey Knight died early Wednesday morning.

Oxford Will Have a Very Different Christmas Parade

With some cities around the country canceling Christmas parades, the city of Oxford and the North Central Mississippi Realtors have devised a creative plan to have a parade this year, despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Here’s why Ole Miss graduates are choosing to make the ‘Velvet Ditch’ their permanent home

https://youtu.be/vC5nbZqyhI4 Oxford, Mississippi, home to many unique landmarks and people, finds itself stuck with the nickname “The...

Oxford Chamber of Commerce Hosts Blood Drive

https://youtu.be/-6ZovnVGAcM The Oxford Chamber of Commerce hosted a blood drive Wednesday to benefit local hospitals. Check out...

UM Panhellenic Council Hosting Virtual CARE Walk

The University of Mississippi Panhellenic Council's annual Cancer Awareness Research and Eradication Walk, which benefits Baptist Memorial...

Oxford Housing Authority Provides Free Wi-Fi for Residents

While the societal move from in-person to virtual has been smooth for some Oxford residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, for others, finding consistent access to reliable, high-speed internet has been a daily struggle.

Photo Gallery: City Honors Former Mayor George “Patt” Patterson With Portrait

On Friday morning, folks gathered around the steps of City Hall to witness the unveiling of the new portrait of former Oxford mayor George “Patt” Patterson.
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Chicory Market Continues to Provide Farm to Table Products in the Midst of a Pandemic

By Abby Bowen, Bradford Stewart, Brooke Tucker, Malcolm AgueborIMC studentshottytoddynews@gmail.com Chicory Market continues to grow it’s business and encourage...

New Restaurant La Cosinita Sabor Latino Brings Honduran Food to Oxford

The menu consists of food the sisters grew up making in Honduras. There are staple dishes that are served every day along with rotating platters that vary. One of the most popular things on the menu is the Honduran soup that is served every weekend.

COVID-19 Alters Homecoming Activities for Oxford High School

By Xander NorrisIMC studenthottytoddynews@gmail.com Oxford High School will play its homecoming football game Friday, Oct. 2, against Lewisburg High School....

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Dewey Knight Was Known for Putting Students First

Retired associate director of the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience Dewey Knight died early Wednesday morning.

New Restaurant La Cosinita Sabor Latino Brings Honduran Food to Oxford

The menu consists of food the sisters grew up making in Honduras. There are staple dishes that are served every day along with rotating platters that vary. One of the most popular things on the menu is the Honduran soup that is served every weekend.

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.

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.