Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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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...

McAlister’s New Oxford Location to Open Monday

On Monday, McAlister's will be moving to the west side of town with the opening of a new restaurant at 2623 W. Jackson Avenue.

OXCM Launches Winter Season at Year-Round Market

Oxford Community Market, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to locally grown and produced food, launched its 2021 Winter Market season this week.

Taylor Grocery to Provide 800 Free Meals Friday

Last month, Marcus Lemonis, known for his hit show “The Profit” on CNBC and the founder of The Simple Greek, contacted the owners of Taylor Grocery and ordered 3,000 meals.

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.

Lafayette School Board Revises Handbook

The Lafayette County School Board approved revisions to its handbook on Tuesday night concerning weighted grades for students in seventh through 12th grades. These...

Pandemic Helped to Lesson Some Forms of Crime, But Domestic Violence Went Up in 2020

Oxford Police Chief Jeff McCutchen presented the annual report for the Oxford Police Department to the Board of Aldermen Tuesday, showcasing highlights and data...

New Mississippi flag almost official: Lawmakers move for final ratification

  By GEOFF PENDERCourtesy of Mississippi Today The state Senate is expected on Wednesday to pass on to the governor final ratification of a new state flag...

People 75+ can register for a COVID-19 vaccine today, but there are only 3,500 available statewide.

The Mississippi State Department of Health opened up enrollment for the COVID-19 vaccine for people over 75 years old this morning.

Kratom Products Now Banned From Lafayette County

Businesses in Lafayette County selling synthetic opioids, like Kratom, will now have to remove those products from their shelves.

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