Friday, September 25, 2020

News & Views

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.

Bonnie Brown: Q&A with Ole Miss Retiree Dr. Donald Cole

*Editor’s Note: The latest interview in the Ole Miss Retirees features is Dr. Donald Cole. The organization’s mission is to enable all of the...

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.

MS State Auditor Calls for UM to Fire Assistant Professor

State Auditor Shad White has asked the University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce to dock the pay of an assistant professor and consider his termination for going on “strike” for two days as part of the national “#ScholarStrike” movement last week.

University Launches Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Program

The University of Mississippi has launched a program to offer free COVID-19 tests to asymptomatic members of the university community.

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.

Halloween A Go; Aldermen Relax Some COVID-19 Restrictions

On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen recommended safety guidelines for people hanging out candy and for the little ones on the receiving end of the sweet treats.

Development Continues in Oxford’s Planned Neighborhoods

The Oxford Planning Commission approved the site plans for several on-going developments Monday, including a new commercial building in Oxford Commons.

Seven OHS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the names of semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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.