A new shooting range is to be built on Highway 7 near Abbeville. Joshua Gregory, owner of TCG Outdoors, has come up with a plan to build a safe shooting...

  6. New Airline Comes to Oxford Southern Airways Express announced at a press conference June 12 that air service would be available to and from...

From Sunday alcohol sales to parking on the Square, Oxford residents don’t always agree on everything, but there is one thing about Oxford and Lafayette...

OxFilm, a new organization under the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, has announced a new program established in an effort to enhance the film culture and industry in Oxford. OxFilm will soon begin a filmmakers equipment loan program. The organization plans to purchase film equipment and lend it to promote filmmaking in Lafayette County. Steve Boseman, a former Oxonian, is...

Bridge project may take three years to complete connecting Oxford and Taylor.     The Mississippi Department of Transportation recently announced plans to replace all of the wooden bridges on Highway 328 in Lafayette County. The estimated cost for the project is $9.1 million. Highway 328 leads into the Taylor community and serves as one of two connecting roads between...

The city of Oxford is working with Lafayette County officials and FNC, Inc. to build a new frontage road along Highway 7. Last week, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to seek a $2.3 million Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to pay for the construction of the north leg of a frontage road that would...

The Christian Science Monitor of Nov. 7 reported that youth voters once again influenced the outcome of the presidential election. Citing data from the National Exit Poll, The Monitor reported that millennials aged 18 to 29 made up 19 percent of the electorate in this election cycle, up one percentage point from 2008, which was already a record-breaking youth vote turnout. President...

  By Allison Brooks, Chandler LeDoyen and Jared Senseman After Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant sparked controversy by urging voters to show ID when they vote on Tuesday, Democrats in Lafayette County have been trying to get the word out that there is no law requiring an ID to vote in Mississippi. Mississippi's voter ID law is still pending approval from the...

By Clancy Smith and Mary Adele Smith The number of voters in the Lafayette County area is expected to be larger than usual, according to Election Commissioner Mary K. Hemphill. “This election is going to be so different from most elections that we have; the presidential election always is because more people come out than they would for a regular county or municipal...

Election Day has arrived, and while the polls are open for voting, the work for the employees at the County Circuit Clerk’s Office is far from over. Lafayette County Circuit Clerk Baretta Mosley believes that voter turnout for this year’s election will be high. “Usually our absentee ballots are an indicator for the number of voters and our absentee numbers...