On Friday, July 16, members of the Oxford community lined North Lamar Boulevard and the Square to celebrate Sam Kendricks and Shelby McEwen’s upcoming Olympic appearances. In addition to the two athletes, the parade features the Oxford High School and Lafayette County High School cheerleaders, dance teams, bands, and JROTC. The parade proceeded up North Lamar and circled the Square twice before concluding back down North Lamar. Both athletes paused periodically to take photos and sign autographs for supporters.
The 2020 Tokyo Games will be the second Olympic pole vault appearance for Kendricks, who secured bronze in the 2016 games. McEwen will be making his Olympic debut in the men’s high jump.
Oxford’s Director of Emergency Management says the fourth wave of the coronavirus has hit Oxford. Coronavirus cases are rising throughout the county.
Run by the same owners behind the Sipp on South Lamar, YUGO features dishes and drinks inspired by cuisines across Asia, including Chinese, Japanese and Thai-inspired dishes.