News Briefs

Sheriff’s Department Arrests 2 on Stolen Gun Charge

On Sunday, deputies with the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of County Road 405 for a report of shooting in the...

OPD, LCSD Present Fiscal Year 2021 Budgets With Little Change

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com The Oxford Police Department and Lafayette County Sheriff's Department have both presented their budgets for review before their respective governing boards...

Local Man Faces Commercial Burglary Charges

The Lafayette County Sheriff's Department charged a local man recently for being allegedly involved in several burglaries. Taylor Hopkins was arrested on a warrant for...

Boys & Girls Club Announces Celebrity Dancers for Annual Fundraiser

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi is once again asking local celebrities to put on their dancing shoes to raise funds for the...

Campus Ready: Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

Dear faculty, staff and students,    This message marks the release of the university’s “Campus Ready” plan that outlines how we will operate for the Fall...

Palmer Home for Children Celebrates 125 Years of Changing Lives

Palmer Home for Children, a faith-based organization that provides a family and community to children in need regardless of race, gender or background, is...

Oxford Forms 10-Member Commission on Police Transparency

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved a list of nine people Monday who will sit on the city's first Commission on...

Residents Need to Take COVID-19 Seriously Again, Say Oxford Leaders

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com Oxford residents need to continue to wear face masks and practice social distancing or risk city leaders making decisions to implement...

LCSD Superintendent Expects Traditional Start in Fall

By Anna Grace Usery Editor-in-Chief anna.grace.usery@hottytoddy.com Lafayette County School District Superintendent Adam Pugh said during a specially called board meeting June 25 that he expects county schools...

Northwest Distributes More Than $1.4 Million in CARES Funds

A total of 2,185 Northwest Mississippi Community College students have collectively received over $1.4 million in emergency grant funds after Congress passed the Coronavirus...