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UM Senior Wins Top College Journalism Honors

A University of Mississippi senior, who is spending his summer reporting for News 21 – an award-winning investigative reporting project from the Cronkite School...

Lafayette County to Become Wet for Beer, Wine in 2021

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com When the new year rolls around, Lafayette County residents can legally toast to 2021 with a cold beer. On June 24, Gov....

2021 OFF to Feature Hybrid Approach for Film Presentations

The Oxford Film Festival announced the dates for next year’s edition of the popular and critically-acclaimed film festival, which will take place March 24-28,...

Businesses Not Complying with Oxford’s COVID-19 Mandates Could be Temporarily Closed

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com Oxford businesses that do not enforce the city's requirements for face coverings, social distancing, and other COVID-19-related mandates could be facing...

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...

Oxford Schools Will Open in August to Students; Virtual Classes Optional

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com While plans can change at any time, Oxford school officials are reviewing plans that will see most students back in the...

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...

Lafayette County House Reps, Senator Cast “Aye” Vote for Flag Change

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com Lafayette County representatives were all among the “Aye” votes Sunday to remove the Confederate emblem from the Mississippi state flag. The House...

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...
Mississippi Flag

MS furls state flag with Confederate emblem after 126 years

By Adam Ganucheau, Kayleigh Skinner, Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender Mississippi Today Lawmakers voted on Sunday to remove the Mississippi state flag, the last in the...