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Lafayette Leaders Extend State-of-Emergency

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com Lafayette County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to extend its state-of-the-emergency declaration for another 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Emergency...

Oxford, Lafayette School District Serve Almost 40K Meals

By Alyssa Schnugg New editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com In two weeks' time, the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts have served close to 40,000 meals to area children while...

Managing Mental Health During the Public Health Crisis

Following social distancing protocol is critical to slowing the spread of coronavirus, but being isolated from colleagues, friends and family, especially over long periods...

UM Recognized Nationally for Supporting Transfer Students

For a fifth straight year, the University of Mississippi has been recognized by Phi Theta Kappa honor society for creating ways to support community...

Scruggs couple establishes Ruby Simpson Shelton Scholarship

Jody and Pick Scruggs' gift to the University of Mississippi will help students seeking degrees from departments within the College of Liberal Arts. The 1966...

UM Donates Supplies to Lafayette County Emergency Management

With surgical gowns for medical personnel in short supply, volunteers at the University of Mississippi have donated more than 1,300 ponchos to Lafayette County...

Staying Positive During a Pandemic

With alarming statistics and bad news about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dominating network news, social media and even advertising, many people might struggle to...

Wonderbird Gin Now Producing Small-Batch Hand Sanitizer

By Anna Grace Usery Editor-in-Chief anna.grace.usery@hottytoddy.com When Chand Harlow touched base with his doctor and nurse friends in New York, he knew they were battling a shortage...

Lafayette Supervisors Pass Shelter-in-Place Resolution

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors passed a Shelter-in-Place resolution Friday morning recognizing the Executive Order signed by Gov. Tate Reeves...

Investigation Ongoing in Recent Death of Lafayette County Man

The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a local man found early this morning. The sheriff's department received a call at 7:30...