State News: Former Sheriff of Tallahatchie County Sentenced to Prison for Accepting Bribes

The former Sheriff of Tallahatchie County was sentenced to six years in federal prison Thursday for agreeing to allow robbery of a drug dealer...

Former Long-Time Oxford Municipal Court Public Defender Dies at 72

Richard “Rick” Charles Davis, 72, died Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Oxford. The funeral service will be held Monday,...

Oxford Holy Week Events Lead up to Easter Sunday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B-uu-K5sNg By Camryn Sidley, Hope Mayo and Charissma Crump Journalism students Most people are aware that Easter Sunday services take place on this Sunday, however, some may...

Gov. Bryant Signs Bill for Stennis Flag Specialty License Plate

By Talbert Toole Lifestyles Editor talbert.toole@hottytoddy.com Mississippi residents have a new option when it comes to the visual representation of their license plates: The Stennis Flag. Gov. Phil...

UM Forum to Examine Religious Freedom Laws in State

A panel discussion examining religious freedom laws is scheduled for April 26 at the University of Mississippi. The inaugural “Policy Talks” begins at 5:30 p.m....

City, County Offices Closed on Good Friday; Trash Pickup Remains the Same

While Good Friday is not a federal holiday in the United States, nor an official state holiday in Mississippi, State Legislators have allowed local...

State News: Man Sentenced to Prison for Discharging Weapon at Eupora High School

A Eupora man has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for his illegal possession and discharge of a weapon on the...
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Oxford Craft Beer Stores Get Nod From Aldermen to Provide Samples

By Alyssa Schnugg News Editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com Craft beer stores in Oxford can now serve samples of their products to customers. On Tuesday, the Oxford Board of Aldermen voted...

Beloved Oxford Nurse Practitioner Dies at 45

Amy Elizabeth Dempsey Tidwell, 45, an acute care nurse practitioner at Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford for the last eight years, died Monday at...

Lafayette County Resident Reports IRS Scammer at Door

By Alyssa Schnugg News Editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com Fake IRS scammers have upped their game and are now showing up on front porches rather than just on the phone,...

Oxford High School’s MCJROTC Hosts 5k Run for Veterans

By Alec Keyzer-Andre Hottytoddy Intern agkeyzer@go.olemiss.edu LOU community members can join forces with Oxford High School's Marine Corps JROTC program for a 5k walk/run through the University...

Crime & Emergency Reports for April 15, 2019

The following reports were made April 15, 2019, by city, university and county law enforcement agencies, unless otherwise noted. Oxford Police Department issued 24 tickets,...

Yalobusha General Releases Statement on Alleged Abuse Claim at WV Daycare

By Alyssa Schnugg News Editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com Yalobusha General Hospital released a statement Monday on its Facebook page in regards to allegations of abuse by a daycare worker...

Supervisors Approve Home Barber Shop on County Road

By Alyssa Schnugg News Editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors approved a request Monday from a local barber to open an appointment-only home-based hair salon. While...

NTSB Investigators Still Looking for Cause of Deadly Plane Crash

By Alyssa Schnugg News Editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board and Union County Emergency Management were on scene this morning where a plane crashed...