Lafayette County, MS


Oxford Affordable Housing Committee Becomes Official Commission

Just a few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the Oxford Board of Aldermen created the Affordable Housing Committee to help combat the area’s lack of workforce housing. The 13-member committee’s job was to brainstorm ideas on ways to increase affordable housing and present them to the Board of Aldermen.
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Brittany Woods residents seeking another access road following flood event

The residents of Brittany Woods Estates are asking City of Oxford leaders for help after their neighborhood was flooded from last week’s heavy rainfall. In a letter and a signed petition to Oxford Mayor Robyn Tannehill and the Board of Aldermen, residents asked for another point of access to their neighborhood after a number of them were “trapped” in their homes due to the only road out of their neighborhood being flooded.

Emergency drill causes scare in parts of Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. (WMC) - An emergency drill caused a scare Tuesday in parts of Mississippi. According to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, a text message was sent to Baptist Hospital employees about an active shooter at First Oxford Baptist Church. Hospital officials say the text was part of an internal...

Alderman Antonow Sits with the Board for Final Meeting

Janice Antonow first ran for the Ward 3 alderman seat in 1997. In the last 24 years, she has seen many changes in Oxford. She has served under four mayors and alongside dozens of aldermen. On Tuesday, she sat with her fellow aldermen for her last regular meeting. Antonow announced...
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South Panola School District Mourns Loss of Lead Teacher

Dr. Anteeatta “Tee” Swims worked for the South Panola School District for seven years as the Lead Teacher at Batesville Intermediate School before she was found dead Friday in her Lafayette County home. Her husband, David Lee Swims, 41, was arrested and charged with her murder. He is being held...
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2021 EAGLE All-Area Baseball Team: Moving out of “comfort zone,” Oxford’s Crumpton named Player of the Year

When Kelly Crumpton moved to Oxford he had never hit in the leadoff spot before, but that quickly changed for the former Jackson Prep standout. The addition of Crumpton, along with Ben Goubeaux, boosted the Chargers offense in 2021. Crumpton’s move to the leadoff spot was an adjustment, but he managed to quickly find success there to be the EAGLE’s Player of the Year.
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Woman charged when child tests positive for drugs

OXFORD • A Lafayette County woman was charged with felony child abuse after a child in her care tested positive for drugs. Child Protective Services reported to Oxford police on May 10 that a child tested positive for a controlled substance. It took authorities three weeks to find the suspect. Tabatha Perkins, 31 of Oxford, was arrested by Memphis Police Department on May 31.

Man Charged with Sexual Battery

A local man was arrested Friday and charged with sexual battery by the Oxford Police Department. According to a report, officers responded to a business in the 100 block of Courthouse Square sometime on Friday about a sexual battery incident. The suspect, later identified as Duanne Kelley, 42, of Philadelphia,...
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Oxford woman charged with child neglect

An Oxford woman is facing a felony child neglect charge. On May 10, Child Protective Services reported a child who tested positive for a controlled substance to the Oxford Police Department. On May 31, Tabatha Perkins, 31, was arrested by the Memphis Police Department and later transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center.
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MEMA releases preliminary damage report from flood event

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency released their preliminary report on Monday, assessing the damage done from last weeks flood event in Lafayette County and other surrounding counties. There were 121 homes damaged, 11 businesses and 136 public roads and buildings affected by the flood event, according to MEMA. In Lafayette...