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Thousands celebrate, remember Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy 50 years after assassination

MEMPHIS — The eyes of the world were on the balcony in front of Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel on Wednesday just as they were 50 years ago when the shot that ended the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life rang out across America. Thousands from all across the United States and world gathered at and around the motel, which is now home to the National Civil Rights Museum, where King was assassinated...

News

Gov. Bryant linked Ole Miss with scrutinized British data firm

Lord Michael Ashcroft, Gov. Phil Bryant, Andy Wigmore and Arron Banks (from left) pose on the field of Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium before the Arkansas game on Oct. 28, 2017. Gov. Phil Bryant used his friendships with Brexit leaders to help a data firm – whose business practices are being investigated in the United Kingdom – do business with the University of Mississippi. Bryant’s office referred...

Sports

Rebel softball heads to Lone Star state to face UTEP

Ole Miss softball (23-18) will travel to El Paso, Texas, this weekend to take on the University of Texas at El Paso (18-26) on Friday and Saturday. Coming off a 7-0 shutout against the University of Louisiana at Monroe on Wednesday night, the Rebels are looking to bring this momentum into the weekend. Ole Miss outhit ULM 11-1; the one hit by ULM marked a season low in hits allowed for the Rebels. Ole...

Lifestyles

Ole Miss Theatre to perform Shakespeare’s classic ‘Macbeth’

The Ole Miss Theatre will present its take on “Macbeth,” William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy that has been performed countless times around the globe for the past four centuries, at 7:30 p.m. on April 20 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center. The classic play tells the tragic story of Macbeth and those who surround him on his quest to become king. After three witches tell Macbeth that the throne...

Opinion

Opinion: Bridge closures demonstrate Mississippi’s failing infrastructure

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Bridge stability is an important component of everyday safety routines among drivers and commuters, but survival in hopes of getting to and from work or school without falling through a bridge is now an apparent concern in Mississippi. Currently, the daily agenda for most citizens in Mississippi is presumably unsafe, and taxpayer dollars have not been utilized properly to fulfill safe infrastructure...