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Since its establishment in 1997, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has had a reputation for producing some of best students The University of Mississippi has to offer. Dr. Debra Brown Young, associate dean of the honors college, said they wanted to create a program to challenge honors students...

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), an honors organization that recognizes high-achieving individuals, awards students around the nation with more than half a million dollars in scholarships annually. The top 20 percent of freshmen and sophomores at The University of Mississippi receive invitations, and they can choose to accept or decline. Members participate...

: Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin confirmed that a suspect was arrested for the bomb threat involving cars at Lexington Pointe Apartments yesterday morning. At approximately 7:47 a.m. Tuesday, the Oxford Police Department responded to a call of a bomb threat involving vehicles at Lexington Pointe apartments off Jackson Avenue, according to Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin....

Jay Levy accomplished something in his first year of teaching that many other teachers take years to achieve. Levy, a 9th- and 10th-grade English teacher at Pisgah High School in Brandon, led his students to a 98.1 percent passing rate on the English II state test, which was the highest in the state of Mississippi for the 2011-12 school year. He was also named Teacher...

On Sept. 11, in an attempt to save a prospective $1 million, Congress decided to close six courthouses across the South. One of the six is the federal courthouse in Meridian, which was built in 1933 during the Great Depression and has served as both a courthouse and a post office for the southern Mississippi town. The other five are Gadsen, Ala.; Pikeville, Ky.; Wilkesboro,...