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The transition of College to real life is bittersweet for some in the Oxford community. File Photo Oxford is home to about 20,000 people. Add the roughly 17,000 Ole Miss students, and you’ve got the Oxford-university community. “I hate that.” Angela Barrett has been living in Oxford for four years...

The city of Oxford is working with Lafayette County officials and FNC, Inc. to build a new frontage road along Highway 7. Last week, the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors agreed to seek a $2.3 million Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to pay for the construction of the north leg of a frontage road that would...

Junior right-hander Bobby Wahl will open the baseball season for Ole Miss Friday against a familiar foe in the No. 14 TCU Horned Frogs. Wahl was named a preseason All-America selection as he looks to lead the Rebels to the College World Series. File Photo (Cain Madden)Junior right hander Bobby Wahl For the second year in a row, junior right-hander Bobby Wahl will take...

 Moved by the scene of a deadly fire in Brazil last month, the city of Oxford has banned the use of pyrotechnics indoors in a Feb. 5 Board of Aldermen meeting. After the Jan. 27 fire that killed 233 people in the Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil, Oxford city officials felt it necessary to install policies designed to protect residents and visitors from unsafe pyrotechnic...

Sociology professor Willa Johnson was given a major fellow award by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial and Museum for research this year. She will be finished with her manuscript by the end of her sabbatical this year. Willa Johnson, biblical scholar and University of Mississippi professor of sociology, was recently awarded the $32,000 Cummings Foundation Fellowship award by...

Rebel Global Connections reaches out to underprivileged elementary students by joining national and international students together to teach a diverse world-view. Rebel Global Connections is a new group on campus that helps build connections between local students and international students. The goal of this group is for both international and U.S. students to come together...

After losing three of their past four games, Ole Miss men’s basketball looks to get back in the win column on the road at Texas A&M. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. and will be televised by CSS. Ole Miss (18-5, 7-3 SEC) will look to bounce back from their biggest loss of the season, a 19-point defeat at the hands of 20th-ranked Missouri, as they travel to College Station,...

A bill was passed in the Senate Thursday, which would provide $8 million for voluntary preschool programs throughout Mississippi if passed in the House. The state of Mississippi could receive $8 million in funding for pre-K programs from the State Department of Education with a bill that was passed Thursday in the Senate, but the bill has yet to be passed by the House. The...

The Oxford Board of Aldermen restored 30 spaces from city-regulated 2-hour parking limit to free status last week and is considering adding bus parking for venues. Anna Brigance | The Daily MississippianCars parked on the Square Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson and the Board of Aldermen decided to remove an ordinance passed in November that added 30 spaces to city-regulated,...

Judy Hart was 15 when she and John Forester, then 17, went on their first date. It was 1979 and they both felt that, after the date, they were never genuinely interested in anybody else. “She was different from all the other girls for her age; she was so much taller,” John said. “The first time I saw her she was probably on a pair of skates, and so she even looked...