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Oxford’s law allowing the sale of alcohol on certain Sundays has gotten mixed reviews from local restaurants. Alcoholic beverages are only allowed to be sold at restaurants on Sundays during Ole Miss football game weekends and holidays that fall on Sunday. While operators prefer to offer their patrons...

A recent report from a parent seeing a Lafayette County School District school bus driver using her cell phone while driving students has sparked questions from local parents and the community. According to an Oxford Eagle article, Diana Wells, a parent of a Lafayette Elementary School kindergartener, claimed to see a bus driver talking on her cell phone while children...

It is estimated that 36,000 people commit suicide every year in the U.S., according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s website. The University of Mississippi, in conjunction with the ASFP, is attempting to reduce that number. On Oct. 14, the Ole Miss Department of Psychology will host its third annual Out of the Darkness walk. Students, faculty and...

Last month, Andy Paul, a religious studies major and recent Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College graduate, was named a Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council. Paul composed his winning work, a collection of short stories, as his senior thesis for the honors college. He became the fourth Portz Scholar produced by the honors college since 2002. Each...

Students, along with the rest of the university and Oxford community, who have been dealing with one-lane traffic on College Hill Road for the past few weeks can rest assured the project is nearing its end. The construction, which is part of Oxford’s Pathways Projects, will result in new bike paths on College Hill Road and is predicted to be finished by next week, according...

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 at the same level of law students. “For many people, it’s...

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,...