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Richard Barnes, a professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, was killed in a car accident at 9:38 a.m. on January 22 between Conway, Ark. and Little Rock. According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, the professor’s Subaru crossed the median, driving east on Interstate...

The City of Oxford will hold its general election on June 3 to select representatives for the Board of Aldermen and the mayor. Current Oxford Mayor Pat Patterson qualified for re-election in the first two days that residents could apply for the nomination. City Clerk Lisa Carwyle said that as of Jan. 22, incumbent Mayor Patterson is the only resident to qualify to seek...

File PhotoCars drive past buildings on The Square. It has been a big year for The University of Mississippi, not only with sports and academics, but also for the City of Oxford. Livability.com has honored Oxford by ranking it as the No. 2 college town in its third annual listing of top college towns, behind College Station, Texas, home to the main campus of Texas A&M...

File Photo (Tyler Jackson) | The Daily Mississippian The University of Mississippi plans to continue “pedestrianizing” the Oxford campus in the coming months as a way to deal with the parking problem on campus. Pedestrianizing refers to the process of establishing parking lots off campus while downsizing and slowing the growth of the existing lots within the confines...

Anna Brigance/The Daily Mississippian Auditions for “Fuddy Meers” by David Lindsay-Abaire will be in full swing with Theatre Oxford at the Powerhouse Community Arts Center on the corner of Jackson Avenue and South 14th Street. Greg Earnest, a math instructor at Northwest Mississippi Community College, is directing the production, which traces the chaotic journey of...

The work of two committees on campus has helped give The University of Mississippi a better image in the wake of the Nov. 6 election-night disturbance The Incident Review Committee was created in response to a letter written by faculty to Chancellor Dan Jones. The letter, which was signed by 110 faculty and staff members at the university, voiced concerns about how the...

Courtesy Ole Miss Communications Ole Miss alumnus Jermaine T. Jackson died Friday in Rockville, Md., in an incident currently being investigated by Maryland State Police. Police reports said that Jackson was pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt and reportedly shot himself as the state trooper stepped out of his car. The officer called out verbal commands to an unresponsive...

Courtesy AP Photo | Scott Andrews, Pool President Barack Obama was officially sworn into his second term Monday at the White House before a crowd of more than 800,000. Obama was sworn in by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., using both the Lincoln Bible and one that once belonged to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Standing aside, Obama observed the importance of the day. “I...

What’s obvious to everyone in Oxford is now clear to the rest of the state. The University of Mississippi is continuing to grow. The Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) released the 2012 preliminary fall enrollment figures for the state of Mississippi on Monday. The preliminary numbers, including enrollment statistics at The University of Mississippi in Oxford and...

When Hunter Hitt came home from school, he couldn’t help but cry as he told his mother what had happened to him. That day, 12-year-old Hunter had received a paddling at school for fighting with another student in his class. The fight was Hunter’s first disciplinary offense at Eupora High School, and James Courtney, a coach at the school, was the instructor who inflicted...