News

Officer charged in killing is fired, judge leaves the case

The city of Oxford has fired Matthew Kinne, the police officer charged in the killing of a woman with whom he was romantically involved. In a related development, a judge who presided over the officer’s first court appearance has stepped away from the case after the victim’s mother said the judge was disrespectful. An Oxford Police Department spokesman confirmed Thursday to the Oxford...

Sports

Ole Miss softball looking for series win in Tucson Super Regional

After claiming the 2019 NCAA Oxford Regional, the Ole Miss softball team heads to Tucson, Arizona, for their second Super Regional appearance in program history.   The Rebels will face the 45-12 Arizona Wildcats in a best-of-three series starting Friday afternoon. The Wildcats entered the tournament as a No. 6 seed and went 3-0 in their regional with wins over Harvard...

Arts & Culture

Talking tunes with Andrew Newman

Newman spoke about his album, his musical process and his life outside of songwriting the week before his EP, “Noom,” comes out. Ole Miss junior Andrew Newman plays music under the name Lo Noom. Photo by Katherine Butler. LN: What’s your vision for the album “Noom”? What’s the concept that you’re kind of going for? AN: The concept of it is songs I wrote...

Opinion

Farewell column: Managing Editor Devna Bose

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Well, it’s been fun. As a feature writer, I’m cringing — that’s certainly not my best lede, but it’s a truthful one. Photo by Christian Johnson My tenure at The Daily Mississippian has been a lot of things. It’s been rewarding, challenging, confusing, painful and meaningful, but I can’t lie — most of all, it’s been fun. I have had fun these past four years painting...

2/23/19: Weekend Protests

Rebel players kneel, overshadow neo-Confederate march on campus

Devontae Shuler knelt for 63 seconds on Saturday. The basketball team’s historic on-court protest was brief, yet it overshadowed a day’s worth of neo-Confederate demonstrations happening at the same time in the heart of campus. The sophomore Rebel took to his knee as the opening notes of “The Star Spangled Banner” played in The Pavillion. Twenty seconds later, five of his teammates had joined...

Special Report on Racism: Beyond

Still ‘bitter and bloody’: How George Hall’s namesake continues to silence voters

Sandwiched between paragraphs outlining James Zachariah George’s biography, the George Hall contextualization plaque says, “George was most responsible for crafting the ‘Mississippi Plan,’ a program of voter intimidation, violent repression and riot aimed at returning his state to white Democratic rule.” The plaque goes on to say this repression was “bitter and bloody,” and that the...