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  After snapping a four-game losing streak with an upset win over Missouri and a sweep of South Carolina last weekend, the Ole Miss volleyball team (10-10, 4-7 Southeastern Conference) will host one match this weekend against the Auburn Tigers (13-8, 4-7) on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.    The two teams...

A few weeks ago, I filled out my absentee ballot at the Madison County Courthouse. On the ballot was a race for Mississippi Supreme Court justice. In the weeks since then, I have noticed quite a bit of campaigning for that race. The more that I think about this race, the more it concerns me. For starters, the incumbent, Bill Waller Jr., is the chief justice of Mississippi....

This week vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan promotes his budget plan around the country. The Romney-Ryan budget promises to reduce the national debt while also both consolidating and lowering existing individual income tax rates from six brackets into 10 and 25 percent categories. The plan offsets these cuts by increasing the age at which Americans receive Social Security...

Oxford Assistant Police Chief Joey East confirmed that 35-year-old Collin Jones of Oxford has been arrested and charged with making a false bomb threat. On the morning of Sept. 18, Oxford police responded to a call about a bomb threat at Lexington Pointe involving the vehicle of an Ole Miss football player. A suspect was arrested within a few hours of the threat but not...

  The Ole Miss Rebels return to the friendly confines of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Saturday night after a two-game road trip. The Rebels (3-2, 0-1 SEC) will welcome Southeastern Conference newcomer Texas A&M (3-1, 1-1 SEC) to Oxford for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPNU.   The Rebels are coming off a hard-fought loss to No. 1 Alabama this past weekend, while the...

Professor and historian David Sansing hosted a discussion at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics Thursday morning to assess the progress made at The University of Mississippi since the enrollment of James Meredith. The panel was composed of Sansing; Donald Cole, assistant provost and assistant to the chancellor concerning minority affairs; Valeria Ross,...

The memory of Susan Barksdale Howorth, daughter of Sally McDonnell Barksdale and wife of Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth, will be preserved in a scholarship named in her honor that will benefit education in the fine arts at The University of Mississippi. Howorth, a graduate of the Ole Miss School of Law, died at the age of 44 in February. She was an avid supporter of...

Retired Bishop Duncan Gray Jr. of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi is donating a personal collection of documents chronicling the period of integration at The University of Mississippi to the J.D. Williams Library special collection of civil rights history. The Civil Rights collection housed within the J.D. Williams Library Archives and Special Collections contains...

  Third Downs   Texas A&M and Ole Miss are at opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to third-down conversion percentage on both sides of the ball.   Offensively, Ole Miss is first in the Southeastern Conference in converting first downs, with a conversion percentage of 51 percent. That number will be put to the test against the Aggie defense, which...

  1. Will one of the quarterbacks solidify himself as the starter for the rest of the season?   Bennett Hipp (@bennetthipp): I think if Bo Wallace starts and plays well, he can take a step toward solidifying himself. I’m not sure one game is enough to make it a done deal, as he’ll have to limit interceptions and turnovers going forward no matter what.   Matt...