For many students, the difference between going to college and working after high school can depend on the Federal Pell Grant Program. University of Mississippi freshman David Miller of Clinton is grateful for the program. He is the youngest of three in a family in which the mother is the sole financial provider. Miller said he knew that if he wanted an education, he was...

Richard Barnes, Leonard B. Melvin Distinguished Lecturer and professor at The University of Mississippi School of Law, was killed in a car accident Jan. 22 while traveling between Conway, Arkansas, and Little Rock. Preliminary reports issued by Arkansas State Police indicate that Barnes crossed the median of Interstate 40 and collided with an oncoming tractor trailer. Barnes...

After a 55-year wait, the University of Mississippi School of Medicine will now have an exclusive building for its growing classrooms on The University of Mississippi Medical Center campus in Jackson. Courtesy Ole Miss CommunicationsAn illustration of the new University of Mississippi Medical Center being built in Jackson Mississippi House lawmakers approved a bill on...

File Photo (Jared Burleson/The Daily Mississippian)Governor Phil Bryant Gov. Phil Bryant declared 2013 the year to hire veterans, and in conjunction, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security and Workforce Investment Network job centers are assisting an estimated 28,000 Mississippi veterans to return to civilian life and regular employment.   Mississippi Gov....

Holding Hands, a local thrift store in Oxford, aims to employ as many people with disabilities as possible.   Angelina Mazzanti | The Daily MississippianHolding Hands Resale Shop Located across the street from Walmart at 2618 West Oxford Loop, Holding Hands Resale Shop is much more than the average thrift store. Opened by Donna Howard Jan. 2, the store aims to employ...

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 40, and struck the oncoming vehicle. Barnes was pronounced...

Every year during the first week of spring semester, the Turner Center is packed with students. But by the third week of school, the gym is back to normal with just the regular visitors. we all make new year’s resolutions to workout more, eat healthier and cut out bad habits, but the routine never seems to stick. Here are some motivational tips to help you be consistent...

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...