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November 30, 2012

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.
 
For many students, college is an important first step in growing up, experiencing freedom, and learning how to manage one’s time. For LaVoy, however, that transition was made much harder when she was diagnosed with a severe case of ulcerative colitis during the fall of her junior year.
 

November 7, 2012

US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January.

US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January.

“It’s an exciting night for all our supporters, and it appears I’ll be going back to Washington,” Nunnelee said last night after the election.

November 5, 2012

The large population of deer have caused several car accidents, roamed through yards, trampling and eating crops, which has prompted Oxford locals to take matters into their own hands.

The large population of deer have caused several car accidents, roamed through yards, trampling and eating crops, which has prompted Oxford locals to take matters into their own hands.

“Homeowners and landowners put their name on a list, and the selected hunters contact each homeowner or landowner to request permission to hunt on their property,” said Lann Wilf, Mississippi’s North Region biologist.

“That’s really the only viable method in Oxford or any city scenario that you can (use to) control a deer herd.”

October 26, 2012

Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee defended attacks on Congress and continued his campaign to repeal “Obamacare” Thursday in a debate with the Democratic challenger Brad Morris at The University of Mississippi’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics.

Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee defended attacks on Congress and continued his campaign to repeal “Obamacare” Thursday in a debate with the Democratic challenger Brad Morris at The University of Mississippi’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics.
The candidates were questioned by a panel of local journalists including Emily
Le Coz of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Jon Scott of the Oxford Eagle,
Sandra Knispel of Mississippi Public Broadcasting and Jennifer Nassar of The Daily Mississippian.

August 30, 2012

Before Isaac set his course to drench North Mississippi, there was supposed to be a protest of the University’s new smoking ban in the Grove today. Smokers and nonsmokers alike have RSVPed to the facebook event, which states in the description that “[t]his isn’t about smokers versus non smokers. It’s about freedom and personal responsibility.”

November 16, 2011

Was Tollison's switch good for voters? Not at all, according to Adam Blackwell. 

 

Only within 48 hours of election day, Oxford and North Mississippi voters received a surprise announcement from Senator Gray Tollison. 

June 29, 2011

 

In the upcoming academic year students at the University of Mississippi may find themselves with an opportunity to travel to a country that previously was not available. 

Three representatives from Addis Ababa University from Ethiopia are on campus this week talking to deans of the different departments on campus, while also exploring different areas of North Mississippi and Memphis. 

April 5, 2011

Oxford and North Mississippi will be abuzz over the next six weeks as a large brood of cicadas emerge from the ground, where they have spent the past 13 years.

Oxford and North Mississippi will be abuzz over the next six weeks as a large brood of cicadas emerge from the ground, where they have spent the past 13 years.

Of course, the sound of the cicada’s mating call is nothing new to Mississippians’ ears. This particular group of cicadas, known as Brood XIX, is particularly large and will arrive around the area in numbers that could total in the millions.

January 28, 2011

Once again, the state of Mississippi ranks as the fattest state in America– for the seventh year running.

Once again, the state of Mississippi ranks as the fattest state in America– for the seventh year running.

The Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA) released its third annual Public Heath Report Card. The report ranks Mississippi comparatively to the rest of the nation in various health issues.

The state ranked No. 1 in five categories, including adult obesity, adults reporting no physical activity in the past month and heart disease.

August 26, 2010

While pending home sales dipped nationally in June, the high decline did not reach Oxford.

 

While pending home sales dipped nationally in June, the high decline did not reach Oxford.