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September 6, 2012

Another director has been hired to the administrative staff at Ole Miss, and he comes with the hope of helping students find job opportunities.

Another director has been hired to the administrative staff at Ole Miss, and he comes with the hope of helping students find job opportunities. Rick Duke started work as The University of Mississippi’s first-ever director of economic development and executive director of Insight Park.

August 30, 2012

 
UMAA executive director Keith Carter set a goal of $80 million for the Forward Together campaign by Sept. 1, and Ole Miss Athletics announced Thursday the campaign reached $75 million in total gifts. This puts the campaign halfway to the overall goal of $150 million. The new total includes an anonymous donation of $3.7 million, which is the largest gift in the history of the Ole Miss athletics department by a single individual or organization. Since the start of the campaign, 2,471 donors have contributed gifts that range from $10 to $3.7 million.

 

August 24, 2012

To some, the Delta is known for cotton fields and the origin of the blues, but for those involved in the Sunflower County Freedom Project (SCFP), the Delta is home to kids who need them.

To some, the Delta is known for cotton fields and the origin of the blues, but for those involved in the Sunflower County Freedom Project (SCFP), the Delta is home to kids who need them.
An after school program, the SCFP was founded in 1998 by three Teach for America instructors with the purpose of giving children from middle school to high school extra help in their studies and providing enrichment opportunities that many schools in the Delta cannot offer.

August 22, 2012

The beginning of September marks not only the start of Ole Miss football with the season opener against Central Arkansas, but it’s also the target date for $80 million in contributions for the $150 million Forward Together campaign. 

 
The beginning of September marks not only the start of Ole Miss football with the season opener against Central Arkansas, but it’s also the target date for $80 million in contributions for the $150 million Forward Together campaign. 
 

July 2, 2012

 

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The best way to determine a major college football champion seemed so obvious to so many for so long. Just have a playoff.

Now the people in charge of making that decision are on board, too.

Come 2014, the BCS is out. Playoffs are in.

 

May 30, 2012

Lafayette County Youth Court saw an increase in the number of crimes committed from 2010-11. The youth court staff and non-profit organizations like the Exchange club are looking to decrease the number of underage crimes in 2012.

 

Lafayette County Youth Court saw an increase in the number of crimes committed from 2010-11. The youth court staff and non-profit organizations like the Exchange club are looking to decrease the number of underage crimes in 2012.

Located in the Chancery building in downtown Oxford, the youth court is where adolescents are put on the stand to face the consequences of their crimes. Coming from all backgrounds and households, these adolescents are often victims of the environment around them, Youth Court Counselor Jennifer Bullard said.

February 20, 2012

Sen. Gary Tollison introduced a bill to the Mississippi Senate this past week that would allow students to attend charter schools — both traditional and virtual.

Sen. Gary Tollison introduced a bill to the Mississippi Senate this past week that would allow students to attend charter schools — both traditional and virtual.
Following the introduction of the bill, people voiced opposition, including many black Mississippians, according to Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
Mike Sayer, senior organizer and training coordinator for Southern Echo, said his group firmly opposes charter schools.

November 27, 2011

Though the University of Mississippi football team may have taken a step backward this season, fundraising has continued to push forward.
The Ole Miss athletics program announced a new fundraising campaign called Forward Together this past summer. They plan to raise money to build a new basketball arena and expand and renovate Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

November 15, 2011

Three Blind Wines is a wine tasting with a different spin: when the participants actually taste the wine, they won’t know which wine bottle they are drinking from.
At the event, groups will bring three bottles of wine, of which one bottle will be set aside as part of the grand prize.
The other two bottles will have their labels covered and used in the tasting.
The groups will then sample each other’s wine and vote on the best bottle.

October 4, 2011

Angel Ranch, a house that has been used as a shelter for kids since 2006, has shut down due to lack of funding.
“I am disappointed,” Angel Ranch executive director Sue Turner said. “I am very disappointed that the community at large did not provide support to sustain a shelter for foster children.”
The Angel Ranch, a public, non-profit charity, has struggled over the past year. In June 2011, the ranch stopped accepting abused children, and as of Aug. 13, the ranch was no longer listed as a non-profit organization.

September 26, 2011

Tonight the Oxford Art Crawl is bringing together art and culture, featuring unique works of art from St. Louis, Ocean Springs and University of Mississippi art students.
The art shows change every month. Wayne Andrews, the executive director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, said a record-setting gallery show is premiering at the Powerhouse at 6 p.m., an hour before the Art Crawl starts. The show, by Katherine Rhodes Fields, mixes parody and 1970s images from Playboy magazine with food and photography that can be scratched and sniffed.

September 25, 2011

Mississippi residents will have the chance to vote yes or no on Amendment 26, also known as the Personhood Amendment, in November.  
The amendment is a citizen’s campaign aimed at making personhood start at the beginning of conception in the Mississippi Constitution.

Mississippi residents will have the chance to vote yes or no on Amendment 26, also known as the Personhood Amendment, in November.  
The amendment is a citizen’s campaign aimed at making personhood start at the beginning of conception in the Mississippi Constitution.
Personhood Mississippi’s website states that if the majority of the people vote yes in November, abortion will be outlawed in the state.

August 22, 2011

Forward Together, a capital campaign fundraiser for Ole Miss Athletics, kicked off at a public announcement on Aug. 9 in the South Endzone Club at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. 

 

Forward Together, a capital campaign fundraiser for Ole Miss Athletics, kicked off at a public announcement on Aug. 9 in the South Endzone Club at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. 

June 22, 2011

 

What was supposed to be a seasonal event has become monthly due to popular demand.

The Oxford Art Crawl kicked off this past March and was set to return in August, but requests have brought it back sooner than expected.

Wayne Andrews, executive director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, said that the event got a lot of positive feedback and the sponsors and hosts received multiple requests to bring it back early.

April 26, 2011

Buzz Cason and Dickey Lee are not well known, but they have influenced many artists, including the Beatles, Pearl Jam, U2, George Strait, Kenny Rogers and Reba McEntire.

Buzz Cason and Dickey Lee are not well known, but they have influenced many artists, including the Beatles, Pearl Jam, U2, George Strait, Kenny Rogers and Reba McEntire.

Cason and Lee, who were inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame for the work they did with these artists, will perform Tuesday night at the Powerhouse to promote the National Songwriting Festival.

April 24, 2011

After the first successful Art Crawl, Oxford will play host to its second and final crawl of the season April 26. 

After the first successful Art Crawl, Oxford will play host to its second and final crawl of the season April 26.  

“Our first one was very successful, and we had some venues that had over 100 people visit, which is a nice number for an art venue,” said Wayne Andrews, executive director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council.  

For the second outing, more restaurants and sponsors have joined the crawl to offer sponsored tastings at each location, Andrews said.

April 4, 2011

On Feb. 24, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team’s game against the Lady Vols of Tennessee ended prematurely when rain leaked from the roof of the Tad Smith Coliseum onto the court. From that day on, one of the main topics of discussion regarding the men’s and women’s basketball programs has been about building a new arena for the teams.

On Feb. 24, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team’s game against the Lady Vols of Tennessee ended prematurely when rain leaked from the roof of the Tad Smith Coliseum onto the court. From that day on, one of the main topics of discussion regarding the men’s and women’s basketball programs has been about building a new arena for the teams.

But for those dreams to come true, several issues must be discussed including funding, location, size and amenities.

March 30, 2011

The Leapfrog program will host a 1950s prom-themed fundraiser Friday, April 1 at the Powerhouse.

The Leapfrog program will host a 1950s prom-themed fundraiser Friday, April 1 at the Powerhouse.

The idea behind its theme, “Leap Back in Time,” is to get everyone “rocking around the clock” in ‘50s garb for a good cause.

March 24, 2011

A non-profit business that offers customers new and gently used household goods at discounted prices may not seem like a ideal business endeavor, that is, until people experience the benefits that come with it. This one-of-a-kind business exists, and is known as a Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

A non-profit business that offers customers new and gently used household goods at discounted prices may not seem like a ideal business endeavor, that is, until people experience the benefits that come with it. This one-of-a-kind business exists, and is known as a Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

March 10, 2011

The University of Mississippi United Way campaign has been successful this school year, according to the campaign co-chair Lucile McCook.

The University of Mississippi United Way campaign has been successful this school year, according to the campaign co-chair Lucile McCook.

Through several different fundraising events and donations, the campus campaign was able to give $148,000 to United Way, a four percent increase from last year.

Kathy Sukanek, executive director for United Way, said the University’s donation came at a critical time this year.

February 6, 2011

For the past eight years, Oxford Film Festival has brought the magic of movies and independent cinema to the public.

For the past eight years, Oxford Film Festival has brought the magic of movies and independent cinema to the public.

For one weekend each year, Oxford plays host to filmmakers, press and movie fans from all over the country, who come to experience southern charm and a close-knit community of film industry professionals.

November 15, 2010

As the recession continues and the job market gets more competitive, the number of graduate school applicants across the country looks set to rise for the 2011-2012 school year.

 

As the recession continues and the job market gets more competitive, the number of graduate school applicants across the country looks set to rise for the 2011-2012 school year.

 

November 11, 2010

 

coming to Oxford.

From Nov. 9 to Nov. 26, the Powerhouse Community Arts Center will host the “Biggest Baddest Art Show.” 

October 31, 2010

WEST HELENA, Ark. -- Roy Williams attended West Helena public schools for seven years. He didn’t study. He didn’t read well. He didn’t care. In fifth grade, his teachers put him in special education.

 

WEST HELENA, Ark. -- Roy Williams attended West Helena public schools for seven years. He didn’t study. He didn’t read well. He didn’t care. In fifth grade, his teachers put him in special education.