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November 9, 2012

Recently re-elected Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, national lab leaders and representatives from four Mississippi research universities met Thursday on the campus of The University of Mississippi to host National Lab Day.

Recently re-elected Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee, national lab leaders and representatives from four Mississippi research universities met Thursday on the campus of The University of Mississippi to host National Lab Day.
Representatives from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory all attended the gathering.

July 11, 2012

Feel free to leave messages and condolences for friends and family of Brad Taggart.

University of Mississippi student David Bradley Taggart, 21, was confirmed dead by Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland yesterday evening, according to WAPT of Jackson.

 
Friends close to Taggart on campus said his death was the result of a gunshot wound.
 
Taggart was a junior business student this past fall. 
 
Dean of Students Sparky Reardon said he had not heard anything official as of this report but the loss is devastating if true. 
 

July 10, 2012

University of Mississippi student David Bradley Taggart, 21, was confirmed dead by Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland yesterday evening, according to WAPT of Jackson.

University of Mississippi student David Bradley Taggart, 21, was confirmed dead by Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland yesterday evening, according to WAPT of Jackson.
 
Friends close to Taggart on campus said his death was the result of a gunshot wound.
 
Taggart was a junior business student this past fall.
 
Dean of Students Sparky Reardon said he had not heard anything official as of this report but the loss is devastating if true.
 

November 30, 2011

Lucus Jackson wears no jersey where he works on the sidelines, getting Gatorade for the players and arriving at football games five hours early to make sure the cups, towels and bandages are ready.
Even though he isn’t a player on the field, Jackson, a student athletic trainer with the football team, participates on the larger playing field of life, making service his emphasis.
With so much emphasis on the losing football season and coaching and other leadership changes, Jackson’s role out of the spotlight and on the sidelines shines brightly.

June 7, 2011

 

The streets and sidewalks are cracked and overgrown with weeds, the buildings that once stood tall are drooping and falling apart and the overall atmosphere is dreary. No, I am not writing the next cliché Armageddon screenplay that Hollywood will produce — I am describing nearly every modern-day large city. However, Armageddon has arrived in these cities’ cases, and it is quickly becoming more evident than ever. 

March 3, 2011

Two state-run schools look ahead to prepare for Mississippi’s future.

Two state-run schools look ahead to prepare for Mississippi’s future.

Jackson State University and the University of Mississippi are joining together to develop the first Early Childhood Learning Institute of Mississippi through JSU’s Mississippi Learning Institute.

Susan Rucker, director of the Institute for Education and Workforce Development at Ole Miss, said she was looking forward to the partnership with JSU.

February 9, 2011

Three adults were killed and at least a dozen high school students were hospitalized after an 18-wheeler collided head-on with a bus yesterday afternoon around 2 p.m. on a highway bridge in North Mississippi.

Three adults were killed and at least a dozen high school students were hospitalized after an 18-wheeler collided head-on with a bus yesterday afternoon around 2 p.m. on a highway bridge in North Mississippi.

October 4, 2010

Cyclists can roll through the Vicksburg battlefield site in style this weekend.

 

Cyclists can roll through the Vicksburg battlefield site in style this weekend.

 

A group of 250-plus will tour the rolling hills of central Mississippi while pedaling for a cure for multiple sclerosis.