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April 23, 2012

Five law school alumni were inducted into the 2012 Law Alumni Hall of Fame during Law Alumni Weekend.

 

Five law school alumni were inducted into the 2012 Law Alumni Hall of Fame during Law Alumni Weekend.

It was the third Law Alumni Hall of Fame induction. The Alumni Board makes the Alumni Hall of Fame selection and takes nominations throughout the year.

Dean of the Law School Richard Gershon said the inductees are selected for their contributions to the law profession and society.

April 10, 2012

A former employee filed a lawsuit against the University of Mississippi following what she thought to be wrongful termination.

 

A former employee filed a lawsuit against the University of Mississippi following what she thought to be wrongful termination.

Ginger R. Walton filed the suit on Feb. 28, and summons were sent to the university, Robin C. Buchannon and Alice M. Clark, according to court records.

Following the serving of the summons, the defendant has 21 days to respond.

Buchannon and Clark directed all questions to university attorney, Lee Tyner.  

March 8, 2012

Last Sunday on an episode of “The Firm” (a television show based on John Grisham’s novel by the same name), a U.S. Army-man’s son was murdered by the federal government; he was assassinated in a Washington, D.C. suburb due to his associations with terrorists and as a means to stop the son from bombing a D.C. landmark.

 

Last Sunday on an episode of “The Firm” (a television show based on John Grisham’s novel by the same name), a U.S. Army-man’s son was murdered by the federal government; he was assassinated in a Washington, D.C. suburb due to his associations with terrorists and as a means to stop the son from bombing a D.C. landmark.

The father, with the help of the show’s protagonist attorney, made efforts to get information about the killing from the government using a Freedom of Information Act Request. 

March 4, 2012

This past weekend, the University of Mississippi’s campus played host to the Annual Black Alumni Reunion.

 

This past weekend, the University of Mississippi’s campus played host to the Annual Black Alumni Reunion.

The Ole Miss Alumni Association hosts the University’s Black Alumni Reunion every three years since its beginning in 1988. The Black Alumni Reunion was created to celebrate black campus legacies and the impact minorities have on Ole Miss’ campus and diversity.

February 27, 2012

 

Lee Jerrum has been arrested in connection with the hit and run that put one student in the hospital this past weekend.

 

Lee Jerrum has been arrested in connection with the hit and run that put one student in the hospital this past weekend.

Jerrum, a 20-year-old liberal arts undecided major, arrived at the police station with his attorney, Kevin Frye, at approximately 1:45 p.m., in response to the University Police Department’s charge to turn himself in. 

February 22, 2012

 

There are many deadly weapons on campus including cars, bats, folding knifes, long knives, swords (used in clubs), rifle team weapons, razor blades, etc. There is no debate that students can responsibly manage these deadly weapons.

 

There are many deadly weapons on campus including cars, bats, folding knifes, long knives, swords (used in clubs), rifle team weapons, razor blades, etc. There is no debate that students can responsibly manage these deadly weapons.

To qualify for the enhanced concealed carry weapon (CCW) license, applicants must be 21 years of age, not have had previous encounters with the legal system and go through training.

Licensed gun holders understand that simply presenting the gun in public may result in a weapon-brandishing felony charge. 

February 9, 2012

Recently, the University of Mississippi received a “green light” rating for its permission of free speech on campus, the highest of honors awarded.
The group in charge of the ratings is the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

Recently, the University of Mississippi received a “green light” rating for its permission of free speech on campus, the highest of honors awarded.
The group in charge of the ratings is the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
Ole Miss has always been a university that promotes free speech on campus. Its new rating comes from the changing of a technical term in order to bring clarity of policies to students and faculty alike.
Assistant Dean of Students Scott Wallace was a driving force behind the adaptation.

October 28, 2011

Lafayette County plans to lower property taxes as approved by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, as a result of being newly debt free.

 

Lafayette County plans to lower property taxes as approved by the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors, as a result of being newly debt free.

“We are essentially, as of last Thursday, debt free,” board president Lloyd Oliphant said. “The proceeds we used to accomplish this task came from the sale of Baptist (Memorial) Hospital.”

September 8, 2011

 

“You can have whatever you like?” Not for rapper T.I. 

August 24, 2011

 

Police search LSU QB Jefferson’s apartment

August 22, 2011

 

According to local law enforcement officials, the number of arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol has increased in both Oxford and Starkville.

Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin stated that 296 DUI arrests have occurred so far in 2011, in contrast to 274 arrests in 2010, an 8 percent increase. 

 

According to local law enforcement officials, the number of arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol has increased in both Oxford and Starkville.

Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin stated that 296 DUI arrests have occurred so far in 2011, in contrast to 274 arrests in 2010, an 8 percent increase. 

July 25, 2011

 

Johnny Beasley, former Ole Miss cheerleader, was found not guilty of simple assault of former Ole Miss baseball player Taylor Hashman last Wednesday in Oxford Municipal Court. 

Judge Larry Little presided over the trial, which stemmed from an altercation at an apartment complex less than a year ago. 

July 25, 2011

 

A federal judge ordered that David Williams be held without bond for allegedly threatening to blow up a hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and to kill President Obama. 

The Attala County resident threatened the hospital and the president after the medical center refused to do surgery on his wife. Williams was arrested Wednesday after hospital officials reported the threat. 

July 14, 2011

 

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Almost as soon as it began, former baseball star Roger Clemens' perjury trial ended Thursday - in a mistrial the judge blamed on prosecutors and said a "first-year law student" would have known to avoid.

U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton left the question of a new trial up in the air. But he called a halt to the trial under way after prosecutors showed jurors evidence that he had ruled out - videotaped revelations that a teammate had said he'd told his wife Clemens confessed to using a drug.

July 13, 2011

 

Amid the current period of growth at the University of Mississippi, Chancellor Dan Jones has announced an initiative to improve relationships between the university and the outside world. 

July 11, 2011

 

On July 1, 154 bills officially became law in Mississippi and among them was a bill designed to strengthen the state’s open records and public meetings laws.

Senate Bill 2289 requires individuals to pay a maximum $500 fine for the first offense and $1,000 for subsequent offenses for denying the public access to meetings. Previously, fines did not exceed $100.

July 7, 2011

 

A motion to permanently extend the sale of on-site retail alcohol to 2 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays was denied by the Board of Aldermen last Tuesday. 

Currently alcohol sales go until 1 a.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and end at midnight on Saturdays. 

Dee Hobbs, a business attorney in Oxford, brought forth the motion. Hobbs represented K & J enterprises, who own the Library Bar and Grill.

July 7, 2011

 

Mississippi’s two Democratic gubernatorial candidates debated one another Wednesday at the Overby Center. The answers to their questions highlighted the most pertinent issues to Mississippians, namely education, poverty and health.

July 6, 2011

 

At the conclusion of this past Ole Miss athletic year, there was an overwhelming feeling of disappointment and anger. With the Rebel fan base rapidly growing frustrated with the administration and wanting some change, a small group of people have taken action to help give the fans a voice.

Enter Forward Rebels, a new organization created by local alumni who are tired of the status quo and want to give other fans a chance to voice their frustrations in an organized manner.

June 23, 2011

 

With the NFL still locked out, hopes of watching professional football seem slim at best — unless you live in Tupelo.

The Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) announced last week that Tupelo would become part of a group of expansion arena football teams for the 2012 season. 

June 20, 2011

 

The trial of Casey Anthony, the mother accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, is playing out like something one would see in the fictitious courtrooms of procedural TV shows. From the scientifically advanced testimony to the emotional outbursts, this trial is becoming an entertaining spectacle. 

June 13, 2011

 

Words are powerful; they move people, whether spoken verbally or written on a page. They are our thoughts breathed into life and can be used to uplift or put down, be it intentional or unintentional. Such was the case a few years ago on our very own campus.

May 18, 2011

The University of Mississippi is now a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of the late Bennie Abram. 

The University of Mississippi is now a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of the late Bennie Abram. Abram died after collapsing at a spring football practice in 2010. University Attorney Lee Tyner said Ole Miss has not formally received a lawsuit.  

April 21, 2011

University of Mississippi student Johnny Beasley entered a plea of not guilty to the misdemeanor charge of simple assault in an arraignment hearing held yesterday.

University of Mississippi student Johnny Beasley entered a plea of not guilty to the misdemeanor charge of simple assault in an arraignment hearing held yesterday.

Judge Larry Little presided over the hearing, which was held in the Oxford Municipal Court.

Beasley’s attorney, Steve Farese, Sr., said the hearing was a preliminary matter.
“(Beasley) came in for arraignment. He entered a plea of not guilty, and a trial date has been set for July 20, 2011,” Farese said.