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October 5, 2012

The memory of Susan Barksdale Howorth, daughter of Sally McDonnell Barksdale and wife of Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth, will be preserved in a scholarship named in her honor that will benefit education in the fine arts at The University of Mississippi.

The memory of Susan Barksdale Howorth, daughter of Sally McDonnell Barksdale and wife of Circuit Court Judge Andrew Howorth, will be preserved in a scholarship named in her honor that will benefit education in the fine arts at The University of Mississippi. Howorth, a graduate of the Ole Miss School of Law, died at the age of 44 in February. She was an avid supporter of the arts and an active member of the Ole Miss Women’s Council.

August 30, 2012

 
After meeting with his coaching staff on Wednesday evening, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze announced on Thursday that sophomore Bo Wallace will take the first snaps at quarterback in the Rebels' season opener against Central Arkansas on Saturday.

 
After meeting with his coaching staff on Wednesday evening, Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze announced on Thursday that sophomore Bo Wallace will take the first snaps at quarterback in the Rebels' season opener against Central Arkansas on Saturday.
 
Wallace has been in constant competition with junior Barry Brunetti for the starting job, but the 6-foot-4, 204-pound Wallace edged out Brunetti in fall camp to get the nod.
 

July 24, 2012

 
 
American Idol’s newest judge, Mariah Carey, was supposedly picked for her “star power.” She is a Grammy-winning entertainer and has been touted as having had more number one hits in the U.S. than any other solo artist. That’s pretty impressive. Yet, for the life of me, I seem to recall all that happening in the 1990s.

July 24, 2012

 
Normally, people come to school to get a degree. Most students here could agree with this. We deal with classes at 8:00 a.m., going to class uphill both ways and other everyday nuisances. Big problems even occur inside the classroom, which brings me to my next point. You know what really grinds my gears….
People with poor classroom manners.

 
Normally, people come to school to get a degree. Most students here could agree with this. We deal with classes at 8:00 a.m., going to class uphill both ways and other everyday nuisances. Big problems even occur inside the classroom, which brings me to my next point. You know what really grinds my gears….

July 11, 2012

Mississippi's only abortion clinic is safe for now, as U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III extended the temporary restraining order against a law that could shut it down.

 
Mississippi's only abortion clinic is safe for now, as U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III extended the temporary restraining order against a law that could shut it down.
House Bill 1390, which passed on April 4 and was to take effect on July 1, requires abortion providers to be certified OB-GYNs with admitting privileges at a local hospital.

June 5, 2012

 

Have you ever turned on the news in the morning and listened to the whole news cycle, only to then hear it be repeated thirty minutes later? This happened to me the other morning, and frankly, I am tired of some things that the media and the public finds important or interesting. 

April 23, 2012

 

“Dance like there’s no tomorrow.” This clichéd quote is one that I include in my life as often as possible. If you ask any of my friends, they will quickly tell you that I absolutely love to dance. Hopefully, they’ll tell you that I’m an extremely good dancer, too. 

April 4, 2012

Dickie Scruggs was transported to Montgomery Federal Prison Camp on Tuesday, April 3, following his brief stay in the Lafayette County Detention Center. His team of attorneys has until next week to turn in its final submissions on his appeal. 

 

Dickie Scruggs was transported to Montgomery Federal Prison Camp on Tuesday, April 3, following his brief stay in the Lafayette County Detention Center. His team of attorneys has until next week to turn in its final submissions on his appeal. 

Scruggs is set to be released on Feb. 2, 2015, unless U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson decides to reduce his sentence. Thanks to new changes in the Honest Services Fraud Statute, Scruggs’ legal team is hoping that his sentence will be reduced. 

March 26, 2012

The Dickie Scruggs hearing was adjourned early yesterday afternoon following the testimonies of six witnesses, including that of former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. The hearing is scheduled to resume today when the defense will question more witnesses.
Scruggs, previously one of the premier trial lawyers

The Dickie Scruggs hearing was adjourned early yesterday afternoon following the testimonies of six witnesses, including that of former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott. The hearing is scheduled to resume today when the defense will question more witnesses.
Scruggs, previously one of the premier trial lawyers in the nation, is accused of allegedly using his relationship with retired Sen. Lott to influence Judge Bobby DeLaughter to take his side on a trial involving Hurricane Katrina deposition claims DeLaughter was ruling over.

March 5, 2012

The Bennie Abram trial is still under way, as the University of Mississippi tries to get the case dismissed. Judge Andrew Howorth will rule on the motion to dismiss soon and is waiting on the plaintiffs to amend their complaints.

 

The Bennie Abram trial is still under way, as the University of Mississippi tries to get the case dismissed. Judge Andrew Howorth will rule on the motion to dismiss soon and is waiting on the plaintiffs to amend their complaints.

Abram, a former Ole Miss football player, died Feb. 19, 2010 from complications involving sickle cell trait following a football practice.

March 1, 2012

On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled against federal regulations requiring graphic advertisements to be placed on tobacco products.

 

On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled against federal regulations requiring graphic advertisements to be placed on tobacco products.

The images range from smoke in the face of a baby held in its mother’s arms, rotting lungs and a man smoking through a tracheotomy hole in his neck. 

The push and pull between health groups and tobacco companies revolves around the fact that, in our country, cigarettes and other tobacco products are not only legal but popular.

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 26, 2012

 

The University of Mississippi Police Department is looking for a student involved in a campus hit and run that sent a student to the hospital.

 

The University of Mississippi Police Department is looking for a student involved in a campus hit and run that sent a student to the hospital.

University Police Chief Calvin Sellars said UPD has identified a suspect behind the wheel, but no arrest has been made.

“We’re going to give him a chance to turn himself in,” Sellars said. “If he hasn’t come in by (today) we’re going to the judge and have a warrant taken out for him.”

November 15, 2011

What do you think about Southern Christians? 

 

I’ve struggled with whether or not I should write about something as personal as my own religion and for a number of reasons.  

I know it’s not kosher for a columnist to write about themselves writing and the process that they go through, but I feel like it’s necessary in this  case, so bear with me.  

October 26, 2011

After freeing two men who were wrongly convicted of murder, a group started by the University of Mississippi Law School has now hit the big screen.

 

After freeing two men who were wrongly convicted of murder, a group started by the University of Mississippi Law School has now hit the big screen.

The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics held a screening of the documentary film “Mississippi Innocence” from the Mississippi Innocence Project Tuesday evening.  

The film focused on how MIP freed Kennedy Brewer and Levon Brooks of Noxubee County in 2008, both of whom were wrongly convicted of murder.

October 10, 2011

 

October 3, 2011

 

Americans hold three rights more dearly than any other: life, liberty and property. 

Any action by an individual or government to restrict or violate these rights raises harsh criticism from the general public.

On the other hand, we as Americans realize that individuals must give the government a little leeway on our rights to best serve the citizenry. 

One such place that we give leeway is on the topic of eminent domain.

September 28, 2011

The ongoing trial pertaining to the wrongful death lawsuit of deceased University of Mississippi football player Bennie Abram is now in motion to take place in Lafayette County.  
The plaintiff party, Abram’s family, wanted the trial to take place in Hinds County because of concern about the fairness the trial would get in Lafayette County. The family is concerned that jurors from Lafayette County would be more likely to have associations with Ole Miss.

September 8, 2011

 

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

September 7, 2011

The butterflies in the stomach, the rush of those adolescent hormones — it’s a hallmark of those tumultuous early teenage years.

For a few of us, that first crush results in bliss; however, for the rest of us, it’s a heartbreaker. For 15-year-old Larry King, it killed him.

August 31, 2011

 

A New York state supreme court judge ended one of the most high profile and sordidly-fascinating criminal cases in recent years on Tuesday.

July 26, 2011

 

It’s the end of July, which means that summer is coming to a close.  

August and the fall semester are just around the corner, and student life is about to return to the usual grind. It’s during this time of the year that elementary, junior high, and maybe even some high school students will be faced with the cliche writing assignment prompt: “What did you do this summer?”.  

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.