A former University of Mississippi student was indicted by a federal grand jury on federal civil rights charges for allegedly hanging a rope around a statue of the university’s first black student.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students because of their race. (March 29, 2015, Page 1A)
Oxford School District students will only have to make two of the four days they missed due to winter weather, after receiving a waiver from the Mississippi Department of Education. (March 29, 2015, Page 3A)
After staying in executive session for almost two hours Friday, members of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning revealed little of what was discussed behind closed doors about University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones. (March 29, 2015, Page 3A)
Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students because of their race or color.
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IHL announced a special emergency meeting is slated for 2 this afternoon in Jackson to discuss a personnel matter at the University of Mississippi. (March 27, 2015, Page 1A, 3A)
More than 3,000 volunteers will head out into the LOU community Saturday to work at more than 200 projects for the university’s largest community service project. (March 26, 2015, Page 2)
The Spring Open House and EXCELebration will have events for children this weekend including appearances by the Easter Bunny and fun events for preschoolers. (March 26, 2015, Page 1,3)
City Editor Alyssa Schnugg used Play-Doh to reach a compromise between two granddaughters with different agendas lately, and she wonders if perhaps we might send a case or two of Play-Doh to Jackson and Washington D.C. to help our leaders work out their differences. (March 26, 2015, Page 4)
The Oxford Board of Aldermen are considering an amendment to city codes that would require all existing parking areas to be ADA compliant.