A former Ole Miss student and frequent customer of Mistilis Restaurant back in the early-1970s didn’t have the money to leave tips back then. He made up for it recently, though, when he sent regular waitress Carrie Pearson Mitchell, a check for $500. (February 24, 2014, Page 1)
Word of possible shopping options in parts of Oxford south of the downtown area has residents in those areas looking forward to changes that will make their everyday life a little easier. Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze, who lives “south of town” explores the possibilities. (February 24, 2014, Page 4)
Mary B. Sellers writes to offer an essay she wrote about the state of Mississippi in light of the defiling of the James Meredith statue on the Ole Miss campus. (February 24, 2014, Page 4)
A fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi has been indefinitely suspended by its national organization and three of its freshman members were kicked out because of their alleged involvement in hanging a noose on a statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll in the then all-white university in 1962.
In a written statement Friday, Sigma Phi Epsilon said it suspended the Alpha Chapter at the University of Mississippi and the chapter voted to expel all three men and turn over their identities to investigators.
Read the EAGLE Monday for the complete story. (February 22, 2014)
The University Police Department has identified three white UM freshman students from Georgia as suspects in the James Meredith incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Charges are being sought against the three students. (February 21, 2014, Page 1A)
Concert lineup, festival poster unveiled this morning at press conference. (February 21, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)
The Historic Preservation Commission tabled a request to demolish five structures on the same property as the Shaw house until the Mississippi Department of Archives and History can review the project. They approved repairs to the front porch of the historic home to keep it from falling down. (February 21, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)
Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada recently discovered a heard of 17 starving horses just outside of Water Valley. The rescue facility is over capacity and is looking for land to keep the horses on. (February 21, 2014, Page 2A)
A West Chester (Pa.) University freshman hit a layup, free throw, 3-point shot and half-court shot, but didn’t win the $10,000 prize in a halftime promotion. Why? The fine print. Editor Don Whitten wonders what lessons were learned in the incident. (February 21, 2014, Page 4A)
Johnny W. Lott writes to stress the importance of education and to urge state lawmakers to use rainy day funds to deal with the underfunding issue in Mississippi. (February 21, 2014, Page 4A)