The University of Mississippi offers a Semester at Sea program in which students tour the globe in a cruise ship. Students can now use scholarships transferable from UM to go towards the cruise. (September 28, 2014, Page 6C)
Want proof that every vote can matter? Just look at the special election held in the nearby city of Pontotoc about approving liquor sales. The next time you think about skipping an election, think about what the outcome means to you and how much your one vote could actually matter. (September 26, 2014, Page 4)
BLOG — Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze held his weekly press conference inside the Manning Center on Monday and hit on a number of topics as the 14th-ranked Rebels (2-0, 1-0 SEC) get prepared for their home opener this weekend against Louisiana-Lafayette. (more…) (September 8, 2014)
After an exciting five-set win against host Memphis Friday night, the Ole Miss Volleyball team came back Saturday and a posted 3-1 win against Arkansas State in the morning followed by a 3-1 win versus UT-Martin in the afternoon to capture the Memphis Invitational. The Rebels improved to 7-0 on the season for the first time since 2007. (September 7, 2014, Page 5B)
The Lafayette County and Oxford School board will each have an open spot in November. Prospective candidates deadline for applications are this Friday. (September 3, 2014, Page 1)
Some of Ole Miss’ football players won’t play a down this season, but it won’t be because they didn’t make the grades. For the first time in his three-year tenure, coach Hugh Freeze announced the Rebels won’t suffer from an academic casualty. Players reported to campus on Friday — the first day before the start of fall camp — and everyone’s ready to go. (August 4, 2014, Page 6)
The 45th annual Watermelon Carnival begins tonight and carries on into Saturday afternoon. The small town will be packed full of various activities for everyone to enjoy. (July 31, 2014, Page 1)
To say there’s an arts event happening almost every day in Oxford is not an exaggeration.
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council helps organize 320 days of arts programming every year.
“That means almost every day, we have something going on somewhere in the community, if not multiple things a day,” said Wayne Andrews, director of the Arts Council.
That’s why the organization’s leaders were happy to learn they’ve been awarded a $27,000 operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission for the 2015 fiscal year. The YAC grant was one of nine awarded in Lafayette County totaling $63,000.
(July 7, 2014, Page 1)
Historian Jack Mayfield offers another reason why “Whiskey Joe” decided to burn Oxford during the Civil War.
A new Monday feature for The Oxford EAGLE called “The Dart” – a feature story originating from a location in the LOU community that’s determined by throwing a dart at a map of the county, city and university — opens with a story from Highway 9W about how faith has helped Madison and Jeremy Abbott deal with the challenge of changing homes and jobs while raising a growing family. (May 27, 2014, Page 1)