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November 29, 2012

 
Marshall Henderson made quite a few stops before arriving in Oxford, but he is quickly making a name for himself as a Rebel.

 
Marshall Henderson made quite a few stops before arriving in Oxford, but he is quickly making a name for himself as a Rebel.
 

November 29, 2012

University Trails resident and University of Mississippi student DJ Gregory has started a petition to promote more advanced security after several break-ins and a student being held at gunpoint a few weeks ago.

University Trails resident and University of Mississippi student DJ Gregory has started a petition to promote more advanced security after several break-ins and a student being held at gunpoint a few weeks ago.

“These apartment complexes are so close to the campus and historic Oxford Square, yet there is still so much crime and very little protection of students and residents,” said Gregory, a junior political science major.

He was a victim of a break-in a couple months ago and said $800 worth of electronics were stolen. He said he found the security unacceptable.

July 5, 2012

The Ole Miss and Oxford communities celebrated Independence Day on July 4, 2012, starting in the Grove with activities, ceremonies and a band, and moving to Oxford University Stadium for fireworks. PHOTOS by CAIN MADDEN/The Daily Mississippian.

 

The Ole Miss and Oxford communities celebrated Independence Day on July 4, 2012, starting in the Grove with activities, ceremonies and a band, and moving to Oxford University Stadium for fireworks. PHOTOS by CAIN MADDEN/The Daily Mississippian.

 

 

July 2, 2012

Oxford, Miss., celebrated its 175th birthday on the Square Saturday, June, 30. Features of the event included face painting, a dunking booth and a petting zoo.

 

 

1- Calvin James, 4, holds a 175th birthday balloon to his head to block out the sun.

November 30, 2012

I’ve had a curious relationship with Ole Miss since I began seeing her in adolescence. One of the earliest memories I have of her is how she looked when Florida came to Oxford in 2002. I remember all of her admirers being elated to call themselves her Rebels that day – and I began to admire her as well.

November 29, 2012

The city of Oxford welcomes Tony La Russa as he will have a book signing tonight at 7 p.m. at Square Books.

The city of Oxford welcomes Tony La Russa as he will have a book signing tonight at 7 p.m. at Square Books.

La Russa managed the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team from 1996 to 2011 and won two World Series.

“One Last Strike” is a memoir in which La Russa gives the inside story behind his comeback and his career, explaining how a team with so much against it was able to succeed on baseball’s biggest stage.

Slade Lewis, floor manager at Square Books, said everyone in the signing line is required to have a ticket and at least one copy of the book. The cost of the book is $27.99.

November 27, 2012

 
The Lady Rebel basketball team (2-1) will look to rebound from their first loss of the season against Mississippi Valley State (1-2) tonight.

 
The Lady Rebel basketball team (2-1) will look to rebound from their first loss of the season against Mississippi Valley State (1-2) tonight.
 
Ole Miss holds an 11-2 advantage over the Delta Devilettes in the all-time series with the Lady Rebels winning 10 of the last 11 meetings, including an 8-0 record against MVSU in Oxford.
 

November 27, 2012

Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin confirmed that University of Mississippi student John Howard Strickland has been arrested and charged with DUI in the car accident that killed Ole Miss students John and Sarah Wheats in October.

Oxford Police Chief Mike Martin confirmed that University of Mississippi student John Howard Strickland has been arrested and charged with DUI in the car accident that killed Ole Miss students John and Sarah Wheats in October.

“John Strickland has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI (does not mean DUI alcohol, includes all toxicants),” Martin said.

Strickland, a junior business major from San Antonio, collided into the Wheats’ vehicle on the 18th Street overpass on Highway 6 on Oct. 27.

November 26, 2012

University of Mississippi students are no longer the only ones who have to worry about receiving parking tickets during the week. The city of Oxford is now enforcing strict parking laws that go into effect today.

University of Mississippi students are no longer the only ones who have to worry about receiving parking tickets during the week. The city of Oxford is now enforcing strict parking laws that go into effect today.

Parking in premium spots on the Square is now limited to two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Previous parking rules in Oxford allowed drivers to park up to two hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

November 26, 2012

 
For the first time since 2009, Ole Miss will be playing in a bowl game. The bowl berth was even sweeter this season because the Rebels (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) captured it on the last game of the year against in-state rival No. 25 Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4 SEC), with a 41-24 win Saturday night in the annual Egg Bowl. 

 
For the first time since 2009, Ole Miss will be playing in a bowl game. The bowl berth was even sweeter this season because the Rebels (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) captured it on the last game of the year against in-state rival No. 25 Mississippi State (8-4, 4-4 SEC), with a 41-24 win Saturday night in the annual Egg Bowl. 
 

November 14, 2012

The City of Oxford recently adopted a Complete Streets policy to create a safer city for pedestrians and has broken ground on a number of construction projects.

The City of Oxford recently adopted a Complete Streets policy to create a safer city for pedestrians and has broken ground on a number of construction projects.

Reanna Mayoral, assistant city engineer, said the policy’s guiding principle is to design, operate and maintain safe and convenient access and travel for all.

“Basically, the city wants to provide a transportation network that meets the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles,” Mayoral said.

November 13, 2012

Katherine Barkett Byrd, 2011 Miss University and recent graduate of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi, has been diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome and is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Katherine Barkett Byrd, 2011 Miss University and recent graduate of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi, has been diagnosed with hemolytic-uremic syndrome and is in critical condition at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Byrd will require a series of blood transfusions and is in need of donations through Mississippi Blood Services.

She requires AB+ plasma, which can only be donated by males, and blood of all types. However, AB+ and O+ types are especially needed.

November 12, 2012

This poll was posted on theDMonline.com last Tuesday, Nov. 6. 180 readers voted on this poll and shared, which Oxford intersection they found the most dangerous. Of the six option, exactly half voted for Old Taylor Rd/Highway 6. This intersection is pictured above and is considered dangerous because of its heavy traffic due to population density.

This poll was posted on theDMonline.com last Tuesday, Nov. 6. 180 readers voted on this poll and shared, which Oxford intersection they found the most dangerous. Of the six option, exactly half voted for Old Taylor Rd/Highway 6. This intersection is pictured above and is considered dangerous because of its heavy traffic due to population density.

November 11, 2012

The double-decker buses have touched many lives since their arrival from London to Oxford in 1994. Former Mayor John Lesley, who purchased the buses, has left behind a legacy for the city of Oxford.

The double-decker buses have touched many lives since their arrival from London to Oxford in 1994. Former Mayor John Lesley, who purchased the buses, has left behind a legacy for the city of Oxford.

For those new to Oxford, the double-decker is the red bi-leveled bus seen chauffeuring tourists and locals. The city owns two that it sponsors and maintains.

Morgan Pennington, executive assistant to the mayor, is from Pascagoula but has lived in Oxford since 2004. She has ridden the double-decker twice: once for a football game and once for a wedding.

November 11, 2012

The double-decker buses have touched many lives since their arrival from London to Oxford in 1994. Former Mayor John Lesley, who purchased the buses, has left behind a legacy for the city of Oxford.

The double-decker buses have touched many lives since their arrival from London to Oxford in 1994. Former Mayor John Lesley, who purchased the buses, has left behind a legacy for the city of Oxford.

For those new to Oxford, the double-decker is the red bi-leveled bus seen chauffeuring tourists and locals. The city owns two that it sponsors and maintains.

Morgan Pennington, executive assistant to the mayor, is from Pascagoula but has lived in Oxford since 2004. She has ridden the double-decker twice: once for a football game and once for a wedding.

November 11, 2012

The Law School Student Body (LSSB) and the Black Law Student Association will be volunteering at the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford for its annual Veterans Day ceremony today from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

The Law School Student Body (LSSB) and the Black Law Student Association will be volunteering at the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford for its annual Veterans Day ceremony today from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Katelyn Harrell, LSSB chair of community service and third-year law student, said the idea for the law students to serve the veterans came from a friend.

“One of my friends, Rebecca Wilks, had just said ‘Hey, I’d really like to see us do something with the Veterans,’” she said.

November 9, 2012

 
The Ole Miss Rebels (5-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) will look to become bowl eligible this weekend when they take on the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4, 3-3 SEC) Saturday at 6 p.m. in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU. 

 
The Ole Miss Rebels (5-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) will look to become bowl eligible this weekend when they take on the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores (5-4, 3-3 SEC) Saturday at 6 p.m. in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPNU. 
 

November 8, 2012

 
On Oct. 24, athletics director Ross Bjork named Brett Frank as the acting head coach of the Ole Miss Lady Rebel basketball program for the 2012-13 season. Just a day later, Frank was with Andy Kennedy in Hoover, Ala., at SEC media days.

 
On Oct. 24, athletics director Ross Bjork named Brett Frank as the acting head coach of the Ole Miss Lady Rebel basketball program for the 2012-13 season. Just a day later, Frank was with Andy Kennedy in Hoover, Ala., at SEC media days.
 

November 7, 2012

US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January.

US House of Representatives race Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to Mississippi’s first congressional district House of Representatives seat. Nunnelee’s strongest opponent was 37-yearold Democrat Brad Morris, a businessman and attorney from Oxford. Nunnelee will begin a two-year term in January.

“It’s an exciting night for all our supporters, and it appears I’ll be going back to Washington,” Nunnelee said last night after the election.

November 7, 2012

 
Back in October at Ole Miss basketball Media Day, head coach Andy Kennedy said this year’s squad may be the most experienced team he’s coached in Oxford. The Rebels are led by three seniors in forward Murphy Holloway, forward Reginald Buckner and guard Nick Williams.
 

November 5, 2012

The large population of deer have caused several car accidents, roamed through yards, trampling and eating crops, which has prompted Oxford locals to take matters into their own hands.

The large population of deer have caused several car accidents, roamed through yards, trampling and eating crops, which has prompted Oxford locals to take matters into their own hands.

“Homeowners and landowners put their name on a list, and the selected hunters contact each homeowner or landowner to request permission to hunt on their property,” said Lann Wilf, Mississippi’s North Region biologist.

“That’s really the only viable method in Oxford or any city scenario that you can (use to) control a deer herd.”

November 5, 2012

The number of voters in the Lafayette County area is expected to be larger than usual, according to Election Commissioner Mary K. Hemphill.

By Clancy Smith and Mary Adele Smith

The number of voters in the Lafayette County area is expected to be larger than usual, according to Election Commissioner Mary K. Hemphill.

“This election is going to be so different from most elections that we have; the presidential election always is because more people come out than they would for a regular county or municipal election,” she said.

November 1, 2012

Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin is retiring, effective Jan. 31, 2013. Martin has held the chief position for almost six years, after replacing previous Chief Steve Bramlett in September of 2007. Martin was Bramlett’s assistant chief until Bramlett retired in June 2007.

Oxford Police Department Chief Mike Martin is retiring, effective Jan. 31, 2013. Martin has held the chief position for almost six years, after replacing previous Chief Steve Bramlett in September of 2007. Martin was Bramlett’s assistant chief until Bramlett retired in June 2007.

“I decided to retire back in April of this year,” Martin said. “OPD has some really good folks working for them. It is very family-oriented, and we are all like a family here at OPD.”

November 1, 2012

 
After Saturday’s game against Arkansas, the Georgia-Florida football game was playing on the TV in the bus on the way back to Oxford. 
 
It’s safe to say that Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator Dave Werner didn’t like what he saw. 

 
After Saturday’s game against Arkansas, the Georgia-Florida football game was playing on the TV in the bus on the way back to Oxford. 
 
It’s safe to say that Ole Miss co-offensive coordinator Dave Werner didn’t like what he saw.