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November 30, 2012

On Nov. 6, 2010, Ole Miss junior offensive lineman Derrick Wilson found out that his mother, Jelks Wilson, had been diagnosed with cancer.

On Nov. 6, 2010, Ole Miss junior offensive lineman Derrick Wilson found out that his mother, Jelks Wilson, had been diagnosed with cancer.

Wilson was at Horn Lake High School at the time and wanted to go see his mother when he got the call.

“When I found out, I wanted to go home, but my mother called and told me to stay at school,” Wilson said.

As time went on, Derrick’s mother went through chemotherapy treatments.

November 30, 2012

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.

 

For many students, college is an important first step in growing up, experiencing freedom and learning how to manage one’s time. For LaVoy, however, that transition was made much harder when she was diagnosed with a severe case of ulcerative colitis during the fall of her junior year.

 

November 30, 2012

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.

Every night before bed 21- year old Jori LaVoy washes her face, brushes her teeth and then proceeds to do something that few other college students do- she takes first of 13 pills to control her ulcerative colitis.
 
For many students, college is an important first step in growing up, experiencing freedom, and learning how to manage one’s time. For LaVoy, however, that transition was made much harder when she was diagnosed with a severe case of ulcerative colitis during the fall of her junior year.
 

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

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 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 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.”

October 29, 2012

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of integration at Ole Miss this year. This anniversary happens to take place four years after the nation watched the man who would become the first black president debate his opponent right here in Oxford. We should all take a moment to appreciate just how far our nation and community have come.
We’ve evolved dramatically in the past several decades but the growth has not come without pains. This university had to endure riots, tens of thousands of National Guard soldiers and the loss of two lives before accepting integration.

October 29, 2012

A car wreck Saturday morning took the lives of two Ole Miss students, siblings John and Sarah Wheat.

A car wreck Saturday morning took the lives of two Ole Miss students, siblings John and Sarah Wheat.

The two-vehicle accident took place on Highway 6 at the 18th Street overpass, according to Oxford Police Capt. James Owens.

“Right now, the investigation is still pending,” Owens said. “From what we’ve learned, one vehicle came across the median and struck the other vehicle.”

Sarah, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene, and John, 30, died after being taken to a hospital in Memphis, according to a story in the Clarion Ledger.

October 26, 2012

Fifty years ago on Sept. 30, 1962, the familiar sights of the Grove, the Lyceum and the Circle were grotesque images filled with smoke, chaos and hatred.

 

Fifty years ago on Sept. 30, 1962, the familiar sights of the Grove, the Lyceum and the Circle were grotesque images filled with smoke, chaos and hatred.
 
Bobby King, a Corinth native who was a journalism senior at Ole Miss in 1962, said Sept. 30 started out just like every other Sunday.
 

October 25, 2012

 
Ole Miss enters Saturday’s showdown against Arkansas with the potential of having one of their biggest offensive games of the season. The Rebels (4-3, 1-2 SEC) will take on a Razorback defense that is ranked 13th in the SEC in total defense, 12th in scoring defense, last in pass defense and fifth in rush defense. 

 
Ole Miss enters Saturday’s showdown against Arkansas with the potential of having one of their biggest offensive games of the season. The Rebels (4-3, 1-2 SEC) will take on a Razorback defense that is ranked 13th in the SEC in total defense, 12th in scoring defense, last in pass defense and fifth in rush defense. 
 

October 22, 2012

Political science professor Miguel Centellas said he sometimes wonders why Ole Miss celebrated 50 Years of Integration. He observed how whites and blacks sit on separate sides in the Student Union, how they cluster together while tailgating at the Grove and last week he counted only three black people on the Square.

Political science professor Miguel Centellas said he sometimes wonders why Ole Miss celebrated 50 Years of Integration. He observed how whites and blacks sit on separate sides in the Student Union, how they cluster together while tailgating at the Grove and last week he counted only three black people on the Square.

Although the actions are unintentional, Centellas said he believes these groupings affect how students shape their political views. Family and peer groups are the top two political influences.

October 17, 2012

Without daredevils, who would we ridicule and say “the man is crazy” or “she has lost her mind” when they pull one of their stunts to either break an already set record, garner attention or simply for the heck of it.

October 16, 2012

 
Ole Miss basketball will have six new faces this season who will try to help the Rebels reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002. 

 
Ole Miss basketball will have six new faces this season who will try to help the Rebels reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002. 
 
“I think the six guys have integrated into what we’re trying to accomplish about as smoothly as possible,” head coach Andy Kennedy said on Tuesday.  
 

October 14, 2012

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, Charleston, Miss., may be a viable option.

The Gateway to the Delta Festival is bringing local music, unique art and good food to Charleston’s historic town square.

This year’s band lineup features only artists based out of Mississippi. The bands all started in Mississippi and tour both state and nationwide.

October 8, 2012

More than 30 cyclists came out to ride on Sunday afternoon in memory of PH.D exercise science student Kevser Ermin.

More than 30 cyclists came out to ride on Sunday afternoon in memory of PH.D exercise science student Kevser Ermin. The path took cyclists from the Lyceum to Old Sardis Road, the site where Ermin was struck by a car while riding along her usual bike route on Oct. 7, 2011. Those in attendance who knew her personally talked about her positive spirit. She often volunteered with the local animal shelter in Oxford. Ermin’s husband, Yavuz Ozeren, a research scientist at the university, coordinated the event with the help of Danny Klinnetz, a friend of both Ermin and Ozeren.

October 5, 2012

Oxford Assistant Police Chief Joey East confirmed that 35-year-old Collin Jones of Oxford has been arrested and charged with making a false bomb threat.

Oxford Assistant Police Chief Joey East confirmed that 35-year-old Collin Jones of Oxford has been arrested and charged with making a false bomb threat.
On the morning of Sept. 18, Oxford police responded to a call about a bomb threat at Lexington Pointe involving the vehicle of an Ole Miss football player.
A suspect was arrested within a few hours of the threat but not charged. Two individuals were arrested during the course of the investigation, according to East.

October 1, 2012

The fires of revulsion spread wildly and untamed in Mississippi and on The University of Mississippi’s campus on Sept. 30, 1962, injuring several people and resulting in the death of two men.

The fires of revulsion spread wildly and untamed in Mississippi and on The University of Mississippi’s campus on Sept. 30, 1962, injuring several people and resulting in the death of two men.
 
It was on this day that 29-year-old James Meredith made history by becoming the first black student admitted to Ole Miss.
 
However, his arrival in Oxford and admittance into the university provoked a riot that resulted in chaos across the campus.
 

September 25, 2012

 
After suffering a torn labrum during fall camp, sophomore wide receiver Collins Moore returned to action against Texas, but hauled in his first catch of the season against Tulane this past Saturday. 

 
After suffering a torn labrum during fall camp, sophomore wide receiver Collins Moore returned to action against Texas, but hauled in his first catch of the season against Tulane this past Saturday. 
 
Moore came into fall practice with a highly anticipated role in head coach Hugh Freeze’s new offense, but was set back by the injury. 
 

September 25, 2012

 
As a freshman last year, South African Nik Scholtz finished the year ranked No. 14 in the NCAA in singles. His first opponent in the Davis Cup in Montreal, Canada, Milos Raonic, was ranked No. 15 in the world. Raonic won the match 7-5, 6-4, 7-5, but for the reigning Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, the experience is what he will take from the event.

 
As a freshman last year, South African Nik Scholtz finished the year ranked No. 14 in the NCAA in singles. His first opponent in the Davis Cup in Montreal, Canada, Milos Raonic, was ranked No. 15 in the world. Raonic won the match 7-5, 6-4, 7-5, but for the reigning Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, the experience is what he will take from the event.
 

September 20, 2012

 
When Ole Miss plays Tulane in New Orleans Saturday, more than football will be on the minds of both teams. 

 
When Ole Miss plays Tulane in New Orleans Saturday, more than football will be on the minds of both teams. 
 
It’s the first game for the Green Wave since the injury to senior safety Devon Walker, who fractured his spine during a game against Tulsa on Sept. 8. A New Orleans native, Walker is a cell and molecular biology major who earned a football scholarship after walking on to the team in 2009 and started the first two games this season for Tulane.
 

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.
 

August 23, 2012

Camping and kayaking are wonderful ways to have good, clean fun, reconnect with nature, and blah blah yadda yadda  bite me. No, camping in campsites is fun, and kayaking down well known and well charted rivers is just a hoot. This story is not about that. Indeed, this story is about as far from it as you can get, unless your tribe’s name is Flecheiros and you spear your daily lunch-fish from a river in the Amazon.

 
Camping and kayaking are wonderful ways to have good, clean fun, reconnect with nature, and blah blah yadda yadda  bite me. No, camping in campsites is fun, and kayaking down well known and well charted rivers is just a hoot. This story is not about that. Indeed, this story is about as far from it as you can get, unless your tribe’s name is Flecheiros and you spear your daily lunch-fish from a river in the Amazon.