AP/Wire, Author at The Oxford Eagle


Mississippi now has country’s highest rate for COVID deaths

Mississippi has surpassed New Jersey as the state with the highest rate of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., with roughly 1 of every 320 Mississippians ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Friday, September 17, 2021 11:15 am


George Strickler, attorney who fought for civil rights dies

A Vidalia native and civil rights attorney who fought to desegregate Southern schools in the 1960s and was pushed out of his University of Mississippi ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, September 9, 2021 3:03 pm

Lafayette County

State hospitals strain under the weight of numerous COVID patients

As patients stream into Mississippi hospitals one after another, doctors and nurses have become all too accustomed to the rampant denial and misinformation about COVID-19 ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Tuesday, September 7, 2021 12:03 pm


Saltillo hires new police chief, assistant chief

SALTILLO, Miss. (AP) — A northeast Mississippi city has new leadership in its police department. Saltillo city leaders this week hired Daniel McKinney as the ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Wednesday, June 23, 2021 9:50 am


Former Mississippi State player’s death being investigated as a homicide

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The death of a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday is being investigated as ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:03 am

Mississippi State Football

Mississippi State hires Mike Leach away from Washington State

By RALPH D. RUSSO | AP College Football Writer Mississippi State has hired Washington State’s Mike Leach as its new head coach Thursday, bringing one ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, January 9, 2020 1:10 pm


Nissan to cut up to 700 contract workers in Mississippi

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. announced Thursday that it’s cutting up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, January 17, 2019 5:21 pm

AP Top 25 Poll

Ole Miss moves into AP Top 25 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Duke remained at No. 1 for a fourth straight week while the top 10 remained unchanged in the latest AP Top ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, January 14, 2019 11:19 am


Gray Tollison wins Mississippi Senate leadership post

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Republican from Oxford has been sworn in to the second-highest leadership position in the Mississippi Senate. Sixth-term Sen. Gray Tollison was unanimously ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Friday, January 11, 2019 1:34 pm


College Board approves dropping Meek name from School of Journalism and New Media

By JEFF AMY and EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON (AP) — A donor’s name is being removed from the University of Mississippi journalism school ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, October 18, 2018 11:05 am


Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, Kansas get No. 1 seeds in NCAA Tournament; SEC sets record with 8 bids

From the top seed in the NCAA Tournament — Virginia — to those that barely made it into the bracket — Arizona State and Syracuse ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:14 pm

Ole Miss Sports

South Carolina ends Ole Miss’ season in SEC Tournament

ST. LOUIS — Chris Silva didn’t have his usual energy level on Wednesday night, at least in the eyes of South Carolina coach Frank Martin. ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:11 am


What time is kickoff for Super Bowl 2018 today? Halftime show time, peformers

What time is kickoff for Super Bowl 2018 today? The Super Bowl 2018 starts at 5:30 p.m. central time (6:30 p.m. eastern time) on NBC ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Sunday, February 4, 2018 11:25 am


Super Bowl 2018 prediction, latest betting odds: Eagles will cover against Patriots

It’s time for Super Bowl 2018 — New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles. NFL Super Bowl 2018 start time today is 5:30 p.m central time. ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Sunday, February 4, 2018 11:10 am


Alabama walks off with national championship in overtime win over Georgia

ATLANTA — Tua Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith to give No. 4 Alabama a 26-23 overtime victory against No. 3 Georgia to ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, January 8, 2018 11:49 pm


National Championship prediction, point spread: Why Alabama will win the 2018 college football title

ATLANTA (AP) — Wondering if Alabama or Georgia will win the National Championship 2018? Here’s a National Championship 2018 Alabam vs. Georgia prediction (see score ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Sunday, January 7, 2018 7:35 am


Alabama, Georgia to play for College Football Playoff championship with Sugar, Rose bowl wins

NEW ORLEANS — The rubber match of the Alabama-Clemson trilogy was a total dud compared to the teams’ previous two meetings. Except to the Crimson ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Monday, January 1, 2018 11:30 pm


When is the Super Bowl 2018 (52)? date, kickoff time, TV channel; complete NFL playoff schedule

It’s time for the NFL Playoffs 2018 and the Super Bowl 2018, crowning the next champion in pro football. When is the NFL Super Bowl ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Sunday, December 31, 2017 9:06 pm


NFL Playoff schedule, dates, times 2018: Bills, Titans, Falcons make playoffs

The Buffalo Bills are in the NFL playoffs. No, we’re not kidding. (see the complete NFL 2018 playoff schedule, bracket below) They needed some last-minute help from ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Sunday, December 31, 2017 8:57 pm


Santa Claus Tracker Norad, Google 2017: When will Santa arrive tonight?

Santa Claus is coming for Christmas 2017 and the NORAD Santa Tracker is keeping up with where he is now. You can see our live ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Saturday, December 23, 2017 11:59 pm

Ole Miss Sports

Davis scores 25, leads Rebels as Ole Miss thumps Bradley, 82-59

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Terence Davis scored 25 points, including six 3-point shots, as Mississippi defeated Bradley 82-59 on Friday night. Davis was 9 of ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Friday, December 22, 2017 8:27 pm


Miss America suspends CEO in email flap; more are on the way

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America Organization suspended its CEO on Friday, less than 24 hours after leaked emails surfaced showing him and ... Read more

by AP/Wire, Friday, December 22, 2017 8:11 pm

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