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Clarksdale resident sentenced to prison for assaulting postal carrier

A Clarksdale resident was sentenced Feb. 23 to serve the statutory maximum sentence of eight years in prison ...

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Mississippi Delta grain elevator owner pleads guilty to fraud

John R. Coleman, 47, of Greenwood appeared Feb. 23 before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Mills in Oxford ...

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FNB Oxford Bank announces key employee appointments

FNB Oxford Bank has made two new key appointments: Charly McClatchy as vice president, finance, and Raymond Hawkins, ...

Arts

Three Willie Morris winners lauded for ‘sense of place’

By Lucy Gaines UM Communications Three writers who incorporate universal themes of art, landscape and family in their ...

Lifestyle

State’s mayors unite in annual regional food drive

Extra Table has launched the North Mississippi March of the Mayors, a regional food drive sponsored by Atmos.  ...

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Former Booneville basketball coach sentenced for child exploitation

A former Booneville High School assistant basketball coach was sentenced Wednesday to serve 10 years in prison following ...

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Grisham Fellows find UM family during visit

Laurel, Newton high school students meet faculty, staff, students; explore options for college By Edwin Smith University of ...

Business

PERS casts a long shadow for lawmakers

By Sid Salter Columnist Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann recently identified the long-term financial stability of the Mississippi’s ...

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Reynolds elected in Water Valley 

New Mayor was State Rep. 44 years By Alyssa Schnugg Senior reporter Former State Representative Thomas “Tommy”  Reynolds ...

Cold Front Triggers Sharp Temperature Drop in Oxford

Lifestyle

Help available for high utility bills

Record energy use during cold snap By Alyssa Schnugg Senior reporter Many Lafayette County and Oxford residents are ...

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Building permits up 35 percent

By Alyssa Schnugg Senior reporter While it’s easy to see from the amount of traffic in Oxford that ...

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CenterPoint Energy sells its Louisiana, Mississippi natural gas assets

Sold to Bernhard Capital Partners for $1.2 billion News release CenterPoint Energy, Inc. announced Feb. 20 the sale ...

Lifestyle

Oxford Film Festival lineup released ahead of March 21-24 event

Officials with the Oxford Film Festival, which is set for March 21-24, have announced the lineup of official ...

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13 UM students named inaugural Stamps Impact Prize winners

By Tina H. Hahn University of Mississippi Communications Administrators of the Stamps Impact Prize, a new competitive award ...

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Local SRO officers honored by LC Republican Women group

Recently members of the Lafayette County Republican Women presented Valentine’s Day appreciation cards with a gift of a ...

Lifestyle

Ole Miss baseball dugout named for loyal Rebels

Johnsons’ $1M gift to UM athletics boosts facility efforts By Bill Dabney University of Mississippi Communications As the ...

Lifestyle

Tom Franklin wins prestigious Harper Lee Award

Author, English professor to be honored in March at Alabama festival By Edwin Smith University communications Tom Franklin ...

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Pontotoc man charged with felony fleeing after running from police

On February 10, 2024, the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest on a suspect who had fled ...

Lifestyle

Southern Miss releases honors lists

The University of Southern Mississippi has released its President’s and Dean’s Lists for the 2023 fall semester. The ...

Lifestyle

MS Raiders seek dancers

The Mississippi Raiders Arena Indoor Football team is looking for energetic dancers for the 2024 season.  The Raiders will play in Batesville ...

Lifestyle

County hobbled by dissolution of voters

By Harold Brummett Star Denmark Route Redistricting has been accomplished and put into practice. The arguments are many ...

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Police rely on mental health training

Crisis intervention techniques save lives Officer Roman Sones was on his lunch break when he heard a call ...

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