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122 Full-Time City Employees Head Back to Work After Furlough Ends

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com Four months after 133 city full-time city employees were furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 122 have returned to work. Of the...
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James Meredith Says It’s Time for UM to Take Leadership Position For Change

By Victoria Hosey Editor-in-Chief vlhosey@go.olemiss.edu   According to Civil Rights icon James Meredith, Mississippi is at the center of the universe.  That is, at least, with regard to racial...

UM Awarded $400K Grant to Bolster College Completion Efforts

The University of Mississippi has received nearly $400,000 from a Mississippi nonprofit to further support the university's college retention, persistence and completion endeavors. The $399,979...

UM Researchers Tackle Challenges of Safe Drinking Water in Mississippi

Recognizing that clean drinking water is a necessity of life, a group of University of Mississippi professors is using community-based research, education and outreach to...

Parent Group Gives $150K to Support Ole Miss Students

Ongoing support for students' mental health is among the many University of Mississippi services being funded this year by the Ole Miss Family Leadership...

Gate Honors Four Generations of Commitment to UM

Dr. Spencer Lee and his extended family have come and gone from the University of Mississippi over four generations, but the Lee name will...

Southern Studies Graduate Student Produces Documentary Photo Book

As an international graduate student, Elliot Grime wanted to learn about the culture of the South and better understand the region. For the past...

Quinn Colson Series by Oxford Author Ace Atkins Will Be Brought to Life on...

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com While living on his farm in Paris, Mississippi 10 years ago, author Ace Atkins created the character Quinn Colson, whose story...

BMH-NM Awarded for Commitment to Quality Stroke Care

Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the...

Oxford’s Response to US Census Still Behind State Average

By Alyssa Schnugg News editor alyssa.schnugg@hottytoddy.com Via mscensus2020.org Oxford's Response Rate for Census Only Increased 2% Since May In May, Oxford had a 38% response rate for the 2020 U.S....