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Man accused in Ole Miss student's disappearance denied bond

Aug. 09, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge on Tuesday denied bond for a man suspected of killing a University of Mississippi student who has been missing since early July. Judge Grady F. Tollison III rejected a request to set bond for Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, of Grenada,...

Africa sees some artifacts returned home but seeks far more

Jul. 31, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Apollo John Rwamparo speaks forlornly of the eight-legged stool, a symbol of authority for his ancient kingdom in Uganda, now glimpsed through a glass barrier at a museum thousands of miles away in Britain. The wooden stool is permanently exhibited at the...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jul. 27, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

Tupelo Daily Journal. July 21, 2022. Editorial: Don’t move FBI office from Oxford The Federal Bureau of Investigation satellite office in Oxford should remain where it is. Moving it is illogical on several levels, the least of which being a waste of money on an...

Mississippi man pleads guilty to bank robbery in home state

Jul. 26, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing a bank in the northeast part of the state. Jasper Michael Wagner, 56, of Tupelo, entered the plea onTuesday before U.S. District Court Judge Sharion Aycock, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal...

Man arrested in Mississippi college student's disappearance

Jul. 23, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is in custody accused in the disappearance of a college student last seen July 8. Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, of Grenada, was arrested on a charge of murder in the case involving Jimmie “Jay” Lee, a 20-year-old University of...

Man charged with murder in missing Ole Miss student case

Jul. 22, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss (AP) — A Mississippi man has been charged with murder in connection with the disappearance of a missing Ole Miss student. Oxford police announced Friday that they arrested Sheldon Timothy Herrington Jr., 22, of Grenada. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal said...

Kiffin describes opening query about Saban as 'pretty usual'

Jul. 18, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin provided a strong hint he and other SEC coaches who were former assistants on Alabama coach Nick Saban’s staff, including Georgia coach Kirby Smart, may grow tired of questions about their former boss. Kiffin smirked when his first...

Faulkner conference focuses on late author's modernism

Jul. 15, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Scholars of the late William Faulkner will gather in person and online to discuss the work of Nobel Prize-winning author. The University of Mississippi’s 48th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference takes place Sunday through Thursday. A university news...

Father pleads for help finding missing Ole Miss student

Jul. 14, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The family of a missing University of Mississippi student has issued a public call for help. Mississippi news outlets report that the father of Jimmie “Jay” Lee recorded a video statement, distributed this week by the Oxford Police Department, discussing...

Search continues for missing Mississippi college student

Jul. 12, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss (AP) — Authorities continued to search Tuesday for a University of Mississippi student who went missing days ago in the northern part of the state. Oxford Police renewed a call to the public for any tips leading to the whereabouts of Jimmie “Jay” Lee. His car was...