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A tarp covers part of a Confederate monument Monday, June 1, 2020, on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Miss. The monument, vandalized Saturday evening, is surrounded by barricades. (Nick Suss/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

Confederate monument at Ole Miss to be moved to cemetery

Jun. 18, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate monument that's been a divisive symbol at the University of Mississippi will be moved from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus to a secluded Civil War cemetery. The state College Board on Thursday approved a plan to move the monument, but did not say when it might...

Bills, Ole Miss lineman "Gentle Ben" Williams, 65, dies

May. 18, 2020 7:59 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Robert Jerry “Ben” Williams Jr., former Buffalo Bills defensive end and the first African- American player to appear in a game at Mississippi, has died. He was 65. Ole Miss announced in a release that Williams died Monday from natural causes at a Jackson, Mississippi,...

Shootout leaves US marshal hurt, murder suspect dead

May. 15, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A suspect in an Arkansas slaying was shot and killed by authorities Friday in Mississippi during a shootout in which a U.S. marshal was wounded, officials said. Hunter Carlstrom, 33, was fatally shot by authorities after he began firing at deputies attempting to pull him over in...

Ole Miss signs Arizona State graduate transfer Romello White

May. 15, 2020 1:34 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Arizona State graduate transfer Romello White has landed at Mississippi. Rebels coach Kermit Davis announced White's signing on Friday. The 6-foot-8 forward ranked as the No. 2 graduate transfer according to ESPN. White averaged 10.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game for Arizona State...