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Linnie Liggins Willis shows off her 1970 University of Mississippi diploma that she received from the university’s provost, Noel Wilkin, on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, on the Ole Miss campus in Oxford, Miss. She was among the eight University of Mississippi students who were suspended from the university for protesting racial inequality in February 1970. Although she had completed her academic requirements to earn the diploma, the university did not award it at the time. The eight suspended students were among 89 African Americans arrested during the protests. (AP Photo / Brittany M. Brown)

Ole Miss apologizes to black protesters arrested in 1970

Feb. 26, 2020 4:21 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi has apologized to dozens of African Americans who were arrested in 1970 for protesting racial inequality on the mostly white campus where Confederate images were a deeply ingrained part of campus culture. “I am sorry it took us 50 years to do...

Woman, 84, sinks putt across basketball court to win new car

Feb. 24, 2020 2:21 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — All that 84-year-old Mary Ann Wakfield needed to do to win a new car was sink a putt across the entire length of the court at the University of Mississippi's basketball stadium. Wakfield did just that during a promotional segment at Saturday's game between Ole Miss men's basketball...

Balanced, explosive Alabama defeats Mississippi 103-78

Feb. 22, 2020 11:44 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — After a late 12-0 run by Texas A&M cost Alabama a crucial home win earlier this week, the Crimson Tide surely wasn't going to let its foot off the gas on the road. John Petty Jr. scored 21 points, Jaden Shackelford had 18, and Kira Lewis Jr. added 17 to lead Alabama to a 103-78...

Plan for north Mississippi sheriff's office: Get out of jail

Feb. 22, 2020 12:33 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Someone's getting out of the jail in north Mississippi. The sheriff's department, that is. The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors has approved a plan for the county sheriff's office to relocate from the current county jail building to now-empty government buildings across the...

Howard, No. 14 Kentucky women race past Ole Miss 94-52

Feb. 20, 2020 10:23 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Rhyne Howard scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds as No. 14 Kentucky coasted to a 94-52 win over Mississippi on Thursday night. Sabrina Haines and Chasity Patterson added 15 points apiece for the Wildcats (20-5, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) with Jaida Roper...

2 near death events, divorce led Rusty Nosser to walk _ fast

Feb. 20, 2020 2:13 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Rusty Nosser is a competitive speed walker from Vicksburg whose story of overcoming adversity is an inspiration to many across the country. Those up around 5 a.m. in Oxford have probably seen him. He's dressed in neon, and for anyone driving around town, he's the one dancing. Most...

No. 23-Arkansas subdues Ole Miss 108-64

Feb. 16, 2020 5:02 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Alexis Tolefree scored 19 points and Chelsea Dungee scored 18 and No. 23-ranked Arkansas disposed of Ole Miss 108-64 on Sunday to set an SEC single-game scoring record. The Razorbacks also topped the century mark beating Kentucky 103-85 last week. Arkansas (20-5, 8-4 Southeastern...

Mississippi State guard D.J. Stewart Jr. (3) and forward Abdul Ado (24) guard Mississippi guard Breein Tyree (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Mississippi won 83-58. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

Tyree carries Mississippi over Mississippi State 83-58

Feb. 11, 2020 10:17 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Breein Tyree turned in a performance that prompted Mississippi coach Kermit Davis to admit, "The best I've ever seen by one of my players and I've been coaching a long time." Tyree scored a career-high 40 points, 27 in the second half, while adding five rebounds and four assists as the...

Man accused of online threats against Mississippi drug agent

Feb. 11, 2020 8:13 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is accused of using Facebook to declare “war” on law officers, and posting the home address of a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent and making references to the law officer's family members. Christopher Casey Cook had an ongoing feud with police and...

Drama program provides “life skills through stage skills”

Feb. 9, 2020 12:01 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Drama departments are commonplace in middle schools and high schools across the country, but in Oxford, there is one school that introduces the stage to children as young as six years old. Regents School of Oxford boasts the area’s only elementary drama program, which is led by...