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Tenant: Thousands of bees found in Mississippi apartment

May. 09, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A woman says she has left a Mississippi apartment where thousands of bees were found living in the walls and ceiling. Alexa Lee told The Oxford Eagle that she moved to Oxford from Georgia in February to be near her mother. Weeks after moving in, Lee noticed...

Mississippi native creates postage-stamp size artwork

May. 07, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — When Blake Gore was a little kid growing up in Houston, Mississippi, he loved to draw. And, he thought he wasn’t half bad. “But as I got older, my internal critic turned on, told me I wasn’t good enough,” said Gore, 41. “So I stifled my creativity.”...

Ole Miss coach McPhee-McCuin agrees to new contract

May. 05, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi women's basketball coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin has agreed to a new contract running through 2026 after leading the Rebels to their first NCAA Tournament in 15 years. The school announced the new deal on Thursday but didn't disclose details. ...

University of Mississippi band gets bigger practice field

May. 01, 2022 14:00 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is committing $3.5 million to build a new practice field for its Pride of the South marching band. Chancellor Glenn Boyce said the university's commitment will pair with various gifts and major donations to the project totaling...

Brion Whitten makes award-winning turkey calls, viral videos

May. 01, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — It wouldn’t be fair to call Oxford resident Brion Whitten a jack of all trades. Just a lot of them. He hunts. He fishes. He fights fires, both for a living and in his spare time. He’s a former Marine who toured...

Review: News anchor Zain Asher writes uplifting memoir

Apr. 25, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

“Where the Children Take Us: How One Family Achieved the Unimaginable” by Zain E. Asher (Amistad) In recounting her family’s struggle to carry on after her father’s unexpected death, Zain E. Asher has written a handbook for hope when none seems possible. ...

Emory University to drop names of 2 men, citing their pasts

Apr. 21, 2022 18:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University in Atlanta will remove the names of a former psychologist and a former U.S. Supreme Court justice from campus institutions and professorships. President Gregory Fenves announced the changes on Thursday. They follow his decision to convene a committee...

Local author creates podcast for abuse victims, survivors

Apr. 10, 2022 01:07 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Local author Tanisha Bankston knows all about taking her pain and struggles and turning it into fuel for growth and healing. Last week, Bankston launched “My Pain is My Power,” a podcast that centers around the stories and discussions from survivors of...

3 University of Mississippi students now Goldwater Scholars

Apr. 02, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Three students at the University of Mississippi, for the first time, have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships in a single year. Ethan Lambert, of Corinth, Mississippi; Reinhard “Matt” Knerr, of Paducah, Kentucky; and Alexandria “Ally” Watrous, of...

Oxford thrift shop works to support the underserved

Apr. 02, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A local thrift shop has made supporting the under-served community in Oxford and the greater community its mission. Opened in September 2020, the Restored Thrift Boutique and Gift Shop sells donated clothing and shoes, accessories and gift items at an...