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College Board names Ole Miss provost, Morris Stocks, as interim leader

University of Virginia president Teresa A. Sullivan, left, who gave the commencement address, and University of Mississippi chancellor Dan Jones laugh at the University of Mississippi graduation ceremony at the C.M. "Tad" Smith Coliseum in Oxford, Miss. on Saturday, May 9, 2015.   (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle)

JACKSON — The College Board has named University of Mississippi Provost Morris Stocks to lead the university on an interim basis beginning June 15. After the board refused to renew his contract, Chancellor Dan Jones wasn’t scheduled to step down until Sept. 15. But Jones says he will take leave beginning June 15, and Stocks will assume his authority then. ...

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NTSB: Pilot reported problem before fatal crash into freeway

A firefighter walks past the wreckage of a plane crash on Interstate 285, Friday, May 8, 2015, in Doraville, Ga. All four on board were killed. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA — Seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway, a pilot radioed air traffic controllers to say he was struggling to gain altitude, authorities said. The pilot’s last radio transmissions before the fiery crash that killed all four people aboard came about two minutes after departure from DeKalb Peachtree Airport shortly after 10 a.m. on May 8, according to ...

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JOSH MABUS: Share and share alike

When you hear the term “sharing economy,” you might think socialist plot, or more likely, you might not know what I’m talking about. Through my unique form of amateur polling (talking to everyone I meet), I’ve determined that Mississippians might not know a whole lot about the sharing economy. At its most basic, the sharing economy states: You have a ...

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Legislators' education alternative challenged in court

JACKSON — An Oxford school patron is asking a Hinds County judge to remove from the November ballot an alternative proposed by the Legislature to a citizen-sponsored education funding initiative. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in circuit court by Adrian Shipman of Oxford, a mother of two in the Oxford School District. Shipman argues ...

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Oxford schools leader gets 6 percent salary increase

OXFORD — The Oxford School Board has approved a 6 percent salary increase for Superintendent Brian Harvey, who will now receive $138,427 a year. Board member Marian Barksdale tells The Oxford Eagle the salary is not out of line with school districts of similar size. Barksdale says the raise was needed to stay competitive with other school districts of similar ...

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May 12 election set to fill north Mississippi US House seat

JACKSON — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has set a May 12 special election to fill a vacancy in the U.S. House. The seat for the 1st Congressional District in north Mississippi has been open since the Feb. 6 death of Republican Rep. Alan Nunnelee. Candidates have a March 27 deadline to qualify for the race, and they will run without ...

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Tallahatchie River bridge to honor veterans

OXFORD — Lafayette County supervisors will ask the Legislature to allow the new bridge spanning the Tallahatchie River to honor all veterans of the armed forces. Local members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars told supervisors on Tuesday that they support designating the structure as the “Veterans Memorial Bridge.” The Oxford Eagle reports the naming of the ...

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Trial set for alleged gang members in federal case

OXFORD — The trial of 14 alleged members of white supremacist prison gang in Mississippi is scheduled for April 27 in U.S. District Court in Oxford. The 14 are each charged with racketeering tied to violent crimes and drug distribution. Federal prosecutors announced indictments in November in Mississippi and Oklahoma. Eleven people were indicted in Oklahoma. Those indicted in Mississippi ...

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Columbarium project moves forward

OXFORD — Work on a columbarium on the grounds of the historic, city-owned Oxford Memorial Cemetery is expected to begin next spring. The Oxford Eagle reports the city is spending about $4,000 on 41 extra shutters, which go in front of the niche. The extras would be used if an original shutter is damaged or engraved incorrectly. The project calls ...

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Butler Snow welcomes Joshua A. Hill

Joshua A. Hill has joined Butler Snow’s Oxford office. Hill is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Practice Group, and will focus his practice on pharmaceutical and medical device defense matters. Hill has served as a judge advocate in the United State Marine Corps since 2010. After completing his undergraduate education in political science at Missouri ...

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