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TVA Announces Oxford and Lafayette County as one of ten communities for Innovation Academy 

   The Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation (EDF) is proud to announce that Oxford and Lafayette County will be one of only 10 communities taking part in the recently launched Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Community Innovation Academy beginning in the spring of 2020. This program is focused on economic development and dedicated to teaching those in the industry how to ...

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Ole Miss enrollment down for third straight year

Enrollment is down at the University of Mississippi for the third straight year. The Oxford Eagle reports that 2019 enrollment numbers for all six Ole Miss campuses show a 3.5% decrease from 2018. That’s the highest percentage drop over the last three years. Numbers released by the Institutions of Higher Learning show the system now has 22,273 students, which is a decline ...

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Professor: I canceled conservative speaker’s Ole Miss visit

A conservative commentator was able to deliver her lecture at the University of Mississippi, saying “it’s comforting to see that Ole Miss is still a place where free speech is welcome.” Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss’ lecture was moved to the student union from the school’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics to avoid violating the center’s charter, which ...

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Ole Miss backtracks on conservative speaker’s cancellation

The University of Mississippi says a lecture by a conservative journalist is back on after initially being cancelled. The Oxford Eagle reports Daily Wire contributor Elisha Krauss will speak in the university’s student union on Wednesday. The talk was originally set to be inside the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, but Krauss said she was told by a professor that ...

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Ole Miss does roughly $128,000 in first-game beer sales

By PARRISH ALFORD / Daily Journal OXFORD – The first day of beer sales at Ole Miss took in $128,000, interim athletics director Keith Carter said. The school sold 15,400 units at $8 and $9 per unit. Net sales numbers were not available. Ole Miss became the seventh SEC school to announce beer sales after conference presidents voted last May ...

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Protesters shout down Ole Miss chancellor announcement

A news conference that was supposed to name trustees’ choice for a new chancellor at the University of Mississippi never happened, as protesters shouted down the expected announcement of former Mississippi Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce . After pleading for civility, Trustee Ford Dye retreated from the lectern Friday in an on-campus hotel ballroom in Oxford, as protesters refused to ...

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Ole Miss student pleads not guilty in death of slain student

A University of Mississippi student has pleaded not guilty in the slaying of a fellow student found dead miles from the Oxford campus. News outlets report Brandon Theesfeld of Fort Worth, Texas, entered the plea Monday to a charge of kidnapping and capital murder in the death of Alexandria “Ally” Kostial of Kirkwood, Missouri. Lafayette County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly on ...

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County planners keep pause on development over water issues

A north Mississippi county is keeping a moratorium on development in areas served by a water association plagued by complaints about discolored water. The Oxford Eagle reports the Lafayette County Planning Commission has voted to maintain the ban on new water connections in the part of the county served by the Punkin Water Association. Jason Frye is president of the ...

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Another Mississippi electric co-op eyes high-speed internet

Another Mississippi electric cooperative wants to get into the internet business. North East Mississippi Electric Power Association tells The Oxford Eagle that it will ask its members during a December annual meeting to authorize a broadband internet subsidiary. The cooperative says it aims to offer fiber optic service to all of its 27,000 customers in Lafayette, Marshall, Union, Pontotoc and ...

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Seventh grader is school’s first female football player

By NATHANIEL GABLER / Oxford Eagle OXFORD  Aniah Echols walks gingerly, shading her eyes with her right hand as she treads through the boys locker room at Oxford Middle School looking for her coach. Just a seventh grader, Echols doesn’t really know any different. But in a way, she’s forced herself to do a lot of growing up quickly in ...

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