More than one in three Mississippi children grow up in households under the federal poverty line, which is higher than any developed country in the world, according to rethinkms.org. With those statistics, organizations such as Doors of Hope Transition Ministries, at 924 Van Buren Ave. in Oxford, provides support and financial help to needy families.
Memphis resident and University of Mississippi sophomore Whitney Waits-Easley has experienced Sudden Infant Death Syndrome firsthand. Her 5-month-old nephew suddenly passed away in January of 2018. She said the hardest part is not knowing the cause of her nephew’s death.
According to the Mississippi Department of Transportation website, in 2016, drunk driving fatalities represented 18 percent of total traffic deaths in Mississippi. America has more drunk drivers than most countries have people. And each year, more than 10,000 people die on our roadways due to drunk driving. The site says that is the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year.
In today’s world, college students are constantly pushing themselves to give our society a reason to be proud of them. Today’s youth are encouraged to work to change things. Some members of the current generation are living with a quiet voice that tells them to always reach for more and do more. It’s easy to say, but it’s a lot harder to do.
Mississippi has the nation’s most significant number of documented food insecure individuals. Statewide non-profit Extra Table and Lafayette County’s The Pantry are working to stop food insecurities in Mississippi.
In the modern world, stress is something that is almost avoidable. Kristen Butler, 23, graduated from Mississippi State University in 2017 with a major in educational psychology and a goal of helping others.
When University of Mississippi integrated marketing communication majors Lindy Goodson and Elizabeth Lanford were trying to come up with an outfit last year for (sorority) bid day, they never expected their creativity would lead to a business and office space at Insight Park on the UM Campus.
On the edge of East Oxford is a haven for people who want to experience nature within a personal, religious setting, and it’s had a growing influence on the Oxford community and surrounding areas for 72 years. Since its establishment in 1946, Camp Lake Stephens, at 117 Camp Lake Stephens Drive in Oxford, has served the local community through summer camps for kids, church group retreats, and family and community events. Today, they are trying to reach a new generation of campers,and you’re invited to participate in their first run.
In an effort to reduce waste for our environment, more people are turning to used clothing. Thrift stores are popping up on every corner, and customers are looking for unique items. Whether it’s finding that perfect dress for formal or shoes that complete an outfit for a fraction of the price, there is treasure to be found at the bottom of bargain bins. Some people know how to capitalize on the treasures they find, and others add their own touch to clothing.
The Ole Miss Water Polo Club is one of the newest recreational sports on campus, and the team is seeking new members.
The University of Mississippi is home to about 24,000 students. Of those, 56 percent are women. There are hundreds of organizations on the Ole Miss campus, but Girl Up is one of the newest.
College towns are often filled with fast food restaurants that appeal to the average college student’s busy lifestyle and tight budget. Melody Sharp, owner of Living Foods Organic Cafe and Market in Oxford, saw this trend as an opportunity to introduce something different.
What Do You Crave? New Oxford business owner says finding committed employees can be challenging in a college town
Dependable employees are something some Oxford business owners crave. Tiffany Franks, owner of the new dessert cafe Crave in Oxford, said it can be challenging finding employees in a college town who commit to the job.
If you’re hoping to get framed, The Frame Up shop on the Square can help. The longtime Oxford business once hosted several art shows, but stopped because they took up too much time. Now the art shows are back.
If You Can’t Stand the Heat: Oxford firefighter and wife will heat up Food Network’s ‘Cake Wars’ for third time in November
Few former baseball players and firefighters also have “cake decorator” on their resume. Many have gawked over the cakes from Sweet T’s Bakery in Oxford. However, few know the story of the man behind them.
Sometimes you reach a point in your life when it’s time go get Serious. The Mississippi Gulf Coast features many businesses and casinos with a beach view. While some craft and sell arts, clothing and jewelry, others bake bread. Al Jensen, owner of the Serious Bread Bakery at 131 Main St. D., Bay St Louis, said his first love was the ocean, but he later became an oceanographer.
When Harvey’s restaurant in Tupelo was closed during the summer for five weeks beginning in July for remodeling, some Harvey’s loyal customers were not happy. Linda Edge, who has been eating at Harvey’s for more than 20 years, was disappointed to hear they would be closed for more than a month.
If there is one thing that can be supported in a college town, it is a T-shirt shop. However, the idea of selling Ole Miss and Greek life T-shirts in Oxford has become a saturated business market, with a number of T-shirt designers and retailers moving to town to support this need over the last couple of decades. Two entrepreneurial college students came to Oxford and identified a deficit in the market for cool vintage clothing.
Oxford is a hot town for buying property. That has led some area real estate companies to double in size over the last decade.
Pop. Fizz. It’s that satisfying sound you hear when you open a soda that triggers your caffeine addiction. It’s also a place for clothing addicts. Popfizz Boutique, with locations in Oxford and Jackson, is a popular place to find the latest trends. The stores are owned and operated by four Ole Miss alumni who never imagined it would be part of their future.
Sip in the ‘Sip: Oxford welcomes new shake and tea business billed as healthy alternative to high sugar options
Owners of the new business Oxfordsip believe you can Sip your way to a healthier and slimmer body.
Many little girls dream of growing up and becoming cheerleaders. Oxford Cheer and Tumble is one of the places where they learn the skills needed to join a squad.
High Point Coffee, once located on the Oxford Square, has a new location that business owners hope college students will find appealing.