Imagine that you are a child of abuse with no trusted adults on your side as you stand before a judge who is about to change your life with his decision. This terrifying scenario is one that the CASA of Lafayette County volunteers are trying to eliminate. CASA, an acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates, trains volunteers who work on behalf of abused and neglected children as their cases make their way through the Lafayette County court system.
In Lafayette County, 20-25 percent of adults are unable to fill out a job application. They are unable to read the words.
Sometimes it can be difficult to relate to historical figures. They roamed the Earth hundreds and thousands of years ago. What could they possibly have in common with modern man?
At first look, Kelly McBride looks like any other college student just trying to get by in all his classes. What people don’t see is the rock star hiding just underneath the surface. He is the guitar player and vocalist for Pearl Divide, an Oxford band.
What started as a mother-daughter bonding activity has led to a business for one University of Mississippi student. Nashville native Sarah-Catherine Martin, an exercise science major, recently started a small business called Scat’s Cookies featuring decorative and custom-made sugar cookies.
Imagine going from sleeping on carpet in India as a child, to immigrating to America as a teen, and now owning profitable businesses at age 22.
Humans often have big ideas and dreams that could change our lives forever. Some may think about these ideas for months or years without attempting them. But others, like University of Mississippi student Prahar Patel, boldly move forward pursuing their dreams.
Sometimes work is more than just business. Kari Bailey opened the Oxford store Elliott Lane in August of 2015 and strives to have a personal relationship with her customers.
Water Boswell, 24, makes music with two bands. You’ll often see him playing with the band Curlers at local venues like Proud Larry’s, and sometimes he makes music at home with GarageBand, an iPhone app that enables Boswell to record music independently in the comfort of his Oxford home.
The Ole Miss Men’s Tennis Team recently began playing again, and they have a long tradition of being one of the better programs in the country.
A Vietnamese-style iced coffee and breakfast tacos are a unique way to start the morning in Oxford.
A University of Mississippi psychology major has created a flowering business that is also designed to create awareness about the importance of mental health.
Those who practice yoga know it has many benefits, such as decreasing stress, relieving anxiety, reducing inflammation and improving heart health.
Wine and art. It’s a trendy combination that has led to the creation of many business in the U.S. in the last few years. Board & Brush Creative Studio at 1525 University Ave. is a different take on the traditional art business that allows customers to create their own artwork.