693,000,000. That is the number of gallons of alcohol teenagers will consume this year. Adolescents in America face a battle every day when attempting to live sober. Around 68 percent of 12th graders have tried alcohol, with 37 percent consuming it within the last month. It is no surprise many are struggling with addiction.
Second Chance: Organization founders work to give 400,000 Mississippi high school dropouts a shot at redemption
Famed and controversial former trial Lawyer Richard “Dickey” Scruggs and his son, Zach Scruggs, are working to increase adult education and workforce training awareness in Mississippi with their Oxford-based nonprofit, Second Chance Mississippi.
Batesville native Hope Jones said she has experienced only positive results since she and her husband began using CBD oil products about four months ago to help with pain and anxiety relief.
In high school, Alex Coleman stole materials from construction sites and used them to build doghouses to sell. But one day, he was caught.
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.
n 2018, the idea of the federal #government intervening in everyday life is normal among young people and Americans in general. Our generation has grown up with government overreach is many areas of life without the slightest skepticism. I argue that the idea of limited government and the reasoning behind it has been lost or tainted in an ever-growing trend of interventionism. It is not a partisan issue – it is getting back to America’s roots.
Opinion: Marijuana is a gateway drug to pain relief, relaxation and potential statewide economic prosperity
In March of 2016, the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Program also known as DARE removed cannabis from the “gateway” drug list. This sparked controversy and many people around the country questioned what makes marijuana different from other drugs?
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.
On all college campuses throughout the United States, 11.2 percent experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation, according to mscasa.org and rainn.org. Sexual assault is real and happening daily.
Sean Gillen Oxford Stories firstname.lastname@example.org There are multiple mass shootings yearly, and when one happens, residents often say they can’t believe a mass shooting took place in their town. The Square in […]
In the United States, it is easy to obtain a gun from a local store, such as Walmart, with little to no regulation regarding who can purchase one.
Gun control remains one of the biggest issues today, yet there is nothing the government has done about it. We have U.S. citizens today who legally, or sometimes even, illegally, have weapons that are unnecessary.
Bruce Toppin, chief legal officer of North Mississippi Health Services, and Dr. C. K. White, medical chief of North Mississippi Health Services, discussed the opioid crisis.
As the spring season begins to bloom, the days get ever rainier, and the air is filled with the despair-ridden cries of allergy-stricken individuals, Oxford’s iconic Double Decker Festival draws near. The town’s festival set for April 27-28 draws thousands annually who shop for art and listen live music.
Imagine a city growing from 24,000 to 100,000 overnight. The risk of crime, violence and traffic increases significantly.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Survivors and law enforcement work to prevent sexual assault
Jackson State University student Brielle Nicole Young, 19, said she was sexually assaulted in May of 2017 and knew her attacker well.
In the age of apps and cell phones, we can send a text in a second and see faces from thousands of miles away with the tap of a touchscreen. We can even get from point A to point B with the use of an app.
Mississippi passed a bill Tuesday that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. HB 1510, or the Gestational Age Act, will make Mississippi have the most restrictive abortion practice in the country.
Oxford’s Mounted Police division has become a staple in the city’s brand while actively protecting the community, and it involves a lot of work.
After 17 people were killed at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day, Ole Miss senior Alexa Johnson held a march for the victims. From the steps of Farley Hall, she spoke to a crowd of about 100 people.
University of Mississippi senior Melissa Johnson said she felt sorrow for the Florida families who lost loved ones during this week’s shooting.
University of Mississippi students and Oxford residents are trying to make sense of the latest school shooting that claimed 17 lives at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s Day.
As a Democrat accustomed to facing challenges from a Republican-controlled state legislature, Sen. Derrick T. Simmons (D-Greenville) knows he awaits many roadblocks on the path towards what he describes as a better Mississippi, but that isn’t stopping him.