Leighton Wilkie McCool is from a seventh generation Ole Miss family, but decided to attend the University of Tennessee and majored in journalism. However, Mississippi called her home, and she is now raising three boys, Davis, Merrick, and Wyatt, with her husband, Campbell McCool.
Filmmaker and IT expert Pablo Correa is using his own upcoming multimodal project on Mississippi civil rights’ activist Fannie Lou Hamer to educate others about how they can create their own meaningful projects.
Children aged 10 to 17 in Mississippi are leading the nation in obesity. Adults follow close behind, as Mississippi has the second highest obesity rate in the nation, according to the State of Obesity Website.
Two South Mississippi schools are making accepting others a top priority.
If you are experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts, a Broadway playwright and actor wants you to know nothing is I’Mpossible.
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.
In a state with one of the highest child poverty rates, some focus on making sure Mississippi children are warm
A new car, a new phone, or money are the normal things an 18-year-old boy asks for before leaving for college. But one request stood out. Linda Keys, founder of MS COATS4KIDZ, said one boy asked for a coat.
Teachers at Lafayette Upper Elementary School in Lafayette County are using apps to help manage behavior their classrooms. Student teacher Ali Carpenter said the app ClassDojo has come in handy.
Diabetes is a serious disease that impacts people all over the world, and experts say it’s a growing problem in Mississippi.
About nine miles west of the Ole Miss campus off of Highway 6 is a feature that Oxford alone can boast of – for the moment that is. The World’s Largest Cedar Bucket, at 979 MS-6 in Oxford, stands outside the Cedar Bucket Furniture Co., perched on a small hill overlooking the highway.
Who Dat is now a question you can ask in Oxford. Who Dat’s Drive-Thru & Bar, at 1412 Jackson Avenue, is a drive-thru daiquiri shop that opened in Oxford in February. Owner Wylie Coleman, who also owns part of King’s restaurant in Oxford, has brought a taste of New Orleans to Oxford.
Ryan Rolison was only at Ole Miss for his freshman and sophomore years. That was plenty of time for the Colorado Rockies first round draft pick in 2018 to make a name for himself on the diamond.
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.
Spring break 2015. Seth Dickerson is lying on the floor of his bedroom. In six minutes, his body went numb, and the world around him grew dark. He thought he was dying.
The year is 1812, and in the mountains of Green County in East Tennessee someone is about to born. The store he creates will go on to become an institution and the oldest department store still operating in the Southern United States.
IMC 354: Nonprofit Marketing Communications is an integrated marketing communications course offered to junior and senior students in the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media.
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.
Rebel Radio, the University of Mississippi-run radio station that airs live from the Student Media Center at Ole Miss, offers students an opportunity to become radio DJs and host their own shows. They recently created a weekly program that will shine a spotlight on Mississippi musicians.
In high school, Alex Coleman stole materials from construction sites and used them to build doghouses to sell. But one day, he was caught.
Dogs are not only man’s best friend, but a source of massive income.
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?