“My title here in the legislature is senator, but we also have titles like chairman of certain committees. And I’m chairman of the Energy Committee, and then I’m vice chairman of Appropriations. I went to the University of Mississippi and got a bachelor of business administration [degree] in 1987, and I got my juris doctorate [degree] in 1990. Both degrees from Ole Miss.”
Rep. Michael Evans, 42, represents District 45, which includes Kemper, Lauderdale, Neshoba and Winston counties. He is from Preston, Mississippi.
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.
In a private interview this week with Meek School of Journalism and New Media students who are members of the University of Mississippi Capitol Press Corps, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood discussed the importance of media and journalism in a free society.
By Savannah Day Mississippi Capitol Press Corps The 2018 legislative session looks quite hopeful to Governor Phil Bryant and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, but some Mississippi Democrats feel differently. In […]
The opioid epidemic continues to claim the lives of many people throughout the nation. Opioid addiction has forced change within federal and state government and prompted some leaders to to take action to decrease death rates within the state.
There are positives and negatives when it comes to Mississippi’s education system.
Some believe the new public charter school, Clarksdale Collegiate Prep, set to open in Clarksdale in the 2018-2019 school year, is a better option for students. Others disagree, and some aren’t sure.
Democrat Representative Credell Calhoun, 74, of District 68 – Hinds and Rankin counties, has been in politics since 1979. Before Calhoun started his political journey, he attended Prairie View A & M University and Jackson State University, where he earned a bachelors of arts degree in business administration and political science and a master’s degree in counseling. Calhoun also served in the Marine Corps.
As the 2018 legislative session convenes in Jackson, lawmakers know that education funding is sure to draw intense scrutiny and debate, and Oxford’s two legislators are gearing up their respective sides for a fight over a multitude of education policy issues.
By Terrence Johnson Mississippi Capitol Press Corps What is your name, age, where are you from? Oscar Denton, 63, from Vicksburg. What is your title? Where did you attend college? What […]
Kaitlin Hollister Oxford Stories firstname.lastname@example.org Cassandra Singleton has been using assistive technology since 2010, after an infection that left her paralyzed from the neck down with a damaged spinal cord. Although doctors […]
What does it mean to be a woman today? What exactly is feminism?
RebelThon is a yearlong fundraiser for the only children’s hospital in Mississippi, Blair E. Batson in Jackson. At the end of the fundraiser, a 12-hour dance marathon is held in honor of the money raised and the children fighting in the hospital.
Mattie Thrasher Oxford Stories When was the last time you talked, or even heard about climate change? The topic seems increasingly disregarded by mainstream media, which has created doubt. However, media is […]
Making the decision to study abroad was one of the most rewarding decisions I have made in my college career thus far. Being in my third year at this university, I came to the decision to study abroad at the beginning of my spring semester of my sophomore year.
When Tim Kalich joined The Greenwood Commonwealth in April of 1982, it was with the intent of climbing the ladder and getting back to the big city. He left his job as a researcher at Wilson Quarterly, a Washington D.C. based liberal arts journal, when his editor encouraged him to seek a job at a newspaper.
Around a year ago, an intense fervor rose within Oxford. The introduction of a Mississippi bill forced everyone to ask themselves where the line should be drawn between LGBT rights and religious freedom.
With House Bill 1523 now law in Mississippi, civil rights organizations seek equality for LGBTQ community
On Oct. 10, House Bill 1523, also known as the Religious Liberty Accommodations Act, was passed in Mississippi, and some fear it may give businesses and the government freedom to discriminate against the community.
Local businesses form the backbone of our communities. In addition to providing a wide variety of services, they also add much-needed personality to the area. Bim Bam Burgers is just one example – a story of a dream realized along with all the hardships and struggles that come with it.
Patience can be a difficult skill, but it’s important in the sales industry. Working an 8-5 job of cold call sales, Jamie Holcombe must stay positive in her job at the Oxford-based company, Greenserv.
An Oxford woman is working to bring a program to Oxford and Lafayette County that helps provide advocates for abused and neglected children.