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.
Second Chance: Organization founders work to give 400,000 Mississippi high school dropouts a shot at redemption
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?
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.