In an ever-changing industry, one community newspaper is still shining a light on important Mississippi issues.
The owners of a clothing boutique that originally opened in Jackson before expanding to Oxford in 2017 have opened a new store in Nashville.
Pop. Fizz. It’s that satisfying sound you hear when you open a soda that triggers your caffeine addiction. It’s also a place for clothing addicts. Popfizz Boutique, with locations in Oxford and Jackson, is a popular place to find the latest trends. The stores are owned and operated by four Ole Miss alumni who never imagined it would be part of their future.
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.
I grew up in a small town that almost everyone could pronounce, but no one could truly spell. It was one of those towns where you had to be a native of the area to know where it was.
My dad always said I will end up in political journalism. He’s wrong. I still do not like politics. I have been exposed to trigger warning and sensitivity about microaggressions that led me to pay attention and be more informed, but politics are complicated. The wide variety of issues ranging from roads to increasing taxes on the rich sometimes goes completely over my head. We all have political opinions – some very strong, but to me, it is all very complicated and sometimes boring.
Public charter schools have only been around as a unique alternative to traditional district schools since the 1990s in the United States, but they have recently become a popular policy tool. They are separate from normal district schools and usually run by private entities while still being publicly funded.
After graduating from college in May, I am leaving the state of Mississippi. I’ve known Mississippi for my entire life. She feels safe. She feels comforting. She feels familiar. I grew up in her schools and learned from her people.
My experience working as a member of the Mississippi Capitol Press Corps has been eye-opening. Prior to our trip to the state capitol building in Jackson, I had never done any reporting outside of my Oxford, Mississippi bubble. The trip was about experiencing new opportunities and returning to Oxford a better reporter than when I left. I can say without a doubt that is what happened.
Politicians are notorious for smooth talking and skirting policy specifics while highlighting their achievements in office. State politicians are no different, and in Mississippi, where politicians haven’t had many achievements in recent years, the conversation truly must shift from one of past accomplishments to future workings.
Oxford Stories is back in session and publishing the work of Mississippi Capitol Press Corps reporters. Stay tuned to read their adventures at the state capitol. Click here to read their bios.
Brookhaven native Sam Mooney’s love for creating music began early. Over the years, his desire to write and perform songs has become a passion. His outgoing personality, determination, and talent have made his work difficult for audiences to ignore.
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.
Chauncey Taylor Oxford stories Local rapper and Ole Miss sophomore Jordan Browder (aka Blasian Junkie) has been gaining attention in Mississippi. He is a member of the Jackson-based rap group “601 Dream […]
Things are looking up for a new clothing line from Mississippi created by a Canton native. Tyrone “Turk” Steward, 19, has shipped his new Optimi$tik clothing line as far away as California and New Mexico.
Oxford, Mississippi isn’t the first place that comes to mind if you were to ask someone to name a “tech hub.” It probably wouldn’t be the second or third either. That’s why it’s exciting to see a promising tech startup here.
Wade Johnson Oxford Stories email@example.com While many college students view having a job as a way to spend their free times, others believe they are an economic necessity for living and attending […]
Sarah Henderson firstname.lastname@example.org Looking for new artwork to adorn the walls in your home? Jackson native Mary Kathryn Wheatley can lend a creative hand. The UM sophomore was exposed to artwork and […]
Meredith Enger Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal email@example.com Art has not always been easy for Mary Kathryn Wheatley. “One day my clay flew off my wheel and hit the person next to me,” […]
Ellen Simmons Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal firstname.lastname@example.org Mississippi’s chief medical examiner said more forensic pathologists are needed in the U.S. and abroad, and his own office is underfunded. Dr. Mark Levaughn, the […]
Emily Schrimsher The Oxford Eagle As the holiday season approaches, some Oxford residents are working to ensure that everyone stays warm this winter through a new program called Operation Warm-Up. Two years […]