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Mike Bloomberg opens campaign office in Oxford

The first 2020 presidential campaign office in Mississippi opened this week — and it’s in Oxford. Mike Bloomberg posters outlining the Democratic presidential candidate’s message, “We Like Mike” are pasted across the walls that were formerly the Merle Norman and Hallmark store on Jackson Ave. Jarrius Adams, director for Bloomberg’s Mississippi campaign and a recent Ole Miss alumnus, chose Oxford as a campaign office location. “Oxford is key because of the university and community involvement.

Law students defend ICE detainees six months after mass-arrest

Six months after the largest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in United States history occurred in central Mississippi, the University of Mississippi’s MacArthur Justice Center is leading efforts to help detainees and their families handle the aftermath. In what became a record-setting operation carried out on Aug. 7, immigration officials detained 680 individuals working in seven different food processing plants surrounding the Jackson area. Established in 2014, the MacArthur J

Kim and Kanye buy movie tickets for Oxford

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West bought out a theater for nearly 300 members of the Oxford community to see “Just Mercy” tonight at the Oxford Malco Cinemas on Jackson Avenue — and they’re paying for popcorn, too. Earlier this month, Kardashian West posted an Instagram story announcing her and her husband’s partnership with the non-profit organization Represent Justice to buy out movie theaters across the country for free screenings of the film. “I was just so moved after seeing #JustMercy that K

Oxford addiction educator says sweeping it under the rug means you’ll trip on it later

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. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease defined by a physical and psychological dependence on drugs, alcohol or a behavior. When an addictive disorder has formed, a person will

Young Life continues to create a community for Oxford college and high school students

Driving along Highway 6 towards Batesville, you may think there’s nothing but fields along the two lane highway, but nestled off of a county road 15 minutes from Oxford lies a modern stylized farmhouse, laden with twinkle lights and a full-sized parking lot. To the untrained eye, it may seem like another house, similar to any other home in Oxford. However, residents Brad and Emily Akin are anything but ordinary. On any given night, countless college students cram into their rustic living room,

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