Thursday, October 22, 2020

Opinion

Blog: The Importance of Resiliency

COVID-19 is determined to test each and every one of us and make our lives more challenging. It seems like every time we adjust...

Lafayette County Democratic Party Releases Statement on Confederate Statue

The Lafayette County Democratic Party Executive Committee released a statement Thursday in response to the Lafayette County Board of Supervisors' recent vote to keep...

Op-ed: Investing in LOU Community Knows No Bounds

By Kurt Brummett Executive Director United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County kurt@unitedwayoxfordms.org As anyone who has suffered the misfortune of trying to sell collectible tins of popcorn can...

Opinion: Changing the State Flag is Right for Every Reason

By Jeff Roberson Hottytoddy.com contributor robersonjeff0630@gmail.com I guess I’m about as Mississippi as you can get. I’ve never lived in any other state. A lot of you...

Blog: Use PTSD Awareness Month to Learn More, Raise Awareness for Those Impacted

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was once regarded as a disorder that was rare and only impacted those who were struggling to come to terms with...

Jerry Mitchell: We Need to Fight the Pandemic of Hate

By Jerry Mitchell Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting The pandemic started far from our nation, but the disease soon struck our shores. Our leaders downplayed the possible...

Opinion: A Flag for All in Mississippi

By Beth Ann Fennelly Poet Laureate of Mississippi For the New York Times I’m a proud Mississippian, and our state’s poet laureate, but I don’t fly the...

OPD Chief McCutchen Addresses Police Interaction, Training, Mission

On behalf of the Oxford Police Department, I would like to address concerns and questions that we have received recently in regards to police...

Op-ed: Reforms Could Bring Accountability, Restore Trust in Law Enforcement

By Brett Kittredge Mississippi Center for Public Policy Should someone who was allegedly trying to use a counterfeit bill be subject to the death penalty? Obviously,...

Understanding the Criminal Charges in George Floyd’s Death

Many people have called for first-degree murder charges in the death of George Floyd. While the desire for greater sentences is understandable, a call...

On Religion: Evangelical Believers in the Age of Fake News, QAnon

A majority of evangelicals are worried about "fake news" and they also think mainstream journalists are part of the problem. The question, as pandemic-weary Americans...

Blog: Remain Optimistic with Mental, Physical Health as Pandemic Continues

We are all emerging from a cave-like existence as stringent social distancing measures begin to loosen and businesses reopen. How does it feel to slowly...

Op-ed: Ole Miss Journalism Students Found a Tough Mentor, Abiding Friend in Dean Will Norton

Submitted by Bob Lewis RobertQLewisJr@outlook.com It was a balmy and carefree April morning in 1977 as I squeezed my large frame into a cramped classroom desk...

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Blog: Remain Optimistic with Mental, Physical Health as Pandemic Continues

We are all emerging from a cave-like existence as stringent social distancing measures begin to loosen and businesses reopen. How does it feel to slowly...

Op-Ed: Initiative 65 Will Establish Well-Regulated Medical Marijuana Program

I am writing to set the record straight about Initiative 65 and ask you to please “Vote Yes on 65" on your...

Spice Found in Vapes at Local Gas Station Results in Two Arrests

Two Oxford men have been arrested on drug charges following an investigation that began after local high school students had adverse reactions to using...

Blog: Use PTSD Awareness Month to Learn More, Raise Awareness for Those Impacted

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was once regarded as a disorder that was rare and only impacted those who were struggling to come to terms with...