Errol Castens

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By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – In less than three weeks, an eclectic collection of scholars, other literary professionals and enthusiastic readers will descend upon the University of Mississippi to digest the writing and world of its most famous son. As they have for 42 years, fans of William Faulkner from across the United […]

By Errol Castens Oxford Citizen The month-long experiment with two traffic lanes on an additional two-block stretch of University Avenue will likely start Tuesday afternoon. The four-lane thoroughfare between Fifth Street and Grove Loop will be transformed for the month of July to include two bicycle lanes, mid-block crosswalks and other infrastructure. The plan includes […]

Today, this column is addressed to my fellow white, politically and socially conservative Christians. It reiterates a point I made in this space some 14 years ago – a point Sen. Roger Wicker recently emphasized in urging consideration for a new state flag. First, let me concede a few arguments: 1. A new flag will […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Hotel tax receipts for April were up a whopping 39 percent over the same month in 2014, and food and beverage tax collections were up 11 percent. The $27,569 brought in by the 2 percent tax paid by hotel and motel guests in April set a new record […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Lafayette County-Oxford-University CrimeStoppers leaders are spearheading an effort to establish a public safety memorial in downtown Oxford – ideally, the lawn of the Lafayette County Courthouse. Three law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty within Lafayette County – University of Mississippi Police […]

When the young white man whom I will not name decided to murder in cold blood a group gathered at Charleston, South Carolina’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, it highlighted a host of evils. • He rejected God as life giver and people as image bearers. One cannot see people as the objects of God’s […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – If Lafayette County Fire Coordinator Jerry Johnson has his way, rural residents in several additional areas of the county may see their fire protection going up and insurance premiums going down. The Board of Supervisors will host a required public hearing on July 20 at 5 p.m. on […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal STARKVILLE – If you are one of the estimated 10,000 cattle producers in Mississippi, you may have faced a challenge in finding a veterinarian to treat a sick or injured animal right away. According to the USDA, nationally in 2010 – the most recent year for which statistics are available […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal Dan Jones might have become the CEO of another university after leaving the University of Mississippi, but the decision to go back into medical research answered several priorities. Heading up the obesity research unit at the University of Mississippi Medical Center will use his skills and previous experience as a […]

Everybody with an email account gets spam, I’m sure, with the possible exception of Mark Zuckerberg and the head of Homeland Security. But when you write for a newspaper, a TV station or any blog with more than six-and-a-half readers, every public relations person is your new best bud. Truth be told, we sign up […]