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Now they’re worrying that the weather is too good. AccuWeather.com reports that NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has not issued a single severe thunderstorm warning this month, and only four tornado warnings – something unprecedented in the center’s 45-year history. “We are in uncharted territory with respect to lack of severe weather,” SPC’s Warning Coordination Meteorologist […]

In his most extensive interview since the IHL Board decided not to renew his contract, University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones spoke with Errol Castens of the Daily Journal and Oxford Citizen on Tuesday. The interview appears in today’s print edition of the Citizen. ––––– Q: Aside from never having a bad hair day, how’s […]

By Jeff Eubanks and Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Cheers and chants joined speeches, pledges and resolutions Wednesday when about 2,500 supporters of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones rallied in the Lyceum Circle to demand his continuation as UM’s leader. The IHL Board decided last Friday and reaffirmed on Monday not to extend […]

By Bobby Harrison and Errol Castens Daily Journal JACKSON – The Board of Trustees of state Institutions of Higher Learning late Monday reaffirmed its decision not to renew the contract of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, while the opposition to that decision grew in intensity. The board met in executive decision for about an […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – After the opening of its new No. 1 Fire Station, Oxford has completed the closure of another station that it replaces. The new Fire Department headquarters opened Feb. 19. Equipment and staff moved in from the old No. 1 Fire Station on North Lamar at that time. The […]

I found myself mumbling an old Chipmunks tune, albeit with modified lyrics. “Please, springtime, don’t be late,” I hummed. Too late for it not to be late. I shall forgo complaining and instead highlight my great fortitude in not giving in to the temptation to note that it has been a long, cold winter on […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – Some of tomorrow’s Edisons may be living right here in Northeast Mississippi, and Camp Invention, hosted at Oxford Intermediate School June 15-19, may be just what is needed to find these discoverers. Camp Invention is the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program supported by the United States […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The folks deepest into the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation’s latest major effort call it “the map project,” but it’s intended to be far more than that moniker conveys. The project will indeed involve some 233 maps showing parts or all of Lafayette County – from an 1833 representation […]

By Errol Castens Daily Journal OXFORD – The last few days of spring break might be a good time to look for old motor oil, dead batteries, leftover paint and a host of other unneeded or obsolete chemicals and other items whose disposal is problematic. “We’ll be having Household Hazardous Waste Days in Oxford and […]

Several of the Coffee Clutchers were sitting around at Arthur’s a while back, stoking our fires with dark roast, avoiding anything approaching the definition of work on the premise that it might snow some amount somewhere sometime, when somebody asked nobody in particular and for no particular reason what was on their bucket list these […]