The Mississippi Parole Board denied parole for Anthony Jenkins, 45, who convicted in 1987 for killing 4-year-old James Neal Freeman and wounding Debi Freeman in 1985 with a rifle while the family was driving along College Hill Road.
Jenkins was sentenced to life in prison and has been up for parole three times but has been denied each time. The latest hearing was held in January. He will be eligible again in 2014. (January 31, 2011, Page 2)
Lafayette County Tax Assessor/Collector Martha Thornton said, after 36 years, it’s time for new blood in the tax assessors’ office.
Thornton, who has served Lafayette County as its tax assessor and collector since 2000, will not be seeking reelection in this year’s county elections.
See a listing of all those who have filed qualifying papers for the 2011 county elections in today’s EAGLE. (January 31, 2011, Page 1)
Led by Brian Williams’ 18 points and Scotty Hopson’s 16, Tennessee used a 16-4 second-half run to cruise to a 74-57 win over Ole Miss at the C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum.
Tennessee’s run, which pushed its lead to 60-49, was a complete team effort as five different players scored, led by five points from Cameron Tatum, who finished with 13. (January 31, 2011, Page 6)
Swinging the new BBCOR (ball-bat coefficient of restitution) bats that have been implemented by the NCAA for the 2011 season, the Ole Miss baseball squad officially got started on the practice field on Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, it was the pitching staff that appeared to get the best of the batters in two intrasquad scrimmages as a total of 10 runs were scored during the two games. (January 31, 2011, Page 6)
The Chargers advanced to Tuesday’s 5A North Half title match against Pearl by defeating Callaway 3-2 in penalty kicks. Oxford (13-4-1 overall) gained a huge measure of revenge with the win over Callaway, the only team to beat OHS last season, by playing as a team and learning from some of the tight games it had been involved in during the season. (January 31, 2011, Page 6)
Miller Hall is coming down after 50 years to make way for three new residence halls. The university is waiting word from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to ensure that they can move forward with the project. (January 31, 2011, Page 1)
BETTY SUE REYNOLDS LIPSEY – 73, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at the Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Southern Funeral Home Chapel in Lexington. Burial will follow in the Malone Cemetery in Lexington. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
JOHN ALBERT RICE JR. – 92, formerly of Columbus, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at Azalea Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Oxford. Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Graveside services, with military honors, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, with the Very Rev. James F. Carlyle officiating.
JACQUELINE REEH SMITH – 68, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
MARY LOUISE WORTHAM – 79, died Sunday at her residence in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford. (January 31, 2011, Page 2)
Once he made the six-hour trek south, heard the sales pitch of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns and saw all that Lafayette, La., had to offer, Buckley knew he had found the right fit and gave his verbal commitment to the coaching staff on Saturday. (January 31, 2011, Page 7)
The Lafayette basketball program had a difficult night on Friday against Center Hill.
While the Lady Commodores got caught up in a free-throw filled fourth quarter during their 52-46 loss, the Commodores were unable to match the Mustangs’ versatility in a 76-50 loss. (January 31, 2011, Page 7)