City Grocery assistant manager Terry Moon reported he was held at gunpoint Saturday night on his way home. (May 31, 2011, Page 2)
Veterans and those who support them spent Monday morning honoring those who gave all for the freedoms everyone enjoys each day during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony held at the National Guard Armory. (May 31, 2011, Page 1)
On a day when America took time out to remember fallen soldiers that lost their lives in battle, the 2011 senior class at Lafayette High School held a memorial service for one of their own.
During Monday’s NCAA Baseball Tournament Road to Omaha selection show, the field of 64 teams was announced without the Rebels, marking the first time since 2002 that the Ole Miss baseball program has not had a postseason. (more…) (May 31, 2011, Page 8)
An investigation on the part of the Office for Civil Rights has led to a public hearing regarding the demotion and re-assignment of former Lafayette High softball coach Cay Papagolos earlier this year.
The OCR is currently investigating whether the Lafayette County School District failed to provide equal athletic opportunities to participants in the girls’ athletics program at LHS and at the middle school. (more…) (May 31, 2011, Page 8)
Mississippi State’s 2011 baseball season will continue this week in Atlanta, Ga., with competition in the NCAA Atlanta Regional hosted by Georgia Tech. Monday afternoon the Bulldogs received an at-large berth in the 64-team field of the 2011 NCAA Baseball Tournament.
State (34-23), seeded third in the double-elimination regional competition, will meet No. 2 seed Southern Miss (39-17) Friday at 2 p.m. Host Georgia Tech (40-19) will take on No. 4 seed Austin Peay (33-22) in the 6 p.m. (CT) nightcap. Television scheduling details will be released later. (more…) (May 31, 2011, Page 9)
The BNA Bank Cotton States Baseball League is scheduled to start their third season Saturday with a triple-header beginning at 1 p.m. Several changes are in store for the collegiate wood bat league which plays its games at Legion Field at the New Albany Sportsplex. (more…) (May 31, 2011, Page 9)
ETHEL TURNER – 75, died Saturday at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
DAVID LEE TIDWELL — died Monday in Clarksdale. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home. (May 31, 2011, Page 2)
Oxford senior Zac Barber was named Region 2-5A Most Valuable Player over the weekend by region coaches. Barber led the Chargers to the 5A North Half title series against Ridgeland as well as a 19-12 win. (more…) (May 31, 2011, Page 10)