Norma Tallant Cain still misses her son, Scott Tallant, who was killed in 1991 by a drunk driver. Her pain has been amplified recently with her son’s killer being pardoned by former governor Haley Barbour earlier this month. Read her story in today’s EAGLE. (January 31, 2012, Page 1)
BLOG: Monday night proved to be everything it was being billed as — and even a little more for various reasons (the appearance of Oxford’s mounted police, for starters). (more…) (January 31, 2012)
Walking Wednesdays have been put on hold while the city and University of Mississippi await word on funding from Mississippi Department of Transportation. (January 31, 2012, Page 2)
Mardi Gras started a little early in Oxford on Monday night when Lafayette High quarterback Jeremy Liggins chose to play for the LSU Tigers and coach Les Miles. The 6-foot-3, 275-pound EAGLE Player of the Year in 2009 and 2011 picked the defending Southeastern Conference champions over Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama and Auburn on the Sports Roundup’s Commitment Show held at Irie on the Square. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 8)
The good: It’s the third time since 2006 — and first since 2010 — that the Oxford girls soccer team has made an appearance in the third round of the playoffs.
The bad: For the third consecutive time the Lady Chargers will face perennial soccer power Ridgeland. (January 31, 2012, Page 8)
C.J. Beathard said Monday the fit just didn’t seem right anymore.
After being one of Ole Miss’ first commitments for its 2012 signing class, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Battle Ground Academy quarterback (Franklin, Tenn.) officially decommitted from the Rebels over the weekend in exchange for a spot on the Iowa Hawkeyes list. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 8)
Bids for the new Oxford High School will now move forward with plans for the Oxford School Board of Trustees to determine the best choice in March. (January 31, 2012, Page 1)
It’s a good thing Anthony Hart has gone from being Lafayette’s head football coach to athletics director. Now he will have more time on his hands to take in community college football games across the state considering the rosters will be filled with a bevy of his former players. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 8)
Oxford’s talented trio of seniors will be able to call one another teammates for at least another two seasons.
During Monday’s announcement show at Irie on the Square, receiver Robert Liggins, defensive lineman K.C. Lamar and running back Mont Dean announced they plan to sign with Northwest Community College on Wednesday. (more…) (January 31, 2012, Page 9)
After putting on a show for four years at Water Valley’s Death Valley, the hard-hitting Blue Devil duo of Chris Conard and C.J. Jackson announced in front of a packed house at Irie on the Square on Monday that they would be taking their abilities to Itawamba Community College.