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)
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)
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.
The Ole Miss baseball team officially opened its preseason last Friday with a plethora of possibilities surrounding the team, both in the form of headlines and lineups.
Head coach Mike Bianco is looking for the Rebels to get the spring off to a good start. (January 31, 2012, Page 10)
- Francis Lee “Frankie” Butts — 60, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- John Burton Coop Jr. — 54, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East in Memphis. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel in Oxford.