- Joy Estelle Evans Lofton — 69, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services were held Monday at the Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City, with Dr. John Warren, David Keeton and the Rev. Carl Morris officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Springs Cemetery.
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors met on Tuesday to make several changes to past board decisions including dropping the drug court appeal and rescinding a vote to hold $4.5 M aside for a multipurpose building. The board also approved to meet twice a month, the first Monday at 9 a.m. and third monday at 5 p.m. Jeff Busby was also elected president and Robert Blackmon vice-president. (January 4, 2012, Page 1)
Ole Miss men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy didn’t know exactly what to expect from his team coming into Tuesday’s final non-conference game against SMU. After seeing his Rebels lose three straight contests away from C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum, Kennedy was hoping that the matchup with the Mustangs would be a little smoother and Rebels would be able to play with more rhythm on offense. (more…) (January 4, 2012, Page 6)
The Grenada girls made the most of their chances on Tuesday evening at William L. Buford Stadium.
The Lady Commodores did not.
Despite maintaining possession for much of the first half and generating numerous scoring chances, the Lafayette girls fell to Grenada in penalty kicks 3-2 after regulation ended in a 2-2 tie. (more…) (January 4, 2012, Page 7)
Fresh off of the gridiron, Tyler Jackson showed no signs of being over worked on Tuesday as he led the Commodores to a 4-0 home victory over Grenada.
The senior striker netted three goals in his third game back with the Commodores and played as if he hasn’t missed a beat. (January 4, 2012, Page 7)
The Oxford High School basketball staff, on behalf of the OHS teams, writes to thank the community for its part in making the recent O-Town Showdown tournament a big success. (January 4, 2012, Page 4)
Must New Year’s resolutions be made before, on on, the first day of the year? Editor Don Whitten wonders about protocol as he offers some suggestions about how to deal with resolutions and some to consider making if it’s not too late. (January 4, 2012, Page 4)