By 5 p.m. Wednesday, three Oxford Ward 6 residents had qualified to ask their neighbors to vote them onto the Oxford Board of Aldermen. Liz Barrett threw her name into the hat Tuesday and will appear on the Feb. 14 special election ballot against Jason Bailey and Katie Morrison.
An icon of the local restaurant scene, Phat Tran earned his famous work ethic the hard way, laboring in restaurant kitchens as an orphan in Vietnam. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Tran about his journey to Oxford in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (January 26, 2012, Page 3)
Della Davidson Elementary School teacher Patches Calhoun and Lafayette Elementary School techer Tanya Robertson are the top teachers this year for their districts. (January 26, 2012, Page 1)
- Pauline “Polly” Story Gillock — 97, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Wesley Meadows in Hernando. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Parkway Baptist Church in Hernando. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Barbee Cemetery in Lula. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at Parkway Baptist Church. National Funeral Home in Clarksdale are in charge of the arrangements.
- W. Allen Pepper Jr. — 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Cleveland. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of the First Baptist Church in Cleveland. Ray Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Georgia Mae Smith — 72, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope MB Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
At approximately 2 p.m., Scruggs watched as two of her seniors, Andrea Colston and Karly Massengill, make sure their soccer careers would extend past William L. Buford Stadium by signing to play for Northwest Mississippi Community College. (more…) (January 26, 2012, Page 7)
Oxford’s varsity basketball teams earned two region wins over Saltillo on Tuesday night. The Lady Chargers remained undefeated and grabbed a share of the regular season region title with a 91-49 win over the Lady Tigers. Oxford’s boys improved to 17-7 overall and 4-1 in the region thanks to a 67-48 win. Erika Sisk led the Lady Chargers with a 27 points and eight steals. (more…) (January 26, 2012, Page 7)
Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze boasts great experience in his support staff, particularly after the addition of John Miller as Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations. (more…) (January 26, 2012, Page 7)