David Dorfman, artistic director of the David Dorfman Dance Company, paid a visit to Lafayette High School and Ole Miss this past Tuesday to gain insight on designing workshops for the community in April. (January 31, 2014, Page 1B)
Columnist Mavis Hovious reminds us an ever-watchful eye is necessary with small children. (January 31, 2014, Page 1B)
Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series on some of Oxford’s notable homes that have been demolished after being neglected for too long. This week’s column feature’s the Rowland House. (January 31, 2014, Page 3B)
Religion columnist Randy Weeks writes about capital punishment and how he believes it relates to God’s word. (January 31, 2014, Page 5B)
Read the outcome of felony cases during the short January court term. (January 31, 2014, Page 1A, 9A)
The Empty Bows fundraiser is slated for Feb. 13 at the Oxford University United Methodist Church. The annual event benefits The Pantry. (January 31, 2014, Page 1A)
The Ole Miss women’s basketball team dropped a 99-70 road contest at the hands of No. 7 South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., on Thursday night. (January 31, 2014, Page 8A)
DAVID JONES JR. — 67, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at his home near Oxford. Funeral arrangements with Coleman Funeral Home are incomplete at this time.
DANNY JOE MARTIN — 62, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at his home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley, with Bro. Rick Glidewell officiating. Burial will follow in the Paris Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
TOY L. PALMER — 80, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Beacham Memorial Hospital in McComb. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb, with Dr. David Millican officiating. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
TRAVIS DENTON PHILLIPS — 82, of Starkville, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, from complications due to Parkinson Disease. Services will be held at Welch Funeral Home on Saturday at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Graveside service and interment will be at Oktibbeha Memorial Gardens.
OCIA B. JONES-SMITH — 89, of Etta died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Flint Hill M.B. Church in Etta with Pator Lindsey Sanford Jr. officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30-6 p.m. today at Serenity-Martin Chapel and for one hour before the service at the church. Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
PAULINE SOWELL WHEELER — 94, of Golden died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the Red Bay, Ala., Hospital. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Donnie Riley presiding. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Golden. Visitation will be 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of arrangements. (January 31, 2014, Page 2A)
Editor Don Whitten admits he’s long been one of those folks who think many over-react when there’s a threat of snow and ice. He’s considering changing his mind, though, after reading and seeing stories about stranded students and parents in the winter storm that struck the South earlier this week. (January 31, 2014, Page 4A)
OHS student Kendall Jenkins and LHS student Jesse Coleman were recipients of the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Officers Association’s Youth Character Award Tuesday night. (January 30, 2014, Page 1, 14)