The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved the basic style and color of proposed parking meters for premium spots around the Square that are expected to be in place this summer. A Certificate of Appropriateness was also granted to hotel developers to begin construction of Hotel Oxford to replace the former Downtown Inn. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)
- Kay Frances Bruce — 58, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Philadelphia Cemetery in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Alonzo Crocker — 75, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his home in Coffeeville. Services will be held Wednesday at Goshen Church in Yalobusha County. The processional to Goshen Church will leave Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley at noon Wednesday. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
- Eddie “Boosie’ Hilliard — 57, died Monday in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
- John Eugene Pruett — 57, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Henry Chapel of the Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Sand Hill Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Ocia Smith — 89, died Monday at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Serenity-Martin Funeral Home of Oxford.
Leadership in sustainability has earned the Lafayette, Oxford and University of Mississippi community the designation of Valley Sustainable Gold Community by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
The award was given to city, county and university leaders Tuesday by TVA representatives during a ceremony at the Insight Park on campus. The LOU community is the only, and first, community to be given the gold deal designation in Mississippi.
The designation, initiated by TVA Economic Development, helps communities improve existing sustainability programs and increase ability to attract new investment and jobs to their communities. (January 28, 2014, Page 1)
The stats show just how aggressive Ole Miss has been going after opponents’ shots this season. (January 28, 2014, Page 6)
Jimmy Reed recalls his cotton-chopping days and the lesson he learned about how persistence leads to success. (January 28, 2014, Page 4)
With temperatures in the high 50s this weekend in Oxford, it almost felt like an early spring was on its way. But don’t put away your coats and mittens just yet. Temperatures plunged again Monday, and the community is expected to remain in the deep freeze until at least Wednesday. (January 27, 2014, Page 1)
Investigators with the Oxford Police Department are continuing to look into a rash of armed robberies that occurred within the past three months. (January 27, 2014, Page 1)
Marshall Henderson finally got his shot at Mississippi State. He didn’t let it go to waste. (January 27, 2014, Page 6)
Ole Miss welcomed a bevy of commitments along with all of its top targets to town for its biggest recruiting push of the year over the weekend. For some of the guys already in the fold, it was a stress-free trip. (January 27, 2014, Page 6)
It has been said sometimes adversity is what you have to face to become successful. For the No. 10 Ole Miss men’s tennis team, this weekend was not what they wanted as they came away with two tough losses in the ITA Kick-off Weekend. (January 27, 2014, Page 7)