It’s more than a year and a half away from the 2016 presidential election, and already the Republicans are hard at work trying to figure out how to settle on a candidate who will probably be taking on Hillary Clinton. Editor Don Whitten looks at ways to trim the large field, but wonders if GOP leaders will be able to manage that feat. (April 22, 2015, Page 4A)
Very few women have been honored by being pictured on U.S. coins or bills, but there is a move now to changing that. Who should get a spot on, say, a new $10 or $20 bill? Editor Don Whitten looks at some possibilities and poll results. (April 20, 2015, Page 4)
One of the places most of us visit early and life and for the rest of our lives — the library — is being honored this week as we celebrate National Library Week. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the local public library has to offer as well as memories of other libraries. (April 15, 2015, Page 4A)
Have you notices how traffic flow and traffic lights always seem to go against you. How people ignore the “15 items or less” signs in stores, how the dog always seems to chew up valuable items instead of junk? Editor Don Whitten agrees, to a point, but then notes that you just don’t notice as much when things go your way. (April 13, 2015, Page 4)
Editor Don Whitten, after getting a call from a citizen concerned about abandoned pets, urges all who give pets as gifts and those who receive the gifts to realize the responsibility and commitment involved. (April 8, 2015, Page 4A)
Are you a list or poll person? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a recent list he received: The 100 Bestselling Used Books Since 2000. (April 6, 2015, Page 4)
Jimmy Reed decided to publish some of his grown’-up-in-the-Delta stories in a book about 10 years ago. That led to a spot writing local columns for The Oxford Eagle. And now it may earn his main characters — Jaybird, Junior and Boss — a spot in a TV sitcom. (April 2, 2015, Page 2)
Editor Don Whitten urges all to take advantage of those with age, experience and wisdom as a weekend reception honoring Billy Roberson on his 90th birthday reminded him of the value and importance of listening to our older relatives, friends and neighbors. (April 1, 2015, Page 4A)
Al Wylie Jr. — 95, of Greenwood, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood, with Dr. Rusty Douglass and the Rev. Steve Fortenberry officiating. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oxford Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Ann H. Kelly officiating. Coleman Funeral Home is handling the arrangements in Oxford. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood and 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday at First Presbyterian. (March 31, 2015)
Leatrice Randle Griffin — 100, died at her home in Coffeeville on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Coffeeville with Bro. Donnie Stewart and Bro. Daniel Hathorne officiating. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service in the church sanctuary. McKibben and Guinn Funeral Service of Grenada is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley Ann Coleman — 78, died at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi early this morning. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home. For complete arrangements, see www.colemanfuneralhome.com.
Louise Kehoe — 62, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home in Water Valley. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with Bro. Michael Haas officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Liberty Cemetery in Calhoun County. Visitation will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home.
Mary Roy Lambert — 77, of Franklin passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Highland Memorial Gardens in Jackson, Tenn., with Dr. Bob Agee officiating. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home in Franklin and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sunday at Arrington Funeral Home in Jackson, Tenn. Williamson Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Russell “Russ” Howell Waldrip — 82, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Alive Hospice Center in Nashville, Tenn. A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m.in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Blair and Bro. Charles Whitten officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9-11 a.m. at Waller Funeral Home.