Jessie E. Draper — 71, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges Funeral Homes in Oxford.
Edgar Dewitt Graham Jr. — 86, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Sumner. A funeral service will be held Friday at the Church of Advent at 11 a.m. in Sumner with the Rev. Lynn Ronaldi officiating. A private burial will follow in Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. The family will receive guests at their home in Sumner from 5-7 p.m. today. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home of Clarksdale is in charge of arrangements.
He detailed his own life of being gay while growing up in Mississippi in the New York Times bestseller “Mississippi Sissy.”
Kevin Sessums’ latest work, “I Left It On The Mountain,” picks up where his previous memoir left off and details his life as a celebrity journalist in New York City to the spiritual journeys of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain to the depths of his addiction to crystal meth and back again. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 4B)
The good folks at Visit Oxford have done it again, putting together a stellar lineup of musicians and bands for the annual Double Decker Arts Festival. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks takes a look at the lineup, which features a lot of performers he’s sure will please those on hand. (February 20, 2015, Page 4A)
Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks and his wife are in the market for a new vehicle and with all the amenities in newer model automobiles these days, Eubanks discusses the “luxuries” of his first vehicle. (January 23, 2015, Page 4)
Revisions by the Water Valley Board of Aldermen to the city’s beer and light wine law last month brought a standing-room-only crowd to Tuesday’s board meeting at Water Valley City Hall. (January 7, 2015, Page 1A)
The success of the Ole Miss football team leads the way for the top news stories in the fourth quarter of 2014. (December 30, 2014, Page 1A)
Richard Ford, a University of Mississippi visiting professor of creative writing and former senior fiction professor, returns his legendary character Frank Bascombe in “Let Me Be Frank With You.” Ford will read from, sign and discuss his latest work at Off Square Books today (Dec. 11) at 5. (more…) (December 11, 2014)