NEW ALBANY — A chance for the Lafayette Lady Commodores basketball team to claim a second consecutive district tournament championship was sunk Thursday night by the North Pontotoc Lady Vikings.
A strong effort late in the game was not enough to overcome a sluggish start for the Lady ‘Dores at the New Albany Middle School Gym, as Lafayette fell 62-48 to the Lady Vikings in the semifinals of the Division 2-4A Tournament. (more…) (February 10, 2012, Page 7A)
Both Oxford High basketball squads secured a spot in the MHSAA Class 5A Playoffs next week and a spot in the Division 2-5A championship games with wins over Saltillo at the OHS gym Tuesday night.
The similarities to the two teams’ victories stop there though, as the Lady Chargers cruised to an 83-35 win and the Chargers had to fight off a late run by the Tigers to win 62-55. (February 8, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford EAGLE Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks got the call the other day – he’d won the Jamaican lottery and $1.5 million. The big problem, Eubanks writes in recalling the conversation with the guy trying to give him the money (for a fee), was that he never entered the Jamaican lottery. (February 2, 2012, Page 4)
The Yalobusha General Hospital and Nursing Home in Water Valley will not only celebrate the opening of its new facility in the physical therapy department on Sunday, but it will also observe its 50 years of providing medical services to the city, county and surrounding area. (more…) (January 27, 2012, Page 2A)
Lafayette’s basketball teams found out first hand Tuesday night that size really does matter on the court.
New Albany post players Jazmine Spears and Moses Kingsley each played huge roles in their team’s Region 2-4A victories at Lafayette, with the Lady Bulldogs winning 47-31 in the opener and the Bulldogs pulling out a 42-36 win in the nightcap. (more…) (January 25, 2012, Page 6)
The Mississippi State University billboard advertisement on West Jackson Avenue was taken down Wednesday, due to a violation of NCAA recruiting rules. (January 19, 2012, Page 1)
Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks got another neat gadget for Christmas – a Roku – and it sparked memories of how he’s learned to adjust to all of the new and improved products that make life easier and more entertaining. (December 29, 2011, Page 4)
Lots of projects – Olin Corp.’s Centerfire plant, the new Oxford High School and talks about the sale of the hospital – got rolling in the first quarter of 2011, but there was one ball that really got rolling as more than a foot of snow fell in two separate storms the first two months of the year. Take a look back at January, February and March’s events in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community. (December 27, 2011, Page 1)
Ole Miss freshman guard LaDarius “Snoop” White had been waiting for a chance to showcase his talents to Rebels fans.
When it comes to Christmas gift ideas, there are those who are easy to buy for – youngsters and women – because they’ll quickly offer suggestions and even a list. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks writes about the person that’s always difficult, if not impossible to buy for – the man of the house. (December 1, 2011, Page 4)