Milton Richard Hix — 79, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at his home in Water Valley. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with Bro. James West and Bro. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Sylva Rena Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held Tuesday from noon until the service at the funeral home.
Mary Evelyn Mize Massey — 88, of Tula died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Tula Baptist Church in Tula with the Rev. Hilton Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Tula Cemetery. Visitation will be held this evening from 5-7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home and at Tula Baptist Church from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.
William Edward McCammon — 80, of Water Valley died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Calhoun County with Bro. Charles Fitts officiating. Burial will be in the Turkey Creek Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Luke Cameron Phillips — 19, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Thaxton. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Broadway Baptist Church in Southaven. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Indianola City Cemetery in Indianola. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the church in Southaven. Burton Funeral Home of Indianola is in charge of arrangements.
William Reeves — 54, died today at his home in Bruce. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CLINTON — The Oxford Lady Chargers had three of the top five and four of the top seven finishers to win the Mississippi College Choctaw Open high school girls cross-country championship Saturday at Choctaw Trails, the site of the upcoming state meet. (October 20, 2014, Page 6)
It’s good to see some of our national leaders aware of ways to deal with income inequality, and we encourage all to help take the step from identifying ways to help to actually putting those ways into practice. (October 20, 2014, Page 4)
After a dominant second-half performance that saw Oxford pull away for a 42-21 victory in its division showdown with New Hope on Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field, Oxford coach Johnny Hill had no reservations about declaring his Chargers as heavy favorites for another Region 15A title. (October 19, 2014, Page 5B)
Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues writing this week about troops in the trenches at Petersburg during the Civil War in 1864. (October 19, 2014, Page 3C)
Columnist Steve Stricker remembers fondly going to Notre Dame football games and congratulates the Rebels and MSU on outstanding seasons so far. (October 19, 2014, Page 3C)
Religion columnist Randy Weeks writes about his support for former President Jimmy Carter who received backlash from the Christian community lately for saying Jesus didn’t discriminate against anyone, including those in the LGBT community. (October 19, 2014, Page 5C)
The Oxford School District could well be in the catbird seat in regard to its recent discovery that school property near and where the Scott Center is located could be worth millions of dollars. We applaud the school district for looking into the situation and encourage them to make the best decision for the students, the school system and the community. (October 19, 2014, Page 4A)
SENATOBIA — East Mississippi showed why it’s the best team in junior college football Thursday. The defending NJCAA national champion Lions rolled up 25 first-quarter points, suffocated Northwest’s offense and cruised to a 49-0 victory over the Rangers at Bobby Franklin Field to clinch their fourth consecutive MACJC North Division title. (October 17, 2014, Page 6A)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Stan Hindman, one of the finest interior linemen in Ole Miss football history, has been selected as Ole Miss’ representative for the 2014 class of Southeastern Conference Football Legends. The SEC Legends Class includes 14 former SEC stars that have made a name for themselves as great athletes on the playing field. (October 17, 2014, Page 6A)