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Ole Miss drops second straight in loss at LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU guard Tim Quarterman only hoped his sore left ankle wouldn’t render him a defensive liability against Mississippi’s leading scorer, Stefan Moody. Quarterman did more than just hold up against Moody on Saturday. One day after twisting his ankle in practice, he turned in the first triple-double by an LSU player since Shaquille O’Neal in 1992. Quarterman had 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, and LSU pulled into a fourth-place tie in the Southeastern Conference with a 73-63 victory over Ole Miss. (March 1, 2015, Page 1B)

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    Ole Miss baseball loses late four-run lead, drops series opener at Central Florida

    ORLANDO, Fla. – In the first road game of the 2015 season, the No. 18 Ole Miss baseball team saw No. 15 UCF rally to claim the series opener, 5-4, Friday night at Jay Bergman Field. (March 1, 2015, Page 1B)

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      Ole Miss softball continue win streak, notches pair in Felsberg Invitational

      MIAMI, Fla. – The Ole Miss softball team continued to pick up the wins on Saturday by taking down two more opponents at the Felsberg Invitational hosted by FIU, defeating Michigan State and Bethune Cookman in a pair of games. Ole Miss (12-4) ran its active win streak out to nine games and improved to 4-0 on the weekend with a 4-3 win over Michigan State (8-7) before closing out the afternoon with a 5-1 win over Bethune Cookman (4-13). (March 1, 2015, Page 4B)

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        Pondering traffic control and speeders

        Local columnist T.J. Ray, after seeing a state trooper stopping someone on a rural road, wondered about traffic laws, enforcement and dealing with speeders. (February 27, 2015, Page 4)

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          City, county, MDOT workers deserve lots of credit

          We applaud the planning by city, county and state officials, and thank the workers for Oxford, Lafayette County and the Department of Transportation for all of their work in making streets, roads and highways passable during this week’s winter storm. (February 27, 2015, Page 4)

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            Don’t like the snow? Don’t worry, we’ll have something different soon

            Watch the weather over the next week or so. Watch how we go from a winter snowstorm and temperatures in the teens to thunderstorms and temperatures in the 60s. It’s just the way weather goes in north Mississippi — if you don’t like what you get today, just wait for t0morrow. (February 26, 2015, Page 4A)

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              Crime Report


              Neighborhood Watch

              A listing of local burglaries supplied by law enforcement agencies to warn residents to take extra security precautions:

              — The Oxford Police Department reported a vehicle burglary at the 200 block of South 18th Street.

              — The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department reported one residential burglary on Highway 9.


              Oxford Police

              Officers investigated six wrecks, issued 33 tickets, and made six arrests on the following charges:

              — Two for domestic violence with simple assault

              — Careless driving, possession of drugs and DUI

              — Careless driving, one headlight and DUI

              — Speeding and possession of drug paraphernalia

              — Expired tag, driving while license suspended and no insurance

              Officers investigated the following reports:

              — Three alarms

              — Three for shoplifting

              — Two petty thefts

              — Two suspicious activities

              — Suspicious vehicle

              — Ambulance assist

              — Missing dog

              — Trespassing

              — Lost property

              — Civil matter

              — Abandoned vehicle

              — Malicious mischief

              — Vehicle burglary (See above)


              University Police

              Reports unavailable this morning.


              Sheriff’s Department

              Deputies investigated two wrecks and the following reports:

              — Three alarms

              — Animal complaint

              — Residential burglary (See above)

              — Petty theft

              — Seven service calls

              — Vandalism

              — Scam

              — Four traffic complaints

              — Follow-up report


              Oxford Fire Department

              No activity to report.


              Lafayette County Fire

              No activity to report.


              County EMS

              Six EMS calls were reported in the county.

               (February 25, 2015, Page 2A)

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                UM Music Department presents Black History Month concert

                University Communications


                As part of the University of Mississippi’s observance of Black History Month, the Department of Music  will present its annual concert Thursday night.

                The event begins at 7:30  in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.

                “The Department of Music does a Black History Month concert every February, led by the Ole Miss African Drum and Dance Ensemble and featuring a variety of musical ensembles and guest performers,” said J. Ryan Breeland, program coordinator.

                “Our repertoire features Ghanaian dances and compositions by William Grant Still, Ayatey Shabazz, William Owens, Michael Ndow, Robert Sheldon, Len ‘Boogie’ Sharpe, Rafael De Leon, et al, John Rosamond Johnson, Daniel Kelley, Mary Lou Williams and Oliver Nelson.”

                Featured ensembles include the Ole Miss African Drum and Dance Ensemble, directed by George Dor; the UM Steel Orchestra and World Percussion Ensemble, directed by Ricky Burkhead; the Mississippians Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Worthy; and the UM Concert Band, directed by Randy Dale.

                Guest artists scheduled are Johnny Lane, renowned percussionist and UM professor emeritus; Samuel K. Elikem Nyamuame, co-director of Binghamton University’s African Music and Dance Ensemble; and Damien Wash, vocalist and UM alumnus. Music student soloists are George Money, vibraphone; Christopher Scott, saxophone; Kashaun Wortham, violoncello; Brandon Collins, clarinet; and Jasmaine Wilbert, lead voice.

                A UM wind quintet will also perform. Members include Donnie McGee, flute; Pamela Ponce, oboe; Kim Cassisa, clarinet; Traces Brooks, horn; and Madison Lorenzo, bassoon. Accompanists are Gordon Jason and Stacy Rodgers.

                 (February 25, 2015, Page 3A)

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                  Full stories available with delivery issues

                  Because of the winter storm in the area, some deliveries of today’s Oxford EAGLE may not be possible until later in the week. We will attempt to deliver as many as our carriers can safely deliver, and send those we can’t deliver out Thursday if roads are clear. Also, The Oxford EAGLE offices will close early today because of the weather and travel conditions.

                  As a service to our readers, we will be posting full versions of our bylined stories in today’s paper on the website, oxford (February 25, 2015)

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                    Oxford Film Fest: The Dirty Dozen

                    In a “Your Turn” column, Melanie Addington takes a look at the Oxford Film Festival and all its meant to many in the community over the past dozen years, and she invites all to take part in this week’s events to watch, learn and celebrate the film industry. (February 25, 2015, Page 4A)

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