Area baseball players who will be juniors and seniors the next two seasons can try out for the State Games. The tryout for District 2 will be June 5 at Northwest Mississippi Community College. Registration begins at noon. (May 16, 2013, Page 9)
Julie Gatlin writes to thank Brown Family Dairy Farm for hosting her Lafayette Elementary kindergarten class, while Barbara J. Smith writes to thank all of the churches, groups and students who helped The Pantry during the month of April. (May 16, 2013, Page 4)
Dr. Will Dabbs writes a guest column about the Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic and all that if offers the community’s working uninsured. (May 15, 2013, Page 4)
Preston Ray Garrett writes about gun control and government involvement, urging a move that would place armed officers in every school in America. (May 15, 2013, Page 4)
COLUMN: Remember basketball? Oh now, sure you do – it’s that indoor sport you can’t tailgate for, before or during, that Ole Miss fans treat with the horrible paradox of indifference in the way of actual support and fierce, aggressive criticism. (more…) (May 14, 2013, Page 8)
Lafayette wrapped up its track season Monday in the MHSAA Class 4A state meet held at Pearl High School. The Lady Commodores garnered another top five finish as they placed third with 55 points. The Commodores, meanwhile, totaled 23 points to come in 10th out of 34 teams. Pontotoc won the 4A girls title with 82 points. Corinth was second with 78. Tylertown won the 4A boys title with 112 points. St. Stanislaus was a distant second with 50 while Corinth was third with 45.
Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes that there are those better than he is at telling tall tales, and he gives an example of a story about a rainmaker that one of his friends told to make that point. (May 14, 2013, Page 4)