Historical columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series for Black History Month this week with information about the area’s first black schools. (February 22, 2015, Page 2C)
Gayle “Big Al” Allen — 69, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at his home in Oxford. The funeral service will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken White and the Rev. Jay White officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Anthony Wayne Azlin — 44, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 201, in Hope, Arkansas. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Philadelphia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bobby Irvin officiating. Burial will be in the Philadelphia Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service as the church. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.
Tyler Allen Monteith — 21, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at his home in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with Bro. Anthony Williams officiating. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
The Rev. Nathaniel Smith — 67, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Ocean Springs Hospital. Services were held Jan. 10 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Ocean Springs, with Bishop D.A. Graham officiating. Interment was in the Biloxi National Cemetery. Millender’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Coffee with your EAGLE this morning? That’s OK. Some eggs with your breakfast? No problem. A sugary soda to cap it all off? Nope, that’s not the thing to do. New food and nutrition guidelines are out that change some of the things that we’re supposed to eat. In the end, moderation still remains the key — although black coffee is certainly higher up on the approved list than before. (February 22, 2015, Page 4A)
AUBURN, Ala. — Holding a slim 43-39 lead with 3:42 left in the contest, the Ole Miss women’s basketball team went to work on the defensive end and with clutch buckets from A’Queen Hayes and Tia Faleru, the Rebels held on for a 51-46 road win at Auburn — snapping a seven-game winless streak and guaranteeing the Rebels a winning record in the regular season and the possibility of a postseason berth — the first since 2009-10. (February 20, 2015, Page 6A)
Legal moves are going back and forth on the issue of deferring the deportation of immigrants, and it’s clear much of the action involves partisan politics. We encourage our leaders to take politics out of the mix and do what is right for Americans. (February 20, 2015, Page 4A)
Local columnist T.J. Ray reacts to word that the Mississippi House of Representatives didn’t come anywhere near fully funding education for the upcoming fiscal year. (February 19, 2015, Page 4A)
The Tennessee Valley Authority has issues some hints to help conserve energy use during these winter cold spells, and we encourage all to take note of them in a move that will help save you money on your utility bills as well as helping others by keeping plenty of electricity available for all who need it. (February 19, 2015, Page 4A)
Jeff Justis and Philip Loria write about the recent column by Jonathan Scott, “A terrible truth that needs to be remembered,” with Justis supporting remembering the past and Loria calling the column and report a bit disingenuous. (February 19, 2015, Page 4A)
Columnist Rick Cleveland examines the front runners for the C Spire Gillom and Howell trophies which honor the top men’s and women’s collegiate basketball player in the state. (February 18, 2015, Page 2B)
Most of us can count our blessings with the ice and sleet settling just north of the LOU community. That doesn’t mean we should get complacent, though, with bitter cold temperatures approaching single digits forecast for tonight and the chance of frozen precipitation coming on Friday. We encourage all be remain cautious and prepared. (February 18, 2015, Page 4A)