Preseason watch lists for two of college football’s top awards — the Maxwell Award and Chuck Bednarik Award — were announced Monday, with Ole Miss seniors Bo Wallace and Cody Prewitt among those listed. (July 8, 2014, Page 8)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a story he heard from his group of storytellers about a boxing match between fighters from two rival towns and how one of the boxers had to work extra to get his desired outcome. (July 8, 2014, Page 4)
Runners in the Oxford area kicked off the holiday weekend with the Stars & Stripes 5K Run on Friday in Oxford with local runners taking home a majority of the titles.
Ten runners from Oxford or Water Valley placed first in the run in their respective age divisions while a pair of Oxford residents also finished as the overall winners. The race benefited the Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society. (July 7, 2014, Page 6)
Charles Dollar writes to point out — and list many of the names — that many white Mississippians who participated in the civil rights movement are often overlooked or forgotten. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)
Eight years ago, Toby Hansson. got a phone call from then-Ole Miss men’s tennis head coach Billy Chadwick with an opportunity to become the assistant coach. Hansson accepted the offer and the rest is history.
Earlier this year, Hansson was tapped by athletics director Ross Bjork to replace Chadwick when the latter announced he would retire at the end of the 2014 season. (July 4, 2014, Page 6A)
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Abby Newton, Kathryn Fowler, Maria Toennessen and Stani Schiavone from the Ole Miss women’s golf team earned Women’s Collegiate Golf All-American Scholar honors it was announced on Wednesday (July 4, 2014, Page 6A)
Religion writer Randy Weeks writes this week about spiritual darkness and how God can see us through it.
Master Gardener Anna Haller writes this week about the banana tree. (July 4, 2014, Page 3B)
Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the Fourth of Julys during the Civil War. (July 4, 2014, Page 3B)
Columnist Steve Stricker tells of his admiration for Ole Miss’s winning baseball coach. (July 4, 2014, Page 1B)