A balanced scoring ledger for both the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers basketball squads ended up leading to home wins over Coldwater Thursday night. Oxford’s boys defeated Coldwater 83-55 to improve to 5-1 on the year, while the Lady Chargers played another great team game in a 68-63 win. (November 19, 2010, Page 7A)
Steve Wooten writes an open letter to the mayor and board of aldermen in Oxford to express his concerns about plans to turn a short portion of East Jackson near the Square into a two-lane street. (November 19, 2010, Page 4A)
No obituaries were submitted for publication today. (November 18, 2010, Page 2)
Melanie Dahl writes to thank the sponsors, volunteers and participants who made the 3rd annual Brian Dahl Birthday Ride a success, while Anne Steel wrote to give her third report on littering in one area of Oxford. (November 18, 2010, Page 4)
- Garland Lewis McCoy — 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the Mississippi State Veterans Affairs Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Shiloh Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Waller Funeral Home, and Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.
Fans of the Lafayette Commodores can pre-purchase tickets to Friday’s Class 4A playoff game between the 13-0 Commodores and the 13-0 Bulldogs at New Albany starting today and running until noon on Friday. Fans can buy the tickets from the high school and middle school during normal school hours at a cost of $7. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Lady Chargers soccer team earned a 4-0 win over New Albany Tuesday night. Mary Helen Rychlak led the team with two goals scored. Maggie Mitchell added a goal off an assist from Maia Cotelo, while seventh-grader Zoe Scruggs added the final goal. Emily Meadows had three saves in goal for the Lady Chargers, while Megan Murphy also had a save in the split shutout. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Middle School girls and boys basketball teams earned four wins combined over Water Valley on Tuesday night. The seventh-grade girls beat Water Valley 36-12, while the eighth-graders won 31-12.
Oxford’s seventh-grade boys won 28-13 and then took the nightcap. (November 17, 2010, Page 7)
Kathleen Barnes writes to tell of her voting experience in the recent midterm election and to note that all did not run smoothly at every local precinct. (November 17, 2010, Page 4)
- Luke Anthony Hammers — 29, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home.
- Arlene JoAnn McMinn-Snook — 74, of Water Valley died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at Lakewood South Funeral Home in Jackson. Burial will follow at Lakewood South Memorial Park. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford was in charge of local arrangements.