- Bobby Ray Hamm — 68, died Monday at Covington County Hospital in Collins. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Cora M. Jordan — 69, died Monday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Barney Steven McNeely — 61, of Lynchburg died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Peakland Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory of Lynchburg is in charge of arrangements.
- June West — 91, died Jan. 3 at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
For a brief moment, Michael Dyer stopped running.
Oxford’s home District 1-5A games with West Point, originally scheduled for tonight, have been moved to Feb. 3. The games will be varsity only and it will be Senior Night in the OHS gym. (January 11, 2011, Page 6)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed wonders sometimes what and how God thinks, and he’s sure He has a sense of humor. While knowing that God knows best, Reed says he still asks for things. (January 11, 2011, Page 4)
Local columnist T.J. Ray writes that public input through attending public meetings – before decisions are made – is essential to making decisions about local programs and projects such as school and hospital expansion and growth. (January 11, 2011, Page 4)
- Barry Swain — 59, died Saturday at Tallahatchie General Hospital in Charleston. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Aubrey W. Walker, 86, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donnie Morgan and the Rev. Charles Lipe officiating. Burial will follow in the Clear Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. A retired power plant operator at the University of Mississippi, he was born in Craighead County, Ark. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Clear Creek Baptist Church, the O.D. Smith Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the York Rite and he was a Wahabi Shriner. He was an active member of the Lafayette County Volunteer Fire Department and the Lafayette County Serach and Rescue. Survivors include his wife, Marie F. Walker of Oxford; two daughters, Shirley Mason of Oxford and Rebecca Bennett Grier of Calhoun City; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Clear Creek Cemetery Fund, 50 CR 313, Oxford, MS 38655. For online condolences, visit www.wallerfuneralhome.com.
The Chargers and Lady Chargers opened District 1-5A play on a good note with a sweep of New Hope on the road Friday night. The Chargers beat New Hope 81-61 thanks to 32 points from Justin Fondren. DeShaun McNeal chipped in 15 points, while Luke Gibbs added 12 points. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 7)
Oxford High track standout Sam Kendricks set a new OHS indoor pole vault record of 14 feet, 6 inches at the the LSU High School Indoor Invitational Saturday. The previous record was shared both by Joseph Stevens and Kelly Drewery. Kendricks finished third overall in the competition against the most elite vaulters in the nation and he is currently ranked 19th in the nation for all vaulters. It was Kendricks’ first indoor competition. (more…) (January 10, 2011, Page 7)