Gail Brown writes to make the case for and to urge support for Senate Bill 2127, which would make deliberate, malicious torture of a domesticated dog or cat a first-offense felony in Mississippi. (January 26, 2011, Page 4)
- Earline Bramlett Bell, 74 of Oxford died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Baptist East in Memphis. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at National Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Burial will follow in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held for three hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Frances Waits Brown, 72, died Monday at Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
- Patricia Wilkerson of Oxford died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, followed by communion. A reception for her friends and colleagues will be held for one hour prior to the service in the parish hall. Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund; 113 South 9th Street; Oxford, MS 38655.
The Ole Miss QB Club will host its annual signing day meeting at the Inn at Ole Miss on Feb. 2. Doors will open at 8 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served during the morning and lunch will be served at 11:30. Chuck Rounsaville and Yancy Porter of the Ole Miss Spirit will be present at the meeting to keep members up to date on which players sign with the Rebels. (more…) (January 25, 2011, Page 8)
Oxford’s Class 5A first round playoff matches that were originally scheduled for today have been postponed due to weather according to athletics director Johnny Hill. (more…) (January 25, 2011)
Those who write newspaper columns, local writer Jimmy Reed says, don’t know who reads them, where they live or how they’ll react. One of his recent columns, however, got a positive reaction with a reader giving Reed a couple of examples of God answering prayers. (January 25, 2011, Page 4)
- Jewel Baines — 86, died this morning at Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Lisa Hollowell Bevan — 49, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at her home in Batesville. Services were held Sunday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial followed in Forrest Memorial Cemetery in Batesville.
- Beatrice Davis — 89, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Thomas Watkins Elliott — 76, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
- Edith Harding Jones — 89, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. A private family graveside service was held Sunday, with burial in Yellowleaf Cemetery. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
- Frances Edwards Oliver — 86, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
- Jacalyn Diane Sills — 56, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Oxford. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at her home, located at 281 CR 323 in Taylor. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Jack Walton Thrift — 80, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service in the church parish hall Tuesday. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ole Miss rediscovered its outside shooting touch to open the second half and surged away from LSU for a 78-51 victory Saturday.
Valencia McFarland scored 21 points and hit two late free throws to seal the victory, and Ole Miss upset No. 23 Arkansas 69-65 on Sunday.
Ole Miss (9-9 overall, 2-4 in the Southestern Conference) rallied from an early 14-2 deficit to snap a four-game losing streak. (January 24, 2011, Page 6)