Filling a critical need on a coaching staff that went through a major shakeup after a 5-7 season, Texas hired Mississippi State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz to do the same job with the Longhorns. (more…) (January 6, 2011, Page 6)
Dead birds and dead fish. Coincidence or incidental? That’s the question local columnist Deidra Jackson asks as she talks about a few ongoing stories with widespread coverage and widely varied explanations. Jackson urges us to seek the real truth and also to remember that we’re responsible for taking care of this Earth. (January 6, 2011, Page 4)
- Ruby Doyle Vinson Hall — 86, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
- Sherlie Fay Sullivan Swann — 50, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at her home in Coffeeville. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Ecru Baptist Church in Pontotoc County. Burial will take place at Warren Cemetery in Pontotoc County. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
The Oxford Rebels, a 7-year old Select baseball team, will be holding tryouts for youth ages 7 or younger that have a birthday by April 30. The deadline to sign up for the tryout is Feb. 1. For more information about the tryout, contact Kyle Wicker at 816-2843. (January 5, 2011, Page 7)
Registration for the Oxford Park Commission’s spring soccer league has begun. The cost to participate is $50 for new players and $25 for returning players ages 4 to 14. For more information, contact C.J. Ketchum at (662) 232-2380. (January 5, 2011, Page 7)
Registration for the Oxford Park Commission’s spring baseball league is underway. The cost to participate is $50 and the league ranges from age 5 to 15. Children must be 5 by April 30 of 2011 to participate. For more information contact the OPC office at (662) 232-2380. (January 5, 2011, Page 7)
The Oxford Lady Chargers basketball squad avenged their lone loss of the season on Tuesday with a 53-52 double-overtime victory over Grenada. The Oxford boys lost 64-52 to Grenada in the nightcap. (more…) (January 5, 2011, Page 7)
Lamarcus Faulkner scored nine points to help lead the 9-10 year-old Lakers to a 19-17 win over the Bulls in Oxford Park Commission youth basketball action.
In two 7-8 games, the Lakers defeated the Heat 18-4, while the Jazz beat the Bulls 18-13. (January 5, 2011, Page 7)
Former Oxford resident Jo Middleton writes to tell how she’s left Oxford but its writers haven’t left her. She relates stories about authors from the community and wonders if she might have picked up a little of the “spirit” to use in a book of her own. (January 5, 2011, Page 4)