Phyllis Campbell writes to say that she’s a “concerned citizen” and to point out that not all “concerned citizens” have the same feelings about a possible site for the new hospital, while Lena L. Ward writes to urge citizens to let their representatives know their priorities for funding different programs. (March 17, 2011, Page 4)
- Johnny L. Mason — 83, died Sunday, March 13, 2011, at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow in the Sanders Chapel Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Guest columnist Layne Bruce of the Mississippi Press Association discusses progress over the last few years in Mississippi as far as open meetings and open records go. Bruce’s column is part of a closer look at government, the media and the public during Sunshine Week. (March 16, 2011, Page 4)
Robert Allen writes to remind readers that March 14-20 is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week and to give information about plans for the local MS group, while Laura Bradley writes to urge columnists, cartoonists, readers and friends to leave Charlie Sheen alone. (March 16, 2011, Page 4)
- Nancy Pearl Hollowell Brewer — 67, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at her residence. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Browning Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at the funeral home.
Former Lafayette High baseball standout Hunter Mize had a great individual game in leading Blue Mountain to a 5-4 win over Bethel University this past Friday. The victory was the first TranSouth Atlantic Conference win for Blue Mountain, who just added baseball this past offseason. Mize drove in two of the five runs and picked up the save in relief. (March 15, 2011, Page 9)
Guest columnist Jeanni Atkins, a journalism professor at Ole Miss and the executive director of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes about National Freedom of Information Day, founding father James Madison and the importance of freedom of the press as part of celebrating Sunshine Week. (March 15, 2011, Page 4)
Jim Shollenberger writes to express his frustration with all the “carping” about the proposed location of the new hospital, and he suggests that it’s time to allow Baptist to do its due diligence and see what happens. (March 15, 2011, Page 4)