- Mary Clifton Rhodes Swayze — 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010. A graveside service and burial will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Stonewall Cemetery in Ethel. The family will receive friends and family at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Oxford-University United Methodist Church parlor and a memorial service will follow at 11. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lafayette’s eighth-grade football team remained undefeated on the season thanks to a 26-8 win over Grenada at William L. Buford Stadium Tuesday night. (September 22, 2010, Page 7)
There was plenty of excitement Tuesday night for Oxford’s seventh- and eighth-grade football teams as the two teams tied South Panola in action at Bobby Holcomb Field.
The seventh-grade Chargers tied 20-20, while the eighth-graders tied 14-14 in the nightcap. (September 22, 2010, Page 7)
Luke Freeman’s five-goal scoring spree lift the Oxford Park Commission Under-10 boys Galaxy soccer team to a 7-5 victory over the Earthquakes. In the other U10 boys game, the Sounders topped the Wizards 4-1. In the U10 girls league, the Crew and Fire tied 1-1 and United up-ended the Sounders 3-1. (September 22, 2010, Page 7)
David Heckel writes about the large turnout and successful USTA Mixed Doubles state championships held in Oxford recently, and points out that the effort to expand the local tennis facilities can help the local economy. (September 22, 2010, Page 4)
Olive Branch resident Erich Edward Emmenegger will showcase his line of ceramics, Three E Designs, in Oxford Floral on Sept. 24. The trunk show is part of a fall trunk show series hosted by Oxford Floral that takes place each Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. before University of Mississippi home football games.
Emmenegger has been creating pottery since the mid -80s. Over the years, his creations have been pictured in national and international publications, as well as received numerous national art awards. His work is featured in speciality boutiques and galleries around the country. Emmenegger takes inspiration from the lush beauty of the south.
Three E Designs is unique and rich in creativity. The artist often uses elaborate patterns and intricate ceramic flowers to adorn his pieces. Emmenegger offers everything from teapots, cake stands, and crosses to butter trays, fruit bowls and pitchers. (September 22, 2010)
Oxford Fire Department firefighters are battling a blaze at The Brass Monkey and The Lanes bowing alley on West Jackson Avenue this morning. Firefighters have been on the scene since around 4:30 a.m. Because of the amount of water being used to battle the blaze, many parts of Oxford have low water pressure. A power outage on Tuesday night caused by a vehicle running into a pole flipped off the switch to the main water supply.
All lanes were closed until 7 a.m. At 7, the lane closest to The Lanes on West Jackson Avenue is the only one that is still shut down. Check the Oxford EAGLE website for updates.
(September 22, 2010)
IRENE TIDWELL BURKE – 97, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Chet Bush officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 5 until 7 at the funeral home.
BETTIE BUSBY – 71, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at her daughter’s home in Plantersville. Services were held Monday at Tutor Memorial Funeral Home in Pontotoc, with Brother Ricky Pierce and Brother Jed Daniels officiating. Burial followed in the Antioch Baptist Church cemetery.
JACOB PRICE JR. – 54, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building with the Rev. Alice Blackmon officiating. Burial will be in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
WILLIAM TRAVIS “BILLY” RUTLEDGE – 88, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at his home in Oxford. Services were held at 1 p.m. today at McMillan Funeral Home Chapel in Booneville, with Bro. Bobby Hankins officiating. Burial was to follow in Booneville Cemetery.
HATTIE MAE SNEED – 88, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Union Church of the Nazarene in the Hurricane Community, with the Rev. Joe Morse and the Rev. Cecil Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Union Nazarene Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 this evening at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc and Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church. (September 21, 2010, Page 2)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about “disappearing insurance,” a valuable lesson he was taught as a youngster by Jaybird, a beloved black man who worked with his father. (September 21, 2010, Page 4)
Charles E. Treas writes about how restaurants could help local patrons who leave their credit cards behind by just taking a few minutes of their time, John McKendree writes to tell that Jimmy Nail won the Rolling Thunder rifle giveaway and John Arrechea’s letter explained a bit about the decision to take down a tree at the historic Lafayette County courthouse. (September 21, 2010, Page 4)