Debbie Cook Hewlett writes to urge members of the community to share in the excitement of the Lafayette High School football team winning a state championship and going 16-0 by helping members of the team raise money for championship rings, while Joanne and Mark Wilkinson congratulate the Ole Miss Theater Department for an outstanding job with “A Christmas Carol.” (December 8, 2010, Page 4)
- Bonnie R. DePriest — 75, died Monday at Webster General Hospital in Eupora. Arrangements are incomplete with Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Darby Thompson Shelton — 52, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at her home in Water Valley. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial will follow at Tabernacle Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 this evening at the funeral home.
Oxford’s girls soccer team played two of the best teams in the state over the weekend and fared well in both games. The Lady Chargers lost 2-0 to Ridgeland and tied Gulfport 0-0. Ridgeland is the defending Class 5A champion, while Gulfport won its district last season in Class 6A. Emily Meadows had seven saves in the loss to Ridgeland and then had 11 saves in the tie against Gulfport. Oxford’s defense was led by Maia Cotelo. Allison Lyon, Eden Sandlin and Maggie Mitchell were credited with solid overall play, while Meredith Sanford led the offense. Both Oxford teams will return to action Friday against Lafayette.
The Lady Chargers will play LHS at Ole Miss at 5 p.m., while the Chargers play the Commodores at 7. (December 7, 2010, Page 9)
The Oxford Booster Club will be selling DVD’s of the 2010 OHS football season as well as clothing and accessories. OHS boys basketball coach Drew Tyler will be the guest speaker at the meeting that will be held in the Oxford Commons at 5:30 p.m., Thursday. (December 7, 2010, Page 9)
The Christmas holidays are a time, if there is any during the year, when we need to be thankful for all we have in our country. Local columnist Jimmy Reed points out that today’s date (the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the U.S. entrance into World War II) and Christmas mark notable times in our country’s history and in it becoming the nation it is today, and urges all of us to keep an attitude of thankfulness. (December 7, 2010, Page 4)
A.B. Wilson writes to relate a disturbing incident that happened in connection with the recent Ole Miss-Mississippi State football game, while Nell Green writes to explain some of the policies and practices required when holding a local election. (December 7, 2010, Page 4)
- Billie Clarine Easley — 70, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at her residence near Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at College Hill Heights Baptist Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Jonnie Maeford Sharp Gregory — 87, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at her residence in Paris. Services will be at 2 this afternoon at the New El Bethel Baptist Church in Paris. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Parker Memorial Funeral Home of Bruce is in charge of arrangements.
- Lourette Griffin Harrington — 87, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services were held this morning at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Woodland. Burial followed in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Houston Funeral Home of Houston was in charge of arrangements.
- Guy B. Perkins — 75, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at his home in Water Valley. Services were held this morning in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Burial followed at the Black Jack Cemetery in Panola County.
- Charles Gregory Thomas — 41, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at his home in Fairhope, Ala. A Celebration of Life was held Sunday at All Saints Episcopal Church in Grenada, followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. An additional memorial service was held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Daphne, Ala., this morning. Garner-Harper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Oxford Chargers lost 82-50 to Tupelo over the weekend despite 16 points from Justin Fondren. Luke Gibbs scored eight points for the Chargers (6-3), who trailed 35-21 at the half. Dee Ewing led 7-2 Tupelo with 17 points, while Rashaun Coleman added 16. Oxford’s girls remained perfect on the season with a win over the Lady Golden Wave. Both varsity teams will be back in action Tuesday at home against Charleston. Action begins with a ninth-grade boys game at 5 p.m. (December 6, 2010, Page 2B)
It was a tight contest early, but the Ole Miss volleyball team fell to North Carolina in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night by a score of 3-1 (20-25, 20-25, 18-25, 9-25). (more…) (December 6, 2010, Page 3B)
Senior Kayla Melson came alive in the second half and finished the game with a career-high 29 points but Ole Miss’ late comeback fell short as the Lady Rebels fell at South Alabama 67-60 Sunday afternoon. (more…) (December 6, 2010, Page 3B)