Led by Jarkel Joiner’s 25 points, the 11-12 year-old Grizzlies defeated the Lakers 34-31 in the Oxford Park Commission’s Shootout Championship.
In the other action from final stages of the Championship, the Suns beat the Celtics 44-18 in the other 11-12 game. In the 7-8 league, the Lakers edged the Bulls 21-20, while the Jazz downed the Thunder 20-15. In the 9-10 league, the Heat beat the Lakers 19-11, while the Mavericks topped the Thunder 30-23. (February 22, 2011, Page 8)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed’s memories of reading Edgar Rice Burroughs’ work about human nature sparked other memories – of his constant companion and mentor Jaybird teaching him to enjoy eating chitlins. (February 22, 2011, Page 4)
Roger Franck writes to urge those exercise their dogs by riding alongside them on bikes to realize the danger that holds for the rider and the dog, while the administration, faculty and staff from Ackerman High School write to thank all in the community for their assistance in connection with the tragic school bus accident recently in Calhoun County. (February 22, 2011, Page 4)
Oxford’s two powerlifting teams continued to show how strong they both are this weekend by winning the regional powerlifting meets at the OMS gym. It was the first regional titles for the school in either the girls or boys divisions. (February 21, 2011, Page 6)
All three area high school baseball teams concluded their preseasons in successful fashion on Saturday. In Horn Lake’s jamboree, the Oxford Chargers finished 2-0 with a 10-6 win over Senatobia and a 7-4 win over host school Horn Lake. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
Trailing by as many as 23 late in the first half at Alabama, Ole Miss women’s basketball team battled back to pull to within one with 8:02 left in the second half, but the Crimson Tide hung on for the 61-52 win. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
Oxford High standout pole vaulter Sam Kendricks continued to shine during the indoor season over the weekend by winning the University of Kentucky High School Invitational with a leap of 15 feet, 6 inches.
Kendricks’ latest performance landed him No. 17 in the nation according to dyestate.com. The mark sets a new record in the state of Mississippi from an indoor standpoint. According to OHS coach Scott Kendricks, the competition came to an exciting climax when Sam cleared the 15-6 attempt and another vaulter, Nikita Kirillov failed to clear the height. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
- L.C. Manning Sr. — 87, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at his residence in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Tallahatchie Missionary Baptist Association Building. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 6 this evening at the Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home chapel in Oxford.
- William Lyles Pierce — 84, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at his home in Oxford. Services were held Sunday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial followed in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
- Edward “Buck” Raley — 70, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services were held Sunday at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial followed in Mt. Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Banner.
- William Lyles Pierce — 84, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.
- Edward “Buck” Raley — 70, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Parker Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Bruce. Burial will follow in Mt. Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Banner.
(February 20, 2011)
Leah McCormick takes us a drive down Delay Road through Yocona where the signs of springtime are popping up all over. (February 18, 2011, Page 1B)