Oxford High’s two varsity basketball teams had a successful trip to DeSoto County Tuesday as both earned wins in the Horn Lake Tournament. The Lady Chargers beat Southaven 61-58, while the Chargers overcame a 12-point first quarter deficit to post a 69-67 win over Hernando. Lady Chargers coach Shayne Linzy credited the team’s great effort on defense to win the game, as well as a no-quit attitude. (more…) (November 10, 2010, Page 9)
Led by 27 points from Ashley Phillips and 18 from C.C. Phillips, the Water Valley Lady Blue Devils were able to earn their first win of the season Tuesday in the Charleston Round Robin Tournament. WVHS defeated Charleston 59-54, while the Blue Devils lost 52-50. Water Valley’s girls led 12-8 at the end of the first quarter, 27-26 at the half and 45-38 at the end of the third. (more…) (November 10, 2010, Page 9)
American Legion national commander Jimmie L. Foster writes a guest column to give thanks for veterans who have served our country, and to explain who we celebrate Veterans Day for. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)
Robyn Tannehill and Helen Phillips write to thank all of the people in the community that supported the recent Oxford school bond issue, and to note that voting Yes on the issue was the right thing to do even in light of recent information about other funding and the overall capital improvement project. (November 10, 2010, Page 4)
- Harry Glenn Arnold — 70, died Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, in Andersonville, Tenn. Services were held Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. Weatherford Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
Oxford’s middle school basketball teams had a successful trip to Grenada Monday as three of the four squads earned wins. The seventh-grade and eighth-grade girls teams won games, while the eighth-grade boys won 29-24. (November 9, 2010, Page 9)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some humorous questions and comments grandchildren give to grandparents. (November 9, 2010, Page 4)
Kevin W. Frye writes to question the interpretation of the local leash law in regard to dogs at Lamar Park and to suggest a dog part as an alternative, while Barbara J. Smith thanks volunteers and donors for The Pantry and asks for help with the upcoming holiday season. (November 9, 2010, Page 4)
- Beverly Ann Rucker Braswell — 68, of Kennett, Mo., died Wednesday Nov. 3, 2010. Services were held Saturday at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel in Kennett. Burial followed in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kennett.
- Doyle Lamar Russell — 81, died Saturday, Nov. 06, 2010, at Union County Health and Rehab Center in New Albany. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at Sand Springs Community Church. Burial will follow in the Sand Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Browning Funeral Home in Ecru is in charge of the arrangements.
A strong finish to the season in the Class 5A state meet helped lift the Oxford Chargers and Lady Chargers to third-place finishes Saturday at MHSAA Cross Country Championships held at Mississippi College’s Choctaw Trails.
Five overall athletes earned All-State recognition for Oxford, including Callie Mayo, Emily Hankins and Audrey Dayan for the Lady Chargers and Lucian Duchaine and Fisher Austin for the Chargers. (November 8, 2010, Page 3B)