It happens all too often – the national anthem is botched at a big-time, televised event. The most recent? The Super Bowl. Local columnist T.J. Ray says the song is too important to be messed with and suggests other options when it comes to having it performed on the big stage. (February 18, 2011, Page 4A)
A collaborative work that spans dance, music and photography aims to expose a local audience to “the heart and soul” of Uganda. Mississippi: The Dance Company presents “The Uganda Project: Come & See – Go & Tell,” today through Sunday at Fulton Chapel on the University of Mississippi campus. (February 17, 2011, Page 2)
John Bemelmans Marciano will be at Square Books Jr. at 11 a.m. Friday to sign copies of his latest book, “Madeline at the White House.” Marciano is the grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans, the creator of the Madeline books. (February 17, 2011, Page 2)
- Kyron Jakereon Brown — 3 months, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at his home in Water Valley. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Garden of Memories located at Coleman Funeral Home.
- Marvee Lorene Pegues Franklin — 77, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at her residence in Oxford. Services will be held at noon Saturday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
Auburn University says someone deliberately poisoned trees at Toomer’s Corner, where fans have long celebrated big wins and hundreds gathered after the Tigers won the football national championship on Jan. 10. (more…) (February 17, 2011, Page 6)
Addie Thompson’s big night during the Oxford Park Commission’s Tuesday night action lifted the 10-and-Under girl’s Earthquakes past the Sounders 5-2, as Thompson scored all of the ‘Quakes goals. (more…) (February 17, 2011, Page 7)
Diabetes is a disease that affects so many of our children, and local columnist Deidra Jackson writes about a way to help some of those youngsters – by participating in the fundraising run for Hope Half Marathon and 5K that’s coming up Feb. 26 in Oxford. Jackson plans to participate and encourages readers to join her and others in the event. (February 17, 2011, Page 4)
Lisa Ludwig, a recent visitor to Oxford during the latest snowstorm, writes to talk about Southern charm and hospitality the community offered her group. (February 17, 2011, Page 4)
The Council on Aging will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday at Azalea Gardens Senior Care Community for coffee and an information exchange. This is an informal group that meets monthly to provide a network of communication exchange for those who work with and on behalf of our older citizens. All service agency providers and interested volunteers throughout the area are encouraged to attend these monthly networking meetings. For more information, contact Jo Ann O’Quin at firstname.lastname@example.org or the United Way at 236-4265. (February 16, 2011)
No obituaries were submitted for publication today. (February 16, 2011, Page 2)