In today’s information age, there’s so much out there that you don’t know what to believe and what to doubt. There are also website that try to debunk rumors and such, and local columnist T.J. Ray wonders about the real motivation for them. (December 17, 2010, Page 4A)
GLADYS LUCILLE BOWLES – 91, died at home Wednesday in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
ANGELA BOGARD BUFORD – 39, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Springfield M.B. Church. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Oxford. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DARRELL WAYNE CHAMBERS – 35, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at the Tri-Lakes Medical Center in Batesville. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Antioch M.B. Church in Courtland, with the Rev. Reginald Reed officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held until 6 this evening at Cooley’s Mortuary.
W.C. HILL – 71, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Union Hill MB Church with Rev. Porchia McGlown officiating. Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at Union Hill Church. Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.
ROBERT GENE “BOO MAN” THOMPSON – 73, retired athletic handler for the University of Mississippi, died Wednesday at Baptist Memorial Hosptial-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford. (December 16, 2010, Page 2A)
- Mollie Fairley — 93, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Westchester Nursing Center in Bronx, N.Y. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church in Meridian. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
- Andrew Mayes — 58, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at Iowa Hospital and Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at East St. Peters M.B. Church in Abbeville. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.
Joan Lunsford writes to urge everyone to look out for one another during holiday partying, offering suggestions about serving alcohol and offering to be designated drivers. (December 15, 2010, Page 4A)
- Pauline “Polly” Harris Bobitt — 87, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Graceland Nursing Home in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory. Burial will follow in Haughton Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the service time at the funeral home Wednesday.
- Daniel Joseph McCormick — 20, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. A private family graveside service will follow at Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home and again one hour prior to the service at the church.
The Water Valley boys basketball team was unable to pull out a road win over an experienced Hickory Flat team Monday night. The Blue Devils lost 60-56 after holding a slim 27-25 lead at the half and the game being tied 44-44 after three quarters. (more…) (December 14, 2010, Page 9)
Kortlen Wilfawn’s 14 points prove to be the difference for the 7-8 Bulls in their 15-12 win over the Lakers Monday night in Oxford Park Commission youth basketball action. In the other 7-8 game, the Jazz beat the Sun 16-8. In the 9-10 league, the Mavericks beat the Bulls 30-14. (December 14, 2010, Page 9)
On Monday the Ole Miss baseball program announced it plans to host the first-ever alumni game under head coach Mike Bianco.
The game is set for Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. and will be played at Oxford-University Stadium. The game is expected to feature current pros such as Chris Coghlan, Matt Tolbert, Lance Lynn and Drew Pomeranz facing off against the 2011 Rebels.
Tickets are $5 for general admission with the proceeds going the Ernie LaBarge Bullpen Club and can be purchased at OleMissAlumni.com/Events.
For more information contact Ole Miss Director of Baseball Operations Fuller Smith at (662) 915-7795. (December 14, 2010, Page 9)
Local columnist and college instructor Jimmy Reed talks about ways he works to help improve his students’ vocabularies and ends up taking a deeper look into Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt and how that helps show a definition of faith. (December 14, 2010, Page 4)
C. Snellgrove writes to point out that rude behavior went both ways at this year’s Egg Bowl and adds a call to end the hostility between the schools and fans, while Carol Dorsey writes to thank the community for helping make the recent Biggest Baddest Art Show a big success. (December 14, 2010, Page 4)