- 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)
- Angela Bogard Buford, 39, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
- Mollie Fairley, 93, died at the Westerchester Nursing Home in Bronx, N.Y. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- John Philip Hester, 37, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at his home in Oxford. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Oxford Conference Center, with Bro. Larry Walker and Bro. Steve Hentz officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxford Memorial Cemetery, with Bro. Davy Russell officiating at graveside. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 this evening at Coleman Funeral Home.
- W.C. Hill, 71, died Saturday at the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
- Cora Liggins, 67, died Saturday at her cousin’s residence in Abbeville. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
- Andrew Mayes, 58, died Thursday in Davenport, Iowa. Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home of Oxford.
- Daniel Joseph McCormick, 20, died Saturday at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
- Joseph Edwin Nissen, 67, died Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father Joe Tonos officiating. Burial will follow in Springdale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 until 6:30 this evening at the church. A Rosary Service will follow at 6:30. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Annie Mae Key Pegues, 89, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Philadelphia M.B. Church in Oxford, with the Rev. Alfred Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held until 6 this evening at Cooley’s Mortuary.
The Oxford Chargers defeated Grenada 63-52 in the first game of the Coach “C” Classic Saturday. Justin Fondren led the Chargers (8-3 overall) with 25 points and 11 rebounds. (more…) (December 13, 2010, Page 2B)
As the Lady Rebels prepare to host the 2011 Southeastern Conference Softball Championships May 12-14, the Ole Miss Athletics Department announced renovations to the Ole Miss Softball Complex and ticket packages for the three-day tournament.
This will mark the first time Ole Miss has hosted the eight-team, single-elimination tournament, which began in 1997. Arkansas served as host of last year’s tournament, while Alabama claimed the championship. Over the past decade, Ole Miss has hosted SEC Championships in cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, soccer, track and field and women’s golf. (December 13, 2010, Page 3B)
M.E. King writes to give a bit more information about a recent incident connected with the Ole Miss-Mississippi State football game and to call for the Southeastern Conference to ban cowbells once and for all. (December 13, 2010, Page 4A)