The local United Way will kick off its new fundraising campaign from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at a luncheon at the Oxford Conference Center, 102 Ed Perry Blvd. Lunch will be provided by Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi, and the kick-off event is being sponsor by several local businesses. (September 12, 2010)
A fundraiser for the More Than A Meal program will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Rooster’s Blues House on the Square. The fundraiser will feature two-for-one drink specials and all-you-can-eat catfish. Donations will be accepted at the door. Those unable to attend can mail in a donation to PO Box 1880 Oxford, MS 38655. More Than A Meal is a program in which a group of churches have banded together to offer those in need a free meal and other services every Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Stone Center. (September 12, 2010)
The Wrecking Crew defense proved once again to be elite while the Blue Devils offense left many fans excited about the remainder of the season. (more…) (September 11, 2010)
- James Lee Adams — 53, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Beath Temple Church of God in Christ in Benton Harbor, Mich. Burial will follow be in Crystal Spring Cemetery in Benton Harbor. Family Funeral Home of Benton Harbor is in charge of arrangements.
- Lois A. Evans — 74, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in North Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home.
Two touchdowns each from Myles White and Jay Jones helped lead the No. 15 Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers to a 41-26 win over East Central Thursday night at Bobby Franklin Field.
NWCC (2-0 overall) jumped out to a 19-6 lead in the first quarter but ended up trailing 20-19 at the half. The third quarter proved to be the difference in the game for the Rangers as they outscored East Central 15-0. (September 10, 2010, Page 7A)
Ole Miss has won the last nine meetings, dating back to 1988.
Tulane scored the rare season opening win for its program with a 27-21 win over neighbor Southeastern Louisiana last Thursday night. With on 252 yards of total offense, the highlight of the night came in the rushing game, led by true freshman Orleans Darkwa (75 yards, 3 TD) and junior Albert Williams (67 yards). (September 10, 2010, Page 8A)
After splitting four tight matches, it came down to fewest games lost and in the end the Oxford Park Commission junior team tennis’ Volleys defeated the Spinners.
Earning wins for the Volleys were Allie Bowen in the No. 1 singles match, and the duo of Barrett Childress and Drew Backstrom in the No. 2 doubles match. Zacarrah Nelms earned the Spinners’ singles point, while Matt Read and Anne Hardy picked up the doubles point. (September 10, 2010, Page 9A)
Oxford EAGLE columnist, Dr. Shaun Helmhout, gives sound advice about the upcoming flu season. Her warning – don’t let your guard down now that the CDC has declared the H1N1 pandemic over. (September 9, 2010, Page 12)
- Bennie Nolan Gossett, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Delay Baptist Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.
- Marie Cook Robertson, 77, died Saturday, July 17, 2010. Services were held July 26 at Wade Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Laurel Hill Memorial Garden Cemetery.
A ground-breaking ceremony for the new Hampton Inn East – Conference will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at 103 Ed Perry Blvd., directly facing the Oxford Conference Center. Refreshments and viewing of the hotel plans will immediately follow in the Conference Center lobby. For more information, call Emily Rikard at Emily.Rikard@hilton.com. (September 8, 2010)