As a long-time Oxford resident, 29 years and counting, I have become accustomed to celebrity sightings and the filming of movies in and around our community. This time, however, I am personally involved with an outstanding local film, “Where I Begin.” (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)
EMMITT EUGENE “HOOT” WILLIAMS, SR. – 84, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Sockwell and Rev. Derrick Starnes officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Flat Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
MATTY IVY BRUCE – 103, died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Graceland Care Center in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
AMANDA MCCAIN PIPKIN – 38 , died on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at her home in Coffeeville. Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Bro. Billy McCord and Bro. Raymond Aven officiating. Interment will take place at Goshen Cemetery in Coffeeville. (August 27, 2010, Page 2A)
Ole Miss’ slate of opponents includes nine teams that advanced to postseason play and 10 teams that won at least 20 games last season. Among them are NCAA Elite Eight teams Kentucky and Tennessee, as well as NIT champion Dayton, all of which will be visiting Tad Smith Coliseum in 2010-11.
A minimum of five contests will be featured on national television, and at least 12 more are slated for live regional TV coverage. Every league game will be televised live. (August 27, 2010, Page 8A)
Assistant News Editor Anne Pringle recalls years and years of tailgating, whether outside Mississippi Memorial Stadium in Jackson, out of the backs of cars in the Grove at Ole Miss or in the current “tent city” style all over the UM campus as she and other family members get ready for another season of Rebel football – and tailgating. (August 26, 2010, Page 4)
Lena L. Ward writes to agree with Sid Salter’s recent column about mental health care and adds that considering closing the North Mississippi State Hospital shows we can go lower. (August 26, 2010, Page 4)
V. KYLE WELCH – 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home. Services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Fish Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.
EMMITT WILLIAMS – 84, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home. (August 26, 2010, Page 2)
Beth Ziegenhorn, a recent college graduate with a new job has had a wake-up call becoming a grown-up. Changing eating habits from the drive-thru to living on her own and cooking her own meals. (August 25, 2010, Page 7)
KYLE WELCH – 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home. (August 25, 2010, Page 2)
The junior varsity team at Regents School of Oxford played well in recent district jamboree action in Tunica.
Coach Craig Daniel said the effort of the team was very good and have shown improvement throughout the summer. The junior varsity team has a week off to regroup before the season starts. The Regents’ Pee Wee team begins action Saturday with a jamboree game at Marshall Academy in Holly Springs. (August 25, 2010, Page 10)
A work-vacation trip to Europe made for some interesting experiences for local columnist John Morgan, who writes about the value of GPS systems when in a foreign land and how surprises can pop up in the least-expected places. (August 25, 2010, Page 4)