- 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)
No obituaries were submitted for today’s edition of The EAGLE. (September 8, 2010, Page 2)
Emma Farese and Emily Burns each scored four goals to lead their respective teams to wins in the Under 12 Girls League Tuesday night.
Farese’s Crew beat the Sounders 4-1, while the Galaxy topped the United 4-0. In two Under 10 Girls league games, the United beat the Crew 3-2, while the Sounders beat the Galaxy 3-0. In the Under 10 Boys league, United topped the Sounders 6-2, while the Tornados nipped the Earthquakes 4-3. In the Under 12 boys league, the Wizards beat the Tornados 5-2, while the Galaxy topped the Sounders 7-4. (September 8, 2010, Page 8)
The Lafayette Middle School football teams split a pair of games with Charleston Tuesday night. The Commodores and Tigers tied 0-0 in the seventh-grade game, while the older Commodores defeated the Tigers 16-6 to improve to 3-0 on the year. (more…) (September 8, 2010, Page 9)
Oxford’s two middle school football teams lost two close game to South Panola Tuesday. The seventh-grade lost 12-8 after leading a sizable portion of the game, while the eighth-grade fell 8-0 in the nightcap.
South Panola scored the game-winning touchdown with two minutes remaining in the contest. The Tigers first TD of the game was scored with a minute left in the first quarter. Oxford’s first offensive drive of the game was thwarted, while the Tigers’ second drive ended courtesy of an interception by Kylin Jones. (September 8, 2010, Page 9)
- Helen Wilson — 93, of Searcy, Ark., died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Searcy. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a humorous look at different approaches to anger management ranging from his daughters’ suggestions that anger management courses can help to a story from a friend about one man’s way of dealing with a problem. (September 7, 2010, Page 4)
One local resident disturbed by the growing number of trash along the road side over the past month asks the community to remember… keep Oxford clean and beautiful. (September 6, 2010, Page 4A)
- Linda Ford Gray — 63, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2010. Services were held Sunday at the First United Pentecostal Church of Water Valley. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley was in charge of arrangements.