- Robert Lee Burton — Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 this evening at Waller Funeral Home.
- Joseph Sidney Garner — A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Covington, Ga.
- Frank L. Leggett — Arrangements incomplete with United Funeral Service of New Albany.
- James Carlton “Skip” Smith Sr.— Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fowler Hall at the St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 12:30 p.m. until service time, all at the church. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
(February 23, 2010, Page 2)
Columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back at the well-know fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper” and looks into how it fits into today’s world, media and government. (February 23, 2010, Page 4)
BRIEFS — Benjamin West joins the Oxford law firm Holcomb Dunbar as an associate attorney; A ribbon cutting was held Thursday at Mississippi Auto Arms Inc.; Viking Range Corp. is laying off 20 more people in Greenwood. (February 22, 2010, Page 6)
An anonymous $150,000 gift to the McLean Institute for Community Development at the University of Mississippi is helping raise the quality of life for people throughout the country. It’s part of a three-year, $600,000 fundraising effort to further the work of the institution, which has projects in 30 states. (February 22, 2010, Page 3)
HAPPENINGS — Around since the early 1980s, the Oxford Bass Club is looking to grow this year, with the goal of having 20 two-person teams to take part in fishing tournaments around the region. For information on joining, contact T. Ray Ellis. (February 22, 2010, Page 3)
GARDENING OXFORD STYLE — Spring is on the way, but there’s plenty to do in the garden between now and then. At the top of the list: planting shrubs and trees, trimming branches, testing your soil and rewarding your stalwart pansies with a little fertilizer. (February 19, 2010, Page 2B)
OXFORD GENERATIONS — Columnist Leah McCormick knows she’s been taken in by the family dog Rufus, a 65-pound holy terror that brings her unspeakable “presents” from a hunting camp just down the road, steals people food and snores loudly. But, as a lifelong animal lover, she can’t help but adore him. (February 19, 2010, Page 1B)
A SENSE OF PLACE — Jack Mayfield takes us back to the founding of Taylor in southern Lafayette County, tracing its growth into a bustling town which boasted shops and grocers and salons, and its decline into the quiet little village we know today. (February 19, 2010, Page 3B)
Lena L. Ward asks “What’s going on with our government?” and gives her take on what some of the problems are in America. (February 18, 2010, Page 4)
Local reader and author Gerald Inmon wonders about the true value of a penny if it cost nearly a penny to produce one. (February 17, 2010, Page 4)