We’re here and will get back in touch with you as soon as the phone issues clear up at The Oxford EAGLE. We are open for business, as usual, and apologize for any inconvenience these technical problems with our phone system are causing. We are hopeful of having phone service restored sometime today (June 23). If you need assistance from a particular person, you can leave a message with the front desk or you can email them or their department and they can return your call. (June 23, 2014)
A recurring theme among those who attended Friday’s retirement celebration for Ole Miss men’s tennis head coach Billy Chadwick was family. His Ole Miss family honored the hall of fame coach by naming court one the “Billy Chadwick Center Court.” (June 23, 2014, Page 7)
Local librarian Laura Beth Walker writes, in “Your Turn,” about the seed lending program offered by the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. (June 23, 2014, Page 4A)
Former Ole Miss Chancellor Robert Khayat writes an open letter to all Mississippians expressing his support for incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in this week’s Republican primary runoff election. (June 23, 2014, Page 4A)
Historian debunks a popular opinion that Gen. “Whiskey” Smith must have been drunk on Aug. 22, 1864 when he decided to burn Oxford. (June 20, 2014, Page 3B)
Take time to thank those who work hard to make others safe, healthy and happy. (June 20, 2014, Page 2B)
OCIE A. BRITTEN — 76, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at East St. Peters M.B. Church, with the Rev. Woods officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Hodges-Freeman Funeral Home in Oxford.
MARTHA ANNA GREGORY ELKINS — 99, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at her home in Oxford. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. John Semmes officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
VIRGINIA SIEGLE JENSEN — 87, died Saturday, March 8, 2014. Services will be held at 11 a.m. June 26 at Margate Community Church in Margate City, New Jersey. Waller Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements. (June 20, 2014, Page 2A)
The Board of Trustees of State Institute of Higher Learning approved three requests from the University of Mississippi on Thursday. The requests include a new name for the Basketball Practice Facility and changes to the football practice fields and the Gillom Sports Center. (June 20, 2014, Page 7A)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference women’s golf coaches, including Ole Miss head golf coach Michele Drinkard, received the SEC Sportsmanship Award, it was announced by the SEC on Thursday. (June 20, 2014, Page 7A)
Writers, music and a canine agility run highlight the weekend around the LOU community and surrounding area. (June 19, 2014, Page 1)