Linda Spence writes a Happy Valentine’s Day letter to the community. (February 13, 2014, Page 4)
Editor Don Whitten looks back at the troubles he and many drivers had early Tuesday morning as winter storm Pax moves through the area and appears set to make things much worse for folks to the east and north. (February 12, 2014, Page 4)
Peter Frost writes to express concern about the hyper-partisan political rhetoric that is so prevalent today, and to urge all to think objectively about the real issues facing the country. (February 12, 2014, Page 4)
Monday’s law enforcement and emergency agencies’ reports to The Oxford EAGLE:
There will be no home basketball doubleheaders at Lafayette or Water Valley tonight due to the snow and winter weather that hit the area. Lafayette was scheduled to host Calhoun City, while WVHS was hosting District 2-3A foe Holly Springs. No makeup date has been set as of press time. (February 11, 2014, Page 9)
By Steve Vasallo
Johnny Neumann brought a new dimension to Ole Miss basketball in 1970 that had never been present prior and one we have not seen since. A high school All American from Memphis Overton, Neumann was the top recruited player in the nation during his senior year. Following his freshman year at Ole Miss (in the 70’s freshmen had their own separate program), Neumann led college basketball in scoring with a 40 points-per-game average.
Today, he has returned to Ole Miss to complete the requirements for his degree in sports journalism. I met with him recently and reflected back on his “two years of glory” with the Ole Miss basketball team.
Local columnist Jimmy Reed relates a classic love story and union here as we get set to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The subjects – his Italian grandparents who immigrated to America, met, fell in love, married and settled in the Mississippi Delta to begin a family and legacy of love. (February 11, 2014, Page 4)
ATHENS, Ga. — Ole Miss point guard Valencia McFarland recorded her 1,500th career point, but it came in an 84-63 road loss for the women to Georgia on Sunday at Stegeman Arena. (February 10, 2014, Page 6)
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Ole Miss scored two runs in the opening three innings against Georgetown on Sunday, but errors in the fifth and sixth innings proved to be too costly and the Rebels fell 9-2 in the third-place game of the FGCU/Four Points by Sheraton Invitational. (February 10, 2014, Page 6)