We congratulate those residents in the county’s central fire district who will benefit — financially as well as safety-wise — by the improved fire rating for an extended area, and we applaud all those who helped make the extension of the district possible. (November 19, 2014, Page 4A)
James Arthur “Jim” Crocker Jr. — 100, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at his home in Mobile, Ala. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Radney Funeral Home on Dauphin Street in Mobile. Burial will follow at Mobile Memorial Gardens in Tillman’s Corner. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.
Albert Clinton Dollahite — 77, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at his home in Water Valley. Funeral services will follow the visitation at noon Wednesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Fred Eakes and Bro. Jerry King officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Crest Memorial Gardens cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation Wednesday at the funeral home begins at 10 a.m. and continues until the service. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lynda Kinniburgh — 74, died Nov. 17, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
Kerby Edward Ladner — 76, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at North Oxford Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Richardson and Rev. Fish Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Eastover Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Thursday and 10:30-11 a.m. Friday at North Oxford Baptist Church. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charlayne Gladney Lamb — 75, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A service of remembrance will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Batesville Presbyterian Church with interment to follow in Magnolia Cemetery. Dr. Don Yancey will be officiating the service. Visitation will be from 5-8 tonight at Wells Funeral Home and also one hour prior to Wednesday’s service at the church. (November 18, 2014, Page 3)
There’s a special language and special meanings for words in the South, particularly when it comes to ladies. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at some of the phrases you could and couldn’t say — based on years of learning under the master — his mother, Miss Lena. (November 18, 2014, Page 4)
There are some who hesitate when giving to charitable programs which benefit people in other areas rather than locally. Our view is it’s good to give to any who are in need, and it’s your choice about whom you choose. (November 18, 2014, Page 4)
Dr. Ed Hewlett Sr. — 102, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Clarence, New York. Services will be held in the summer of 2015 at Southwest Baptist Church in St. Louis. Burial will follow at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Oxford.
Lillian Jan Robertson — 73, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Baptist Trinity Hospice House in Collierville, Tennessee. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home. (November 17, 2014, Page 3)
It was exciting to see the Oxford High School student newspaper, The Charger, earn the prestigious Pacemaker Award for journalistic excellence. We applaud the students, the advisors, the school, the administration and the community for creating the opportunity for local high school students to put out such a quality product. (November 17, 2014, Page 4)
It was a game of missed opportunities for Lafayette as its season came to a screeching halt in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Friday night. Facing a one-possession deficit for most of the second half, the Commodores (8-5) forced three Cleveland turnovers, two of those inside the Wildcats’ own territory. But those turnovers led to zero points for Lafayette as Cleveland (12-1) clung to its lead and ultimately advanced with a 14-6 victory at William L. Buford Stadium. (November 16, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)
Oxford is not the only city dealing with questions about smartphone-based ride sharing and its effect on taxi cab business. Our View takes a look at the issue in Philadelphia, Pa., and expects to see some form of compromise down the road. (November 16, 2014, Page 4A)
Whitt Wilson writes to inform the public that the Oxford-Ole Miss Rotary Club and Interfaith Compassion Ministries will be helping with the annual Christmas Store. (November 16, 2014, Page 4A)
Local columnist T.J. Ray writes a letter to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Democratic National Committee telling them that he doesn’t need any correspondence or surveys from her political party — or any party, for that matter. (November 14, 2014, Page 4A)