Local columnist T.J. Ray tells of a confusing, but ultimately comforting, meeting with a local law enforcement officer after he accidentally hit a 911 button on his telephone recently. (October 23, 2014, Page 4A)
Football polls are not usually mentioned a lot on the Opinion page, but with Mississippi State and Ole Miss holding two of the three top spots it seems only fitting to respond to criticism about a bias among pollsters favoring the SEC. Our View is that you move up and down in the polls based on winning and losing, and that’s what will determine how many SEC teams remain in the top five over the next month. (October 23, 2014, Page 4A)
Our View urges safety in traffic when approaching or following school buses and school children, and also calls for making bus travel even safer by starting to add seat belts to school buses. (October 22, 2014, Page 4A)
Terry and Chris McGill write an open letter to the community about the wonderful hospitality their experienced on their trip to the Ole Miss-Alabama football game, while Patsy Brumfield writes to thank all of those who signed and help round up signatures for the Better Schools, Better Jobs amendment drive. (October 22, 2014, Page 4A)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a dream he had about government debt and spending and how it affected a hog farmer he knew in years past. (October 21, 2014, Page 4)
Already the look is different at the intersection of University Avenue and Bramlett Boulevard, and it’s going to change more now with the old National Guard Armory building coming down. Our View is that the city should work to make good use of the property to complement what’s nearby. (October 21, 2014, Page 4)
Milton Richard Hix — 79, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at his home in Water Valley. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley with Bro. James West and Bro. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Sylva Rena Cemetery in Water Valley. Visitation will be held Tuesday from noon until the service at the funeral home.
Mary Evelyn Mize Massey — 88, of Tula died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Tula Baptist Church in Tula with the Rev. Hilton Lane officiating. Burial will follow in Tula Cemetery. Visitation will be held this evening from 5-7 p.m. at Waller Funeral Home and at Tula Baptist Church from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service.
William Edward McCammon — 80, of Water Valley died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Baptist Hospital in Memphis. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Turkey Creek Baptist Church in Calhoun County with Bro. Charles Fitts officiating. Burial will be in the Turkey Creek Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at the church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Luke Cameron Phillips — 19, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Thaxton. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Broadway Baptist Church in Southaven. Graveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Indianola City Cemetery in Indianola. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the church in Southaven. Burton Funeral Home of Indianola is in charge of arrangements.
William Reeves — 54, died today at his home in Bruce. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
CLINTON — The Oxford Lady Chargers had three of the top five and four of the top seven finishers to win the Mississippi College Choctaw Open high school girls cross-country championship Saturday at Choctaw Trails, the site of the upcoming state meet. (October 20, 2014, Page 6)
It’s good to see some of our national leaders aware of ways to deal with income inequality, and we encourage all to help take the step from identifying ways to help to actually putting those ways into practice. (October 20, 2014, Page 4)
After a dominant second-half performance that saw Oxford pull away for a 42-21 victory in its division showdown with New Hope on Friday night at Bobby Holcomb Field, Oxford coach Johnny Hill had no reservations about declaring his Chargers as heavy favorites for another Region 15A title. (October 19, 2014, Page 5B)