Education Excellence star for the week Chanel Norphlet recieved the Oxford Kiwanis Key Club Scholarship. She will be attending Jackson State University in the fall. (July 8, 2014, Page 1)
Ashley Freeman began playing tennis when she was 2 on the courts across from her home.
“My dad was a high school coach,” she said. “It’s something that he and I would spend quality time doing.”
She later ranked first in the state as a junior competitor and continued to play tennis at Mississippi State University.
Today, Freeman is the assistant coach for the Oxford High School tennis team, and she leads the children’s tennis camps for the Oxford Park Commission at Avent Park off Park Drive in Oxford, where our Dart landed. (July 7, 2014, Page 1)
Frances Smith is featured as our Everyday Hero this week. Smith focuses on making those she volunteers for smile. (July 4, 2014, Page 1)
Religion writer Randy Weeks writes this week about spiritual darkness and how God can see us through it.
Master Gardener Anna Haller writes this week about the banana tree. (July 4, 2014, Page 3B)
Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the Fourth of Julys during the Civil War. (July 4, 2014, Page 3B)
Columnist Steve Stricker tells of his admiration for Ole Miss’s winning baseball coach. (July 4, 2014, Page 1B)
Leap Frog Director Teresa Adams is featured as our Education Excellence candidate. Adams views the students as her own. (July 1, 2014, Page 1)
“It’s an island, and the reserves are limited there,” she said. “If the reserves get low enough, the whole island rations water.”
Shiroma, who graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1997 with a degree in geology, taught at Kinser Elementary in Japan, a Department of Defense military school, before returning to Oxford this year to become a technology coordinator for the Oxford School District.
This summer, she’s working as an instructor at the University of Mississippi Field Station Ecology Day Camp, which is where The Dart landed. (June 30, 2014, Page 1)
A new program being offered at Oxford Nazarene Church aims to help people face the giants in their lives and learn how knock them down like David did to Goliath. (June 27, 2014, Page 5B)