For the second time on two consecutive Thursday mornings, Lafayette County residents awoke to a winter wonderland. However, the white stuff on the ground this morning wasn’t snow, it was a lot of ice and sleet, with a little snow sprinkled in for good measure. (more…) (March 5, 2015, Page 1A, 10A)
Those he grew up with in Lafayette County, those he went to school and church with, knew him as Jim Smith. Those who heard him on the radio, on the P.A. at Ole Miss and as the voice of Lafayette High School football for years, knew him as Jim Martin.
To those privileged to know him in all of his roles, he was just “Jim.”
James Martin Smith, 55, passed away last Friday at his home. And with his passing, those who knew him best and those of us who knew him pretty well through his nearly four decades in the radio business, another void was created.
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JACKSON — Oxford’s run in the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs came to an end this morning with a 57-56 quarterfinal loss to Wayne County at the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center on the campus of Jackson State University.
Cortez Jones led all scorers with 24 points for the Chargers, who had their 10-game winning streak snapped. Josh Gibbs added 12. Devin Paicley-Smith led Wayne County with 19 points.
Oxford (26-5) led by as many as nine in the second half, but the War Eagles went on an 11-2 run to tie it at 52 midway through the fourth quarter and scored five of the final nine points. Shelby McEwen’s half-court heave at the buzzer drew air.
For a complete story from Sports Editor Davis Potter, see Friday’s Oxford EAGLE.
(March 5, 2015)
Because of the winter storm in the area, some deliveries of today’s Oxford EAGLE may not be possible until later in the week. We will attempt to deliver as many as our carriers can safely deliver, and send those we can’t deliver out Friday if roads are clear. Also, The Oxford EAGLE offices will close early today because of the weather and travel conditions.
As a service to our readers, we will be posting full versions of our bylined stories in today’s paper on the website, oxford eagle.com. (March 5, 2015)
Twenty years ago this week, city leaders were making plans to widen West Jackson Avenue due to the rapid development taking place along the street. Sixty-four years ago, an initiative was launched to build a major new high school in the Abbeville area to serve several communities in the northern part of Lafayette County. (March 4, 2015, Page 1A)
The Lafayette County School Board approved revisions to the 2014-2015 academic calendar at its meeting on Tuesday to accommodate for school days missed last week. (March 4, 2015, Page 1A)
The Oxford Parking Commission approved moving forward with a new phone application to pay for parking at the city’s parking meters that won’t cost the city anything. (March 3, 2015, Page 1)
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for north Mississippi from 6 p.m. Wednesday through 6 a.m. Thursday
The 12th annual Oxford Film Festival had visits from actors James Franco and Tim Blake Nelson, large crowds and bittersweet good byes. (March 2, 2015, Page 1)
After reviewing resumes and interviewing multiple candidates, the Oxford Board of Aldermen selected Gray Edmondson to serve as a member of the Oxford School Board starting this month. (March 2, 2015, Page 1)