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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Those who’ve known him since his days in school at Lafayette know him as Jim Smith. Those who only know him through more than three decades as a local radio personality know him as Jim Martin. Either way, Jim, who passed away late last week, will be missed by all who enjoyed the way he practiced his craft on the radio. (March 5, 2015, Page 4A)
It’s good to see our state lawmakers and top educators on the same page with the state House’s vote showing support for the announcement that subject area test results will no longer be an independent factor that determines whether or not a senior can graduate. (March 5, 2015, Page 4A)
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)
We remind everyone to take care of the P’s — people, pets, pipes and plants — in the winter storm moving through the area. We also encourage everyone to use common sense when getting outside for activities in ice and snow. (March 4, 2015, Page 4A)
Josie Gladden and Adele Johnson write a tribute to their beloved C.M. “Tad” Smith Coliseum, while Russ Fisher and the local veterans thank the local morning coffee groups for their donations. (March 4, 2015, Page 4A)
The Oxford School District announced Monday that Bradley Roberson would be the new Oxford High School principal, effective July 1. (March 3, 2015, Page 3)
The Lafayette County Board of Supervisors handled general business in a relatively short meeting Monday. (March 3, 2015, Page 3)
Kelley Hunter’s devotion to listening to her students and creating a respectful classroom environment earned her the title of Teacher of the Year at Lafayette Elementary School. (March 3, 2015, Page 1)
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)