Guest columnist Taylor McGraw always dreamed of the day he would be signing autographs for a group of kids, but little did he know it wouldn’t be as an Atlanta Braves outfielder but rather as a student helping youngsters in a sixth-grade classroom in San Pedro, Belize. McGraw relates details of a recent visit to the community of San Mateo and urges others to help those in need. (January 31, 2011, Page 4)
Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his look into the days of the Civil War and it’s effect on Oxford and the University of Mississippi in 1861. (January 28, 2011, Page 3B)
Generations columnist Steve Stricker remembers making the transition from high school to college. Read about his story in today’s Oxford Living. (January 28, 2011, Page 1B)
The attorney for a man charged with robbing the Mississippi Federal Credit Union Bank on West Jackson Avenue in June claims he will use insanity as his client’s defense, according to court records filed Thursday at the U.S. District Court in Oxford.
Perry E. Moseley, 32, of Marks was arrested June 30 after local law enforcement officers apprehended Moseley 15 minutes after a 911 call reported that a man entered into the bank and told the teller he had a gun and demanded money. (January 28, 2011, Page 2A)
The Lanier Law Firm, representing the family of University of Mississippi football player Bennie “Buster” Abram who died last year during football practice, announced today they are investigating the circumstances surrounding Abram’s death.
Abram, a walk-on junior defensive back from Southaven, died after collapsing on Feb. 19, 2010. The autopsy report showed the 20-year-old’s death was due to complications from sickle cell trait with exertion and a contributing factor of cardiomegaly, an inflammation of the heart. (January 28, 2011, Page 3A)
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley kicked off a “Connecting Rural North Mississippi” tour Thursday in Harmontown where he met with about 170 residents inside of the Harmontown Baptist Church to listen to their complaints in regards to a lack of cell phone coverage in the area. (January 28, 2011, Page 1A)
Mary Katherine Perry is working with local churches to help feed thousands in Kenya but to complete it they need help. About $20,000 is needed before the Feb. 25 and 26 at Ole Miss. A fundraiser will be held Feb. 16 at the Library Bar & Grill for $10. (January 28, 2011, Page 1A)
Last year’s inaugural Run For Hope Half Marathon and 5K Run attracted more than 600 participants and was a community-wide affair that benefits camps for youngsters with diabetes and cancer at Camp Hopewell. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at plans underway for this year’s event, set for Feb. 26. For more information, check out the race website at www.oxfordrun4hope.com. (January 28, 2011, Page 4A)
Dr. Beth Coe writes to commend and thank the East St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church choir for its performance at the recent memorial service for Cora Jordan. (January 28, 2011, Page 4A)
The replacement of three bridges on Highway 331 in the Yocona/Tula area are coming to an end, according to Mississippi Department of Transportation officials. The total cost of the project was $3,771,450. (January 27, 2011, Page 1)