Director Tate Taylor gave a little help to the local arts community when he purchased one of Taylor artist Bill Beckwith’s statues. Taylor was so impressed that he then also invited Beckwith down to the set of “The Help” being filmed in Greenwood. (October 18, 2010, Page 2a)
While critics of the new University of Mississippi mascot may think the Rebel Black Bear has nothing to do with Mississippi – they may be surprised to find out just how much the black bear has meant to the state from Native American days to creating the first tourism industry – the bear has inspired many. (October 18, 2010, Page 1, 5A)
Are you a morning person, one of those people that somehow gets up and going every morning without a hitch? Or perhaps a night owl, one who struggles through hitting the snooze button several times and still needs help and a shot of caffeine? Maybe, you’re somewhere in between. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all three and wonders if heredity or environment decides which you’ll be. (October 18, 2010, Page 4A)
Guest columnist Ben Walls urges readers to make wise choices, dream and lay a foundation for success and then to never give up as guidelines for how to get ahead in today’s world. (October 18, 2010, Page 4A)
Julie H. Walton writes to tell citizens that they could be hearing from United Way representatives in the future asking for assistance with a community-wide drive to help in areas of critical need. (October 18, 2010, Page 4A)
L.Q.C. Lamar is known nationally as a congressman, senator, Secretary of the Interior and associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, but he is not known for his interest in, and ownership of, farming operations. In 1854, Lamar was living in his home state of Georgia. He had established a law firm in Macon but he did not have any use for his extensive slave holdings. (October 15, 2010, Page 3B)
With ridership again doubled this month at 46, 643 or about 2,000 riders a day, the Oxford University Transit system is starting to get crowded. Citing a safety need, the University of Mississippi is requesting changes to the popular Student Union bus stops. (October 15, 2010, Page 5a)
Former President Bill Clinton made a campaign stop at the University of Mississippi on Thursday to encourage college students to go to the polls Nov. 2 and vote for Democrats or they will be “committing malpractice.” Clinton made his remarks in the Grove before an estimated crowd of 2,000 to 3,ooo. It was Clinton’s 76th stop on the stump trail to show support for Democrats in tight races against Republicans. (October 15, 2010, Page 1, 2a)
The Delta Blues Stearman Fly-In is open to all aircraft and aviation enthusiasts and the general public is welcome to come out to the airport to see the aircraft and visit the pilots.
Several flying contests and events are planned for Saturday. The public is invited to pack their lounge chairs and come hang-out at the airport.
Stearman aircraft will be featured, as well as other vintage aircraft and more modern sport aircraft. (October 15, 2010, Page 3A)
Richard “Dickie” Scruggs is a friend of author Curtis Wilkie which he points out in the first sentence of the Author’s Note of his recently published book, “The Fall of the House of Zeus,” which highlights the rise and fall of the former trial attorney
Wilkie will be doing a book signing at Square Books at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the official release day. (October 15, 2010, Page 1A)