Some of Ole Miss’ football players won’t play a down this season, but it won’t be because they didn’t make the grades. For the first time in his three-year tenure, coach Hugh Freeze announced the Rebels won’t suffer from an academic casualty. Players reported to campus on Friday — the first day before the start of fall camp — and everyone’s ready to go. (August 4, 2014, Page 6)
The 45th annual Watermelon Carnival begins tonight and carries on into Saturday afternoon. The small town will be packed full of various activities for everyone to enjoy. (July 31, 2014, Page 1)
To say there’s an arts event happening almost every day in Oxford is not an exaggeration.
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council helps organize 320 days of arts programming every year.
“That means almost every day, we have something going on somewhere in the community, if not multiple things a day,” said Wayne Andrews, director of the Arts Council.
That’s why the organization’s leaders were happy to learn they’ve been awarded a $27,000 operating grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission for the 2015 fiscal year. The YAC grant was one of nine awarded in Lafayette County totaling $63,000.
(July 7, 2014, Page 1)
Historian Jack Mayfield offers another reason why “Whiskey Joe” decided to burn Oxford during the Civil War.
A new Monday feature for The Oxford EAGLE called “The Dart” – a feature story originating from a location in the LOU community that’s determined by throwing a dart at a map of the county, city and university — opens with a story from Highway 9W about how faith has helped Madison and Jeremy Abbott deal with the challenge of changing homes and jobs while raising a growing family. (May 27, 2014, Page 1)
|Billy Eugene Hester — 67, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. The funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Johnny Flynt officiating. Burial will follow in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
(May 19, 2014)
Lafayette used a consistent offense and some strong pitching to get past Corinth in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. Now the Commodores need their defense to help out. (May 9, 2014, Page 6A)
The Oxford EAGLE was sold Thursday, and its new owners say the newspaper’s dedication to the community will continue for decades to come. Additional stories are in today’s news. (May 2, 2014, Page 1A)
RIDGELAND — Even for Oxford’s most experienced players, winning it all never gets old.
The Chargers’ domination on the tennis court continued Wednesday afternoon as Oxford capped back-to-back perfect seasons with a 6-1 win over Stone County at the Ridgeland Tennis Center to capture its seventh straight Class 5A state championship. (May 1, 2014, Page 8)
The Ole Miss softball team was red hot Tuesday afternoon at the Ole Miss Softball Complex as it cruised to 18-5 and 13-1 victories in the its doubleheader against Alcorn State. (April 16, 2014, Page 8)