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Thursday’s obituaries

Tina Marie Hartlein — 39, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A memorial service will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Coleman Funeral Home, 106 Allison Cove, Oxford, with Bro. Wes Hughes officiating. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Ray “Skeeter” Redmond — 58, died Monday, March 23, 2015, in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Clear Creek M.B. Church, with the Rev. Eddie Goliday officiating. Burial will follow in Tobby Tubby Cemetery. Viewing will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and visitation from 5-7 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Homes Chapel. Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

  (March 26, 2015, Page 3)

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    Thursday’s obituaries

    Annie Lee Burnett Buford — 82, died March 11, 2015, at her daughter’s residence in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Tallahatchie Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building with the Rev. Bobby Dailey officiating. Burial will be Buford Chapel U.M. Church Cemetery in Oxford. Viewing will be Friday from 11a.m.-5 p.m. at Hodges Funeral Homes Chapel. Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

    John V. Grigg — 58, died March 16, 2015, at his residence in Harmontown. No services were held. Cooley’s Mortuary was in charge of arrangements (March 19, 2015, Page 2)

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      BLOG: Rebels look to dictate pace against Xavier

      JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Xavier was going to play BYU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Acquaintances of Musketeers coach Chris Mack were sure of it. (more…) (March 18, 2015)

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        Local group makes suitcases for foster children

        A local chapter of Together We Rise is helping Ole Miss students gain social media marketing skills while improving the lives of foster children in Mississippi (March 18, 2015, Page 3)

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          Rebels rally past BYU, advance in NCAAs

          DAYTON, Ohio — Ole Miss’ loudest offensive explosion of the season came at the right time. The Rebels poured in 62 points in the final 20 minutes to erase a 17-point halftime deficit and advance in the NCAA Tournament with a 94-90 victory over BYU in the First Four at the University of Dayton Arena on Tuesday. (March 18, 2015, Page 6)

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            Tuesday’s obituaries

            Ginger Alice Christman Daniel — 75, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Skyline Alive Hospice. Services were held March 10 at Alexander Funeral Home in Gallatin, Tenn.

            Carol Champion House — 64, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at The Orchard with Bro. Derek Starnes and Bro. Ken White officiating. Interment will be in Laodicea Cemetery at the Lafayette Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Lafayette Springs. Visitation will be held today from 4-7 p.m. at The Orchard, 295 Highway 7 North. Coleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

            Jaxon Clay Hutchens — infant son of James and Alessandra Denise Carter Hutchens of Charleston, was born and died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service was held Monday at the Bethel Cemetery in the Teasdale community in Tallahatchie County with Bro. Ben Kennedy officiating.  Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (March 17, 2015, Page 3)

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              BLOG: Ole Miss gets 6th seed in SEC tourney, awaits opponent

              Ole Miss’ loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday cost the Rebels a double bye in next week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament.

              (more…) (March 7, 2015)

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                Snow day

                By Catherine Boone

                Staff Writer


                Forecasters say the frozen precipitation that arrived this morning has the potential to accumulate up to 6 inches of snow through this afternoon and tonight.

                “We anticipate anywhere from 3 to 6 inches today, maybe even higher amounts in some locations,” National Weather Service meteorologist Zach Maye said.

                The snow is expected to fall until sunset tonight.

                Even though the snow may have to accumulate before the roads become hazardous, Lafayette County Emergency Management Representative David Shaw said residents should still be careful when driving through the wintry weather.

                “We need to take precautions throughout the storm,” Shaw said.

                “If you’re not used to driving in snow, it would be best to stay at home and be prepared to stay there for at least today, this afternoon and tonight, and possibly first part of tomorrow,” Shaw said.

                Lafayette County and Oxford city school districts and the University of Mississippi have canceled classes to ensure faculty, staff and students stay safe throughout the winter storm. The Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library is also closed today.

                Even though forecasters predict the snow will end around sunset today, Shaw warned that the area may not be through with the effects of the inclement weather.

                “It’s very possible that if we get enough snow today and it gets slushy tonight and refreezes, it might cause even more issues for going to work in the morning and that is something we are considering,” Shaw said. “But we have been talking about it for a couple of days now and the county road department is ready to use whatever equipment they can to make sure we can move around.”

                The Oxford School District intends to update faculty, students and parents about the weather conditions by 6 this evening.

                Jerry Haynie, Lafayette County Road Department Manager, said his department has been prepared for bad weather for two weeks.

                “We’ve been out preparing the roads early in the morning for a couple of weeks,” he said. “We stay in close contact with David Shaw.”

                Haynie said he is ready for today’s snow.

                “We’re ready today,” he said Tuesday. “We’ve been trying to stay on top of it.”

                Maye said cold temperatures of 26 degrees tonight will warm up to around 41 degrees Thursday, and that the area should be clear of additional wintry weather through early next week. Temperatures next week will be in the 50- to 60-degree range.


                 (February 25, 2015, Page 1A)

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                  Sunday’s obituaries

                  Gayle “Big Al” Allen —  69, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, at his home in Oxford. The funeral service will be Monday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Waller Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken White and the Rev. Jay White officiating.  Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

                  Anthony Wayne Azlin —  44, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 201, in Hope, Arkansas. Services will be held at 2 this afternoon at the Philadelphia Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bobby Irvin officiating. Burial will be in the Philadelphia Cemetery. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service as the church. United Funeral Service in New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

                  Tyler Allen Monteith —  21, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at his home in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home in Oxford, with Bro. Anthony Williams officiating. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.

                  The Rev. Nathaniel Smith —  67, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at Ocean Springs Hospital. Services were held Jan. 10 at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Ocean Springs, with Bishop D.A. Graham officiating.  Interment was in the Biloxi National Cemetery. Millender’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

                    (February 22, 2015, Page 2A)

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                    Smith made key contributions off the court

                    Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the life of legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and points out that some of his best work was actually done off the court as he worked with his players and community to deal with ending segregation. (February 15, 2015, Page 4A)

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