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Jimmy Arrington

Tank – a special guy who will be missed

Death rarely, if ever, has any rhyme or reason, Editor Don Whitten writes, and certainly makes the present and the future difficult to deal with. It’s the past that begins the healing, he writes, as he remembers Lafayette County’s Alan Arrington, who died earlier this week from injuries in an auto accident. (December 26, 2013, Page 4)

Losing invaluable muses during the past year

The community newspaper business is one where we try to serve our readers by giving them a snapshot of their lives and the lives of those around them. To accomplish this, we count on members of the community to help us with stories, story ideas, pictures, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten notes that some of his most valuable contacts – his “muses” – passed away in 2010 and will be missed. (January 3, 2011, Page 4)

LHS cruises past Memphis-Trezevant

Jeremy Liggins threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to help Lafayette
build a comfortable 35-0 halftime lead before watching the rest of the game as
the Commodores knocked off Memphis Trezevant in their home opener at William L.
Buford Stadium. (more…) (August 28, 2010)

Commodores ready for opener at home

Lafayette coach Anthony Hart doesn’t see a pushover opponent on his team’s schedule, especially not this Friday night when the Commodores host Memphis Trezevant in the first home game of the season.

The Bears dispatched Houston 42-26 in their season opener last week and Hart said that they have a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. (August 26, 2010, Page 6)

‘Dores headed to Cleveland

Another run at winning a Class 4A state title begins in earnest Friday night for the Lafayette High Commodores. A year after advancing to the championship game and posting a 14-2 overall record, the Commodores will try to return to Jackson to take care of some unfinished business.

The first game on the road to the Mississippi Veterans Coliseum begins at Cleveland, a place the Commodores suffered a loss the last time they visited in 2008.

LHS coach Anthony Hart said the Wildcats would likely spread the ball out and try to use their abundance of speed to make plays. (August 19, 2010, Page 6)

Jimmy Arrington leaves gifts to so many

Editor Don Whitten recalls his first encounter with longtime Lafayette High football coach Jimmy Arrington and uses it to show how Arrington, who passed away Friday, affected all of those he met. (June 1, 2010, Page 4A)

Former LHS football coach, teacher remembered for his generosity

One of Lafayette High School’s original coaches and arguably the school’s most generous, caring and dedicated district employee passed away Friday morning at the age of 68. (June 1, 2010, Page 1B)

One less golden handshake to give

As you get older, your circle of friends becomes smaller for different reasons. Some reasons might include death, distance, or disappointment because maybe they weren’t worthy of being there in the first place. (June 1, 2010, Page 1B)

Former LHS football coach dies Friday

SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Former Lafayette High head football coach Jimmy Arrington has died at the age of 68. Arrington passed away Friday morning at approximately 11 at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi here in Oxford. (more…) (May 28, 2010)

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