Rep. Alan Nunnelee writes a guest column to honor Cpl. Judge C. Hellums of Paris, who was given a proper burial in Arlington National Cemetery recently after his and several soldiers’ remains from a WWII attack were discovered and identified. (August 4, 2011, Page 4)
Burley Bridges learned about hard work while in the Civilian Conservation Corps before entering the U.S. Army in 1939. Bridges’ story is part of a series of stories about residents at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. (June 3, 2011, Page 3B)
To the Hellums family, closure can finally be found as their loved one, Cpt. Judge Clayton Hellums, will finally be laid to rest exactly 66 years after his death during World War II.
On Oct. 9, 1944, Judge Clayton Hellums of the Paris community in Lafayette County and Army Pfc. Lawrence N. Harris of West Virginia were attacked by enemy fire in the M-10 tank destroyer while attempting to clear German forces out of the Parroy Forest near Lunéville. It was reported the men’s remains were destroyed in fire. (October 8, 2010, Page 1)
Harley Garrett writes about the death of local World War II hero Virgil “Bill” Appleton and passes along an e-mail he received that makes his point about the special man the community lost. (August 9, 2010, Page 4)
LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS — Going to Haiti on spring break sporting a Speedo may not be the best of ideas these days – but it happens. Oxford Town columnist Jim Dees tackles the problem head-on this week as a friend of his, Burke Murkee, is determined to visit the ravaged country … with Speedo in tow. The Devil wears Speedo and voodoo runs amok in this wild chapter of Dees’ very active imagination. (March 11, 2010, Page 8)