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Gaming giant moves headquarters to Memphis

OXFORD TOWN — When Games Workshop closed the doors to its Memphis Battle Bunker last year, faithful table top strategy players from Tennessee to Alabama to Mississippi were left without a place to set up their armies and had to make do with battling it out in their own garages and on make-shift tables. (April 15, 2010, Page 9)

Complacency can cause violent crimes to fester

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg sees a growing sense of apathy and complacency when it comes to violent crimes in the LOU community. She warns this is a dangerous trend and notes that we need to be intolerant of violence and also work to boost support for local law officials. (April 8, 2010, Page 4)

Extinct town aimed to rival Memphis as port

A SENSE OF PLACE — Wyatt is among several Lafayette County towns that no longer exist. While most survived until the 20th century, this town in northwestern Lafayette County lasted only a few years — although it predated Oxford and aimed to rival Memphis as a cotton port along the Tallahatchie River. (March 12, 2010, Page 3B)

Father, daughter succumb to brain injuries

A father and daughter involved in an all-terrain vehicle wreck earlier this week have died.
Kenneth Galmore, 39, and his daughter, Daija, 12, were visiting cousins on County Road 309 when they decided to take an ATV out for a spin, according to family members. Who was driving the ATV when it crashed head-on into a tree is unknown.

(more…) (March 11, 2010, Page 1A)

Bryant’s ‘Galilee’ ‘haunts’

OXFORD TOWN – Andrew Bryant is set for a show at Two Sick tonight (Thursday, March 11) when he’ll share a triple-bill night of rock with Gunslingers and Cory Taylor Cox & The Time Machine. Bryant, who is currently touring in support of his album “Galilee,” has been appearing at events and venues around Oxford lately and shows no signs of slowing in the near future. Bryant and “Galilee” are being compared to legends such as Springsteen and Neil Young and their work. (March 11, 2010, Page 7)

Family of wreck victim needs help

The family of Joseph Ja-mel “JJ” Ivy is asking for donations to help with medical expenses after Ivy was critically injured in a one-car wreck Monday on Clear Creek Road. (March 10, 2010, Page 2)

2010 brings popular musicians to cities near Oxford

Several nationally known headline musicians and plays are headed to venues in towns just outside of Oxford in the near future. (February 5, 2010, Page 16)

Monday’s obituaries

  • Ray W. Addison — Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.
  • Willie Frank Bowie — Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Second Missionary Baptist Church. Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Betty Jo Hendricks Coleman — Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley. Visitation is this evening from 6-8.
  • Annette Holland — Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Mildred Miller — Arrangements are incomplete with Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • James Wesley Mosley — Services were held Saturday at South Hopewell Church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  • Kenneth R. Sanders — Services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Evangelical Church in Memphis. Visitation is Tuesday in the church chapel from noon until service time. Wells Funeral Home of Batesville is in charge of arrangements.

 (January 18, 2010, Page 2)

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