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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Starkville

Game day coming – again and again and again

An opening stretch of four road games in five outings, including a rare back-to-back trip to the state of Alabama to play Alabama and Auburn is past. Now, as Editor Don Whitten points out, it’s time for the stretch of six straight home games over a seven-week period to begin. Will it pay off for the Rebels? What about for the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? “Are you ready?” is certainly an appropriate question. (October 7, 2013, Page 4A)

Chargers can wrap up 2-5A title tonight

The Oxford High School boys soccer team can clinch their fourth straight district championship and get to open the playoffs at home if they can win at West Point tonight. (January 11, 2013, Page 6A)

Pet owners call for end to shootings

When Sarah Carey brought her dog Harrison to see Dr. Jennifer Stobbe after he was shot at close range with a handgun, she didn’t know how much she and the veterinarian had in common. Stobbe’s cat, Spencer had just been shot with a pellet gun. Both women are looking for answers and are hoping to stop the cruelty. (November 16, 2011, Page 1)

Fun times at Ole Miss

University of Mississippi freshman Hattie Fisher is enjoying her first days at Ole Miss. Read about her adventures being a first-year college student in Oxford Living. (September 2, 2011, Page 1B)

Good fathers – in for the long haul, fine print and all

While the role of the father in families has changed over the years, it’s also remained much the same as local columnist Deidra Jackson writes in a column taking a look at all her father has done throughout her life. (June 16, 2011, Page 4A)

Sight Savers brings world into focus

About 15 children from all over north Mississippi attended the Sight Savers America clinic this past Friday. A handful of them went home with a closed circuit television while the others took home other various visions aids, including telescopes, handheld magnifiers and Braille equipment. (March 29, 2011, Page 1)

Rebels fall to Miss. State 71-58

BLOG — Ole Miss’ momentum heading into Saturday’s game against Mississippi State was short lived as the Bulldogs defeated the Rebels 71-58 at Humphrey Coliseum. (more…) (February 19, 2011)

Tagert wins transit seat

While Mike Tagert of Starkville won the overall election in Tuesday’s run-off race for the Northern District Transportation Commissioner seat, local voters chose John Caldwell Sr. of Nesbit. (February 2, 2011, Page 1)

Worst of storm misses Lafayette County

A strong storm cell that wreaked havoc in some parts of Mississippi took it easier on Lafayette County, according to emergency management officials.

No local reports have been made of damage due to the high winds associated with Monday night’s storm, said Oxford Emergency Coordinator Jimmy Allgood.

In Lafayette County, Emergency Coordinator David Shaw said his office received a few reports of some trees being blown down. (November 30, 2010, Page 1)

Let’s look at other towns offering Sunday alcohol sales

Local restaurant owner John M. Currence writes, in a guest column, that there are two distinct sides appearing unable to give much ground in the debate over allowing the sale of alcohol in Oxford on Sundays, and he suggests that the best way to reach a compromise might be for both sides to take a look at other communities that allow Sunday sales. (June 2, 2010, Page 4)

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