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Grandma Gilly returns to Texas

Jack Mayfield writes about his great, great-grandmother, Grandma Gilly, and his family’s roots in Lafayette County. (September 27, 2013, Page 3B)

Wrongful death suit filed in siblings’ death

The mother of a brother and sister killed last year in a wreck has filed a lawsuit against the driver, John H. Strickland Jr., who is facing two counts of aggravated DUI for being under the influence of drugs and other substances when he slammed into the vehicle, killing John and Sarah Wheat. (May 9, 2013, Page 1A, 5A)

Letters to the Editor

Peter Frost writes about the anger at the government that has dominated the news recently and urges everyone to do what they can to make things better. (April 24, 2013, Page 4)

Can you be too rich to comment, complain?

Is there an earnings limit on the right to question and complain about taxes? Or do you just have to have the right complaint or comment? Editor Don Whitten looks into pro golfer Phil Mickelson’s recent comments and wonders why Mickelson is being berated for speaking out on something that affects him. (January 25, 2013, Page 4A)

LaPlante named new Rangers head coach

Northwest Mississippi Community College announced Thursday that it has hired Brad LaPlante as its new head football coach. (January 11, 2013, Page 7A)

WWII vet goes back in time

World War II veteran Russell Stokes was treated by a former student to a trip to Evansville, Ind. to see a Land Ship Tank Navy ship like the one he served on during the way. (July 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

TCU stays alive with win over Rebels

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Ole Miss’ season comes down to one game. An early 1-0 lead didn’t hold up as the Rebels lost 5-2 to Texas Christian Sunday night at Texas A&M’s Blue Bell Park. The loss came after the Rebels advanced to the regional championship with a 6-2 win over TCU on Friday and a 6-3 win over Texas A&M on Saturday. Ole Miss (37-25 overall) couldn’t hold off a surging TCU team that got some timely hits down the stretch on Sunday night to earn the victory just hours after the Horned Frogs defeated the Aggies 10-2 to advance. Ole Miss will now face the Horned Frogs in the regional championship tonight at 6:30. (June 4, 2012, Page 6)

Bianco encouraged by Rebels’ preparation

The feel-good moment of seeing “Ole Miss” appear on the television Monday was short lived. Within an hour of the announcement, the Rebels were back on the diamond at Oxford-University Stadium preparing for this weekend’s College Station (Texas) Regional. Really, as head coach Mike Bianco pointed out, the preparation began as soon as the Rebels returned from the Southeastern Conference Tournament. (May 31, 2012, Page 6)

WV sends off adopted troop

About 150 troops from the 289th Engineer Battalion of the U.S. National Guard Armory in Water Valley were given a send-off celebration Sunday by the VFW in Water Valley. (May 7, 2012, Page 1, 10)

Bianco: Rebels facing similar foe in TCU

When Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco looks at the No. 15 Texas Christian Horned Frogs, he sees a lot of similarities to his team. (more…) (February 17, 2012, Page 6A)

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