CHICKSAW COUNTY – A bill to consolidate Chickasaw County Schools in Houlka and Okolona schools was killed in committee in the Mississippi Legislature this month, but the idea, which popped up last year, is far from dead. Mississippi lawmakers were asked to consider administrative school consolidations in several counties this session. The bill affecting […]
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OXFORD – Billy John Hendrix, 74, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at his niece’s home in Oxford. He was born Oct. 28, 1939, to James Walter Hendrix and Gladys Holmes Hendrix. He was married to Peggy Lewis Hendrix, who preceded him in death. He worked for Futorian Furniture in Okolona for 40 years. Services will […]
BRUCE – Michael Tubbs, 67, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at his home. He was born July 23, 1946, in Oxford. He was a graduate of University of Mississippi, where he earned his business degree. He was a business owner representing the office furniture industry. He attended Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Services will be at […]
Together with their families, Terri Lynn Harris and Corey Bradley Voyles are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage. The wedding is to be held Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at Oxford Church of Christ in Oxford, Mississippi. Terri Lynn is the daughter of Mr. Charles Lynn Harris, Jr. of Hernando and Mrs. Stacey […]
CALHOUN CITY – Jackie Wiggs, 69, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at Pryorfuneralhome.com.
HOUSTON – Jessie M. Reel, 56, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Westbrooks Funeral Home of Aberdeen. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18.
OXFORD – Alice Jordan, 79, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at Trace Regional Hospital in Houston. She was a homemaker and enjoyed watching wrestling, squirrels and birds. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Browning Funeral Home Chapel in Pontotoc with the Rev. Robert Armstrong officiating. Burial will follow in the Old […]
BRUCE – Grady T. Ferguson, 89, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. He was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Bruce. He was a retired teacher and coach, a former Calhoun County Superintendent of Education. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in Italy for two years. […]
HOULKA – Leon Spicer, 77, died Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at North Mississippi Medical Center Hospice Care in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.
HOUSTON – Finas E. Mims Jr., 60, died Sunday, Aug. 25 at North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at Second Baptist Missionary Baptist Church in Houston with burial in Houston Cemetery. Montgomery Mortuary of Houston is in charge of arrangements. Visitation is from 6 to 7 […]
HOUSTON – The helicopters landed, the fire trucks squirted water and kids learned something about safety. The week-long fifth annual Houston Fire Academy finished up with the traditional field exercises where kids got to man a fire hose, crawl through a smoke house and test their knowledge of fire safety. “The best part is squirting […]
Bill and Judi Caldwell of Oxford announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Claire Caldwell, to Gant Hamilton Boone, son of Alan and Cindy Boone of Winona. The couple will exchange vows August 3, 2013 at Oxford University United Methodist Church in Oxford. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Jess […]
OXFORD — Betty Mack Priest Brown, 72, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, at her home in Oxford. Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, at Waller Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Barksdale officiating. A graveside service followed in Priest Cemetery in Houston, at 2:30 on Monday. Visitation was held from 9:00 a.m. until service […]
Pull your weight, work for entitlement Dear Editor, The long dreaded automatic spending cuts of the sequester have now taken effect. Yet the sky did not fall despite the ominous warnings of Chicken Little and company. In realty these very modest reductions in government spending are all our elected officials have done to actually […]
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