All posts by Rick Mize

Industrial Park renamed to honor Max Hipp


In a ceremony today at the corner of Industrial Park in Oxford the Economic Development Foundation/Chamber of Commerce and Lafayette County honored former EDF/COC President Max Hipp by unveiling a new sign bearing his name.  Hipp retired after 25 years of service in that position.  Past chairman of the EDF Lawrence Chandler who recognized him reflected on his many achievements, his continuing efforts to promote industry and the economy of the area and his involvement which spawned growth in the community.

Rebel Fans greet team on return from Omaha!


Nearly two thousand Rebel faithful gathered at Swayze in the heat to greet their baseball team as they arrived in two buses returning from Omaha.  It was a good turnout considering the lack of time the fans had to prepare for this event, the numerous change in times of their arrival and the 90-plus temperatures.    After the standing ovation upon their arrival Keith Kessinger, former Rebel and network broadcaster, introduced each member of the team and staff.  The crowd swelled even more three times as Sikes Orvis, Will Allen and Coach Bianco had remarks at the microphone.  The Rebel Nation is excited about this team’s accomplishments and the bright future on the diamond.

Oxford School District kicks off Chargers Turf Campaign.


The Oxford School District kicks off their multipurpose turf campaign.  Many local dignitaries joined Superintendent Brian Harvey and Athletic Director Johnny Hill for the groundbreaking ceremony.  They underlined the support of the community which has enabled them to start these projects.  Plans include placing synthetic turf on Bobby Holcomb Field, the baseball/softball indoor practice complex, Bramlett Elementary’s courtyard area and the new multipurpose field on the OHS campus.

The Athletic Booster Club is working with Athletic SurfacesPlus, an athletic project firm, and reaching out to Charger fans and the community to get involved in the campaign.  For information on how you can help and sponsorship opportunities contact Johnny Hill at 662-816-5472 or Hunter Cowan at 901-494-4455, or go to the Oxford School District website,


Head to Head at the Oxford Regionals


Ole Miss Asst. Coach Cliff Godwin joins Richard & Matt on the air for Head-to-Head live from the NCAA Oxford Regional tournament.  Congratulations to the Rebels on securing a spot in the Super Regionals this weekend with the Louisiana Cajuns.   Hear our coverage beginning Saturday night at 6:30 live from Hammond La.