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Sunday, May 24, 2015

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The post-bellum student body at the University of Mississippi

Historian Jack Mayfield continues his series about the University of Mississippi after the Civil War. (May 24, 2015, Page 3C)

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    The resourceful bumblebee

    Unlike our honeybees, Mississippi’s bumblebees are native. And they are markedly different from our imported honeybees (which Native Americans once called “white man’s flies”). Gardener Anna Haller writes about the resourceful bumblebee in today’s Oxford Living. (May 24, 2015, Page 2C)

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      Feeling the heat

      Columnist Joanne Wilkinson shares her lack of love for Mississippi summertime heat. (May 24, 2015, Page 2C)

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        High school graduation — there’s nothing like it for everyone involved

        We congratulate the seniors from Regents School of Oxford, Water Valley High School and Lafayette High School who have already graduated and send the same wishes to Oxford youngsters who will be getting their diplomas this week. We also thank all of those who have worked to help these young ladies and gentleman attain this goal. (May 24, 2015, Page 4A)

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          Letters to the Editor

          Suzanne Talbert writes to urge citizens to let their city aldermen know how they want to be represented when it comes to the housing issues that are at the front of discussions these days. (May 24, 2015, Page 4A)

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            Sunday’s obituaries

            Dora Lea Ramsey Conrad — 73, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. A graveside service was held Saturday at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Akron, Ohio. Waller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

            Melvin L. Thompson — 62, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Funeral services will be announced later by Hodges Funeral Homes of Oxford. (May 24, 2015, Page 3A)

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              Friday’s obituaries

              Sherri L. Monk — 48, died Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 26, at 6 p.m. at Sand Hill Methodist Church on Mount Liberty Road in Yalobusha County with Virgil Nelson Jr. officiating. Seven Oaks Funeral Home of Water Valley is in charge of arrangements.

              Eleanor Mann Vaughan — 89, died Thursday, May 21, 2015. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Waller Funeral Home with Pastor Brad Burnett officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m. A private graveside service will be held at Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

                (May 22, 2015, Page 3A)

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                Jackson Avenue crosswalk idea needs another look

                We’re not convinced at all that a crosswalk across East Jackson Avenue near the ongoing Jackson Row project is a good idea for drivers or pedestrians traveling the busy Oxford street, and we urge city officials and leaders to revisit their approval of the plan. (May 22, 2015, Page 4A)

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                  Jones’, Sholtz’s oustanding Ole Miss careers come to a close at NCAASs

                  WACO, Texas – Someone once said, “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” For Ole Miss women’s tennis senior Julia Jones the latest chapter of her life came to a close Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Singles Championship. (May 22, 2015, Page 6A)

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                    Is it the government — or the lack of it?

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray sees a change in the way our country is governed, noting that it is no longer a “government of the people” but rather a “government of two parties” that often times keeps a lot of things from getting done. (May 22, 2015, Page 4A)

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