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Students’ racial slurs, actions, damaging to schools, communities

We know, from experience, the damaging effects of ridiculous actions by students like the incident that’s hurting the University of Oklahoma, and we urge all to put an end to those actions. (March 11, 2015, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    B.J. Davis writes to urge all to learn more about NMRC and other facilities and programs available during Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, while Dr. Sandor Feldman writes to say that Mississippi’s vaccination laws help save lives. (March 11, 2015, Page 4)

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      Wednesday’s obituaries

      Curtis Wayne Dennis — 71, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at his home in Water Valley after a long battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks at 10 a.m. Saturday with Bro. Dan Dickerson and Bro. Bennie Turnage officiating. Burial will be in the Anchor Cemetery in Yalobusha County. Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Seven Oaks Funeral Home in Water Valley.

      Mark Lofton — died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at North Miss. Medical Center in Tupelo. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

       Vera Smith Maples — 88, died Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

      Mildred Groner Wilder McKinney — 85, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Tupelo Nursing and Rehab following an extended illness. A celebration of her life is today at 2 p.m. in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors. Private burial will follow in Verona City Cemetery. Visitation will be today from noon to service time.  Holland Funeral Directors Tupelo Chapel is entrusted with arrangements.

      Thomas Anthony McVeigh — 47, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his home in Olive Branch. Arrangements are incomplete with Waller Funeral Home.

      Carolyn Boyd Redmond — 49, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford. Arrangements are incomplete with Kenneth I. Roberson Funeral Home of Pontotoc.

      Roy Frank Smith —  91, of Harmontown, died Friday, March 7, 2015, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven. Funeral arrangements with Coleman Funeral Home are incomplete at this time. (March 11, 2015, Page 3)

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        No. 13 Rebels drop match to No. 2 Baylor

        In front of a boisterous packed house at the Gillom Sports Center Tuesday night, the No. 13 Ole Miss men’s tennis team gave No. 2 Baylor all they wanted despite playing without one of their top players, before dropping a 4-1 decision. (March 11, 2015, Page 6)

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          Ole Miss loses to No. 8 Louisville, 5-3

          LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kicking off five games on the road over a six-day period, the Ole Miss baseball team suffered a 5-3 setback at the hands of No. 8 Louisville Tuesday at Jim Patterson Stadium. Junior Cameron Dishon homered for the first time in his career with a solo blast in the fifth, but the Cardinals (11-5) scored a run in four-straight innings to help them to victory in the non-conference matchup. (March 11, 2015, Page 6)

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            Ole Miss guard Moody wins Howell Trophy

            Ole Miss junior guard Stefan Moody won the CSpire Howell Trophy Monday at a luncheon held by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson. The award is given annually to the state’s best collegiate men’s basketball player. (March 10, 2015, Page 6)

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              Ole Miss QB Kelly completes community service

              BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A judge agreed Monday that Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly has met the community service and other conditions of a plea agreement reached after he was arrested for fighting with bouncers outside a Buffalo nightclub. (March 10, 2015, Page 6)

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                Former Rebel OL Hall dies

                Whaley Hall, an Ole Miss All-American lineman on three of coach John Vaught’s outstanding Rebel teams, passed away Saturday in Hampton, Virginia, following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete. (March 10, 2015, Page 6)

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                  I Never Stole Again

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls yet another lesson taught by his mentor Jaybird — this time about stealing after a night in a watermelon patch that didn’t belong to those eating the melons. (March 10, 2015, Page 4)

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                    Cracks, potholes follow back-to-back winter storms

                    The power of expanding ice is starting to show around the community after back-to-back winter storms. Let’s hope the damage doesn’t get much worse before city, county and state crews can, after two hard weeks of work on icy roads, start patching the problem areas. (March 10, 2015, Page 4)

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