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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Sense of Place

The Battle of Oxford – aka the Meredith Crisis

Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the fateful night before riots broke out in Oxford when Ole Miss’s first  black student arrived to his first day of classes at the university. (September 30, 2011, Page 3B)

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    Coach Harry Mehre takes Rebels to Georgia for rededication

    Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jake Mayfield takes a look back at the Ole Miss vs. Georgia 1940 football game and the events that surrounding the day the Rebels won 28-14 in Athens. (September 23, 2011, Page 3B)

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      Professor James W. Silver to receive commemorative marker

      Oxford and Ole Miss historian Jake Lamar Mayfield discusses the dedication of Silver Pond and the James Silver Commemorative Marker. (September 16, 2011, Page 2B)

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        Ole Miss ‘is a coming power’

        Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Rebels early years under the direction of Coach Harry Mehre and the team’s “hero” Junie Hovious. (September 9, 2011, Page 2B)

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          When Ole Miss entered big time college football

          Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us when Ole Miss moved into the ranks of big time college football after the university hired Harry Mehre as head coach. (September 2, 2011, Page 3B)

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            The burning of Oxford

            Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1864 when Gen. Smith ordered Oxford be burned to the ground during the Civil War. (August 26, 2011, Page 2B)

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              On campus housing a problem for university officials post-WWII

              Housing problems at the university are present today and have been in the past. Local historian Jack Mayfield discusses the housing situation after WW II at the University of Mississippi after several men and their families came to the campus. (August 19, 2011, Page 2B)

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                Quarters for Miss. 11th during winter

                Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us what troops with the Mississippi 11th regiment did during the winter months of the Civil War. (August 12, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  Flag causes problems at Manassas

                  Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first flags made for the Mississippi 11th regiment. (August 5, 2011, Page 3B)

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                    Commanding general of the Mississippi 11th killed

                    Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about Gen. Barnard E. Bee of the Civil War and his gallant leadership. (July 29, 2011, Page 2B)

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