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Friday, August 29, 2014

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‘It’s the end of the world and I ain’t repented yet!’ — The Crater

One hundred and fifty years ago this past Wednesday, an event happened in the trench earthworks the Confederates had to fortify Petersburg, Virginia, just a few miles down the road from Richmond. If Gen. Ulysses Grant’s men had taken advantage of the event, they may have hastened the end of the Civil War by nine months. (August 1, 2014, Page 2B)

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    Can a parent care too much?

    Columnist Lisa Coleman discusses overprotecting parents, and wonders if a parent can care too much? (August 1, 2014, Page 1B)

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      Caring Crafts

      From healthy babies to poor school children to the sick and elderly, the Woodson Ridge Homemakers spend their free time creating items to bring comfort and, in some cases, education to many. (August 1, 2014, Page 1B)

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        Scenes of Oxford on the eve of the ‘Grand Conflagration’

        Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about more old Oxford homes including the home of William S. Neilson, who opened the still-open Neilson’s Department Store. (July 25, 2014, Page 3B)

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          California, here we come!

          Tree man John Arrechea recently fulfilled a “Bucket List” item when he and his family went to California to see the giant redwoods. (July 25, 2014, Page 3B)

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            Master Gardener 2014 Training Course Class registration begins

            Master Gardener Collen B. McChesney writes about the upcoming Master Gardener training course that will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon, beginning Sept. 9 until Oct. 14. (July 25, 2014, Page 2B)

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              Everything is OK

              Columnist Jim McCauley likes to hear everything is OK during his doctor appointments, but he’s not fond of what he has to go through first before hearing those words. (July 25, 2014, Page 1B)

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                Fun with Faulkner

                An exhibit of paintings by local artist Jason Heavner, also known as J-Man, focuses on writer William Faulkner. The series of paintings are profound, a bit profane and a lot of fun. (July 25, 2014, Page 1B)

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                  Untold story: High school football player who died after 1961 homecoming game injury remembered at 50th class reunion

                  In November of 1961, students of the predominantly black Oxford Training School, that would be renamed Central High School in 1962, paraded around Oxford square with floats to the beat of a marching band showing their school pride and purple and gold colors. (more…) (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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                    Early recollections of Oxford by the Rev. E.A. Smith

                    Historian Jack Mayfield revisits columns from another EAGLE writer, the Rev. E.A. Smith, who wrote several columns for the paper about Oxford’s history in 1910. (July 18, 2014, Page 2B)

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