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Following the Mississippi 11th

The map shows the Eastern Theatre of the Civil War and battles fought between the Union and Confederate troops.

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield gives us a wrap-up of his last few columns, focusing on the Lamar Rifles and University Greys leaving Oxford. In future columns, he explains his plans to follow them throughout their battles. (May 13, 2011, Page 2B)

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    Taking a look at shade-loving plants

    Heuchera is a favorite shade plant.

    Master Gardener Donna Long and fellow Master Gardener Kathryn Clark share with readers their favorite shade-loving plants.

     (May 13, 2011, Page 2B)

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      Growing pains, knowledge gained

      Ole Miss graduating senior JaJuan McNeil can’t believe the last four years have flown by so quickly. (May 13, 2011, Page 1B)

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        Getting ready for commencement can take a small army

        University of Mississippi gears up for Saturday’s gradation ceremonies, with 19,000 chairs being set up in the Grove and in various places around the campus. (May 13, 2011, Page 1B)

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          The man with many names

          Air Force veteran Willie Kimmons is this week’s featured veteran. He’s considered by many to be “the life” of the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. (May 6, 2011, Page 3B)

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            Gratitude for a good life

            Columnist Susan Boehm is grateful for those in her life she has turned to in times of trouble. (May 6, 2011, Page 1B)

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              Tornado victims come together to rebuild

              Driving down the roads where the tornado carved a path from the Highway 7-9 split, down to Pine Flat, through the Yocona community and ending at Highway 6 East, destruction is evident almost everywhere the eye can see. From fallen trees to houses missing roofs to homes demolished. What can also be seen is neighbor helping neighbor. (May 6, 2011, Page 1B)

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                Soldiers leave state; most never return

                Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield discusses local soldiers leaving Oxford during the Civil War and head toward the battlefield. (May 6, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  Enjoying the magic of spring in Oxford

                  Oxford Generations columnist Ryan T. Miller writes about the wonder of spring, particularly in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community with all of the things to do. One of the most popular things, Miller writes, is this weekend’s Double Decker Arts Festival. (April 29, 2011, Page 1B)

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                    Lamar Rifles, University Greys ready to march

                    The University Greys and Lamar Rifles left Oxford to join other Southern troops in the Civil War on May 1, 1861, and one of their biggest worries was the war being over before they got a chance to fight. Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the two companies that included local soldiers, examining some of their thoughts and movements early in the war. (April 29, 2011, Page 3B)

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