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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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              For Your Consideration

              Artists in a variety of forms are showing off their art at this weekend’s Double Decker Arts Festival. Their pieces are on display for judges, and aren’t necessarily part of the vendors’ wares around the Square. Take a closer look at some of the entries and what the artists are trying to do in the Oxford Living feature that reminds Double Decker attendees that they can cast a ballot in the People’s Choice category as well as take a look at the juried entries. (April 29, 2011, Page 1B)

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                Local Civil War troops get marching orders

                Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the 150th anniversary of when the first two volunteer units from the University of Mississippi received their marching orders during the Civil War. (April 22, 2011, Page 2B)

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                  Being a good friend means listening

                  Columnist and retired psychologist Steve Stricker reminds us what means to be a good friend. (April 22, 2011, Page 1B)

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                    Father, son team up to create environmentally friendly house

                    Watt Bishop and his son Beau Gibb show off Bishop’s “green” home on 14th Street. From the front porch made from recycled plastic bags to the bamboo floors, the house was built to be comfortable and environmentally friendly. See today’s Oxford Living for a look inside the home. (April 22, 2011, Page 1B)

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