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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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    A love of learning, late fulfilled

    Willie Gipson went back to school in his 50s to earn a history degree from the University of Mississippi. Senior staff writer sat down to talk with Gipson on how he got a second chance to pursue his love of learning, in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (May 12, 2011, Page 3)

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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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              Call of adventure yields life at sea

              ONLINE ONLY PHOTOS — Cinda Waterman followed adventure’s call into a life at sea in the commercial fishing industry along the Pacific coast.

              Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze sat down with Waterman as she shared her story and how she’s settled into north Mississippi in this week’s “A Conversation With…”

              (more…) (May 5, 2011, Page 3)

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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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