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Double Decker tours take riders back in time

Historical tours are sponsored by the Oxford Tourism Council and lead by local historian, Jack Lamar Mayfield, who delights those on the tour with stories about Oxford’s more famous residents like William Faulkner and L.Q.C. Lamar and describes a little bit about what life was like in Oxford when the town was brand new. (July 22, 2011, Page 1B)

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    Teaching students how to learn

    Sure, you did fine in high school. What happens when college becomes your first real challenge? University of Mississippi psychology professor Ken Sufka offers some answers in a new book about how to make the grade. Hear from him in this week’s “A Conversation With…” on Page 3. (July 21, 2011, Page 3)

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      Troops get set for first major battle

      Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1861 when local soldiers were getting ready to fight the first major battle of the Civil War. (July 15, 2011, Page 2B)

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        The end of a magical area

        Ole Miss English major and columnist Amanda Schnugg tells her story of growing up in the magical world of Harry Potter. (July 15, 2011, Page 1B)

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          Exhibit of images of Faulkner opens Sunday

          The 38th annual Faulkner & Yoknapatapha Conference opens Sunday with a reception for “Fauklner’s Geographies: A Photographic Journey” at 1 to 3 p.m. at the University Museum where 35 photographs with Faulkner as their subject will be on display through Oct. 1. (July 15, 2011, Page 1B)

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            From selling shrimp to making music

            SAMPLE TRACK — After Hurricane Katrina forced him to leave the Gulf Coast, Mike Shaw launched a successful business selling shrimp in the Oxford area and is now building a music career in Nashville, Tenn. Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze visits with Shaw in today’s “A Conversation With…”

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              ‘I know William Faulkner’ – Phil Stone and Stark Young

              Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about two men, Phil Stone and Stark Young, and their influence on Faulkner. (July 8, 2011, Page 3B)

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                From earning a degree to getting a buzz cut

                Generations columnist Steve Stricker tell us about his journey from being a college graduate to a soldier in the U.S. Army. (July 8, 2011, Page 1B)

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                  More than 200 area children attend WinShape Camp

                  WinShape Camps C3 (Camps Connecting Communities) made Oxford one of three stops in Mississippi as it opened up its day camp for more than 200 area children this week at the Oxford Community Center. (July 8, 2011, Page 1B)

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                    Seeking joy, one stitch at a time

                    Lenora Jackson makes her own clothes — and mends clothes for others — in her room at Graceland Care Center. She uses neither a machine nor any patterns. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down with Jackson, as she shared her story in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (July 7, 2011, Page 3)

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