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Friday, December 19, 2014

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Dec. 7, 1941 — A date which will live in infamy

Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes about the attack of Pearl Harbor and the effects it had on people in Oxford. (December 7, 2014, Page 3C)

Pearl Harbor Day a time to thank all service men, women

It was 73 years ago that the Japanese pulled the U.S. into World War II with their bombing attack on Pearl Harbor. Our view is that we should use this day and many others to continue to thank all of our service men and women for protecting our freedoms in America. (December 7, 2014, Page 4A)

This week in Oxford history

With this being an election week, we take a look back at the results from previous elections. Back in 1936, Lafayette County was a Blue Community that enthusiastically supported Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal. By 2000, the community had turned Red by giving its support to George Bush. (November 5, 2014, Page 1A)

Letters to the Editor

Dr. Ward D. Harder writes to complement Oxford and Ole Miss on its hospitality last weekend and to warn about a ticket scammer, Jeff Justis writes to take issue with a recent Jimmy Reed column and ask who’s to blame, and Paul A. Callens writes to urge all to learn more about mental illnesses and mental health during Mental Illness Awareness Week. (October 8, 2014, Page 4A)

Valentine Story

Local columnist Jimmy Reed tells the story of Andrew and Alice – an eternal and inspirational Valentine story. (February 12, 2013, Page 4)

Knowing your history and what it means

The basics of education – the “Three R’s” – are important, but so are other subjects taught in school. Editor Don Whitten writes about history and its importance to us and offers a quiz about Pearl Harbor Day to make a point. (December 7, 2012, Page 4A)

Not ready yet? How about next week?

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? All the chores done? Would you like another week? Editor Don Whitten takes a look back when there were two days set aside for Thanksgiving – the fourth Thursday in November and the final Thursday in the month. (November 21, 2012, Page 4)

Welcoming the new American citizens …

Dr. Marie M. Husni addressed the new American citizens who took the oath of citizenship earlier this year, and she offers, in a guest column, an adaptation of that speech as a tribute to the United States and to the opportunities it offers. (July 3, 2012, Page 4)

A reminder

Local columnist T.J. Ray introduces an assignment about budgets, debt and the government’s role and looks at how well we’re doing. The interesting thing is when the assignment was actually first introduced. (May 9, 2012, Page 4)

Rights or privileges?

Do we have rights? Or are lots of things we consider rights just privileges? Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at those questions and others when it comes to rights and Constitutional rights. (November 3, 2011, Page 4)

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