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Monday, March 30, 2015

James Meredith

Man who tied rope around Meredith statue indicted by grand jury

A former University of Mississippi student was indicted by a federal grand jury on federal civil rights charges for allegedly hanging a rope around a statue of the university’s first black student.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students because of their race. (March 29, 2015, Page 1A)

Students’ racial slurs, actions, damaging to schools, communities

We know, from experience, the damaging effects of ridiculous actions by students like the incident that’s hurting the University of Oklahoma, and we urge all to put an end to those actions. (March 11, 2015, Page 4)

Smith made key contributions off the court

Publisher Tim Phillips takes a look at the life of legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith and points out that some of his best work was actually done off the court as he worked with his players and community to deal with ending segregation. (February 15, 2015, Page 4A)

Overby Center programs offer great opportunity

Interested in documentaries, history, politics, sports? “Our View” suggests you look over the list of programs offered by the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics this fall at the University of Mississippi. (September 2, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Philip Loria writes to say he was offended by a recent column about voter ID, calling it race baiting. (May 12, 2014, Page 4)

EAGLE ownership shared with the community

Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes about the 53-year association he and his business partners had with The Oxford EAGLE as well as his family’s part in the newspaper. He also writes about the family association with employees and staff members and lists the nearly four-dozen who help publish and deliver your paper to you. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

David Smith and Bobby Clanton write about New Editor Jonathan Scott’s recent column on intolerance, Smith to say that Scott “speaks truth to power” and Clanton to ask if the goal is to push an agenda or improve lives. (March 24, 2014, Page 4A)

The media, the South and the same ol’ at Ole Miss

Guest columnist Lee Habeeb writes about the recent incident involving the James Meredith statue at Ole Miss and offers a more aggressive rebuttal to the response given by school officials. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

Hopeful signs seen on path to better race relations

Events around the community – this summer’s dialogue and action between First and Second Baptist churches about past wrongs, last weekend’s dedication of the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center and this weekend’s open house at the former black, one-room Newell School – are all signs of progress in race relations. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the events and others which hopefully point to bigger things still to come. (September 26, 2013, Page 4)

2013 Oxford Film Fest offers lots for locals

The 2013 Oxford Film Festival set for this weekend will offers all types of films, but two areas – music and local films – will probably be of special interest to many of those attending the festival screenings. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the offerings, including this year’s community film project. (February 20, 2013, Page 4)

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