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Friday, May 22, 2015

Ole Miss Rebels

Khayat shares insights, motivation in memoir

Why did Robert Khayat make the choices and decisions he did when he served as chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 2009? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Khayat’s memoir, “The Education of a Lifetime,” that’s out this week and shows how Khayat’s upbringing helped shape him into the person who led his alma mater to unprecedented heights and accomplishments. (September 9, 2013, Page 4A)

Time to start watching TV

Some people watch a lot of TV and build their weekly schedules around their favorite shows. Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks isn’t one of them – except during football season. Eubanks writes about his viewing habits as he begins his time in front of the TV. (September 6, 2013, Page 4A)

Roundball Rebs’ schedule set for 2013-14

With the Southeastern Conference finalizing its schedule for the upcoming season, SEC schools, including Ole Miss, were able to release their 2013-14 men’s basketball schedules. Dates and TV appearances are set for the Rebels, who are the defending SEC Tournament champions. (August 21, 2013, Page 8)

Ole Miss practices under the lights

Coach Hugh Freeze, after seeing lots of positives from film of Saturday’s scrimmage, sent the Ole Miss football team through a practice session under the lights at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on Monday. (August 20, 2013, Page 6)

Greasy Chicken Bones

With the Ole Miss-LSU game coming up this weekend, local columnist Jimmy Reed was reminded of a trip to Baton Rouge to watch the Rebels and Tigers play. Reed writes about that trip and an exchange with LSU’s cheerleaders and then the response the following year. (November 13, 2012, Page 4)

Oxford – A special place

J.W. “Jay” Mitchell recalls days gone by in Oxford in a guest column, nothing how award-winning author William Faulkner made it a unique place. (July 10, 2012, Page 4)

‘March Madness’ – when did it first hit you?

There’s no question that the opening weekend of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament once again is spreading “March Madness” across the country. Editor Don Whitten recalls when he first truly felt “March Madness” and wonders when it happened for readers. (March 19, 2012, Page 4)

Labor Day – honoring the American worker

This is a big four-day weekend, beginning with tonight’s Oxford-Lafayette football game and ending with Labor Day. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Monday’s holiday and who it honors. (September 2, 2011, Page 4A)

Coming to Oxford – a little ahead of schedule

Assistant News Editor Anne Pringle planned, like many, to retire in Oxford. Sometimes, however, things change and that’s what happened to her, bringing her to Oxford a bit sooner than expected. Pringle writes about the adjustments she and her daughter are making as they get accustomed to living in the community. (July 30, 2010, Page 4A)

A mountain-bike rescue

Wesley Phillips, a long snapper for the Ole Miss football team, was injured while riding his mountain bike down a hill and he remained stranded for five hours before help arrived. Members of the Oxford and University Police Departments were involved in the search and rescue. (May 4, 2010, Page 1)

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