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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Take time now to learn about your past

Did your father or grandfather serve the country in the military? How did your parents meet? What is your family background? Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg warns that most of us are going to end up not knowing full answers to those questions if we don’t take the time now to learn about our past. (May 24, 2013, Page 4A)

History Repeating Itself

Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about gun control, saying that the ultimate goal of gun control is total power over the people. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

Guns as targets in times of tragedy

Dr. Will Dabbs writes a guest column about gun use and gun control in light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, noting that there are issues that need to be dealt with rather than almost immediately seeking a gun ban. (January 11, 2013, Page 4A)

Flavor of Oxford enjoyed in Germany

After visiting Oxford in 1978 when he was 11 years old, Christoph Richter never stopped loving Oxford and Ole Miss. So when he started his catering businesses in Germany, he brought that love to his business by wearing Ole Miss jerseys and serving up Mississippi barbeque in his train-shaped smoker. (November 5, 2012, Page 1A)

Two worlds come together during 1941 holidays

Columnist Susan Boehm writes about her favorite holiday memory when she celebrated Christmas and Hanukkah with her Jewish Detroit neighbors in 1941. (December 16, 2011, Page 3B)

Unlikely Angel

Local columnist Jimmy Reed pays tribute to the man – Sergeant Major Henry Dawkins – who played a key role in shaping his life-long beliefs and actions during a tour of military duty. (June 14, 2011, Page 4)

Bridges gets early start at hard work

Burley Bridges learned about hard work while in the Civilian Conservation Corps before entering the U.S. Army in 1939. Bridges’ story is part of a series of stories about residents at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Oxford. (June 3, 2011, Page 3B)

Vets show appreciation for Nutt’s Middle East trip

On Wednesday, the Oxford Military Order of the Purple Heart presented University of Mississippi head football coach Houston Nutt with a plaque of appreciation for Nutt visiting troops in the Middle East two years as part of the Under Armour Coaches Tour. (April 21, 2011, Page 8)

Indifference

Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls the horror of Dachau prison and the Holocaust, and warns that the danger to humans is not hate – but actually indifference. (November 23, 2010, Page 4)

Tuning into the bed-and-breakfast crowd

George McConnell, one of Oxford’s best-known musicians, is into a different rhythm these days as he’s involved in music, family and working at The 512 bed-and-breakfast. Lucy Schultze visits with McConnell to discuss his involvement with the local bed-and-breakfast and how if affects the rest of his interests. (September 30, 2010, Page 3)

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