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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Maryland

Grisham’s latest a real page-turner

Editor Don Whitten takes a look at best-selling author John Grisham’s just-released legal thriller, “The Racketeer,” a story about a jailed lawyer who fingers the killer of a federal judge to get out of prison and begin life in witness protection. It’s another page-turner, Whitten writes, and maybe one of the quickest reads of a Grisham work in several years. (October 26, 2012, Page 4A)

Mississippi 11th becomes part of the Army of Northern Viriginia

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues this week to educate us on the role the Mississippi 11th plaid in the Civil War. After Gen. Joseph Johnston suffered an injury, Gen. Robert E. Lee took charge of the Confederate Army. One of his first actions was to change the name of the army to the Army of Northern Virgina. (June 1, 2012, Page 2B)

Lamar Rifles, University Greys ready to march

The University Greys and Lamar Rifles left Oxford to join other Southern troops in the Civil War on May 1, 1861, and one of their biggest worries was the war being over before they got a chance to fight. Local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes a closer look at the two companies that included local soldiers, examining some of their thoughts and movements early in the war. (April 29, 2011, Page 3B)

Dead animals, harvest of fishy and fowl claims

Dead birds and dead fish. Coincidence or incidental? That’s the question local columnist Deidra Jackson asks as she talks about a few ongoing stories with widespread coverage and widely varied explanations. Jackson urges us to seek the real truth and also to remember that we’re responsible for taking care of this Earth. (January 6, 2011, Page 4)

We’re No. 2 – and we wish we weren’t

Gasoline consumption down? Fuel prices rising? More costly in Mississippi? What’s the real story on gasoline and diesel fuel prices and how much it means to people. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the numbers which place Mississippi second only to Montana in how much consumers spend to run their vehicles. (December 27, 2010, Page 4)

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