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Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his college days and being involved in a contest he really didn’t want to be – for UMOC. And what was UMOC? “Ugliest Man On Campus.” (October 30, 2012, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Debbie Paine writes to thank the cleanup crew that makes the Grove experience so special on Ole Miss game days, while Jessica Perkins writes on behalf of More Than A Meal to note that giving is a rewarding part of the program. (October 12, 2012, Page 4A)

Goals behind towing, booting parking violators

What’s the goal behind tightening down on parking restrictions and violators? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the options – prevention, deterrence, restitution, retribution and rehabilitation – and how towing and booting relate to each. (July 30, 2012, Page 4)

Parking issue not one that’s going away

Parking has long been a concern in any downtown area, but particularly of late in downtown Oxford around the historic Square. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at parking in the past and options that are being discussed for the future. (July 18, 2012, Page 4)

Mr. Pat – one of our community’s icons

How did you first come to know Robert L. “Mr. Pat” Patterson? In his work with FCA? With the Kiwanis Club? As the bailiff at the courthouse? As a softball umpire? At church? At an Ole Miss ballgame? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the relationships we’ve had with the man who’s been a local icon for longer than most of us have been around. (February 1, 2012, Page 4)

The past remains present in 2012

Anniversaries come and go, and are often forgotten or ignored. In 2012, there are a number of anniversaries to be celebrated locally, statewide, nationwide and around the world, including two big events right here in the L-O-U community. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at those events – the death of William Faulkner and the integration of the University of Mississippi – and how they affected the community and its view from others. (January 19, 2012, Page 4)

The Godfrey Show

OXFORD TOWN – “Subtract big money college athletics from the equation and (Robert) Khayat’s tenure demands the kind of seven story bronze statute only seen in the city centres of Eastern European communist states during the Cold War.” High praise coming from Oxford Town Sports Columnists Steven Godfrey, as he pays tribute to the former UM chancelor who is recuperating from a recent illness. Check it out on Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (December 22, 2011, Page 8)

Coaching searches were once very public

There will be lots of news coming out about who the next Ole Miss football coach will, or might, be. Editor Don Whitten recalls a time during his sports writing days when coaching searches were very open and even involved interviews with the media. (November 28, 2011, Page 4A)

Students, alumni look forward to weekend events

This weekend’s events at the University of Mississippi will include the crowning of Homecoming Queen Martha Day and her court during half-time during the game Saturday night and a reunion of former Miss Ole Miss alumnae and Col. Reb. alumni. (November 11, 2011, Page 1B)

The Battle of Oxford – aka the Meredith Crisis

Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the fateful night before riots broke out in Oxford when Ole Miss’s first  black student arrived to his first day of classes at the university. (September 30, 2011, Page 3B)

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