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Ole Miss

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)

Game day at Ole Miss

Guest columnist Loran Smith of Georgia gives an outsider’s perspective of the game day experience at Ole Miss as he talks about trips to Oxford for games and about the friendships he’s made over the years with members of the community. (September 23, 2011, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Kelli Harrison writes to talk about the disappointing treatment she and other members of the Ole Miss band received at the season opener this year. (September 14, 2011, Page 4)

Can wordy Faulkner exist in time of tweets?

Could William Faulkner and his writing be the anti-tweet? That’s quite likely, but it doesn’t mean that Faulkner’s not moving up in this age of electronic communication. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a closer look at Mr. Bill and some of his work as Oxford gets set to host this year’s Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference. (July 8, 2011, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

David Heckel of the Oxford Community Tennis Association writes to point out the need for more tennis courts and facilities in Oxford, citing the recent OCTA Junior Tennis Tournament as an example of how the community would benefit from more, and large, tournaments. (June 29, 2011, Page 4)

Giving – it’s something we’re good at

If you’re lending someone a helping hand, then give yourself a hand. In a state and a community that’s known for supporting charitable causes, there are plenty of options. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at our giving spirit and some of the possibilities to get involved with this spring. (March 25, 2011, Page 4A)

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