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Saturday, November 1, 2014

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How many politicians did you hear from?

Mitt called. So did Nancy and Rick and even the guv. Editor Don Whitten writes about his weekend  talking – no, make that listening – to politicians via the magic of robo calls. (March 12, 2012, Page 4A)

‘The Help’ shouldn’t sell us warm, fuzzy nostalgia

Local columnist Deidra Jackson is a little suspect about the book and movie, “The Help,” after reading some of the reviews, and she talks with someone – her mother – who lived the life as a housekeeper decades ago for a different perspective. (August 11, 2011, Page 4A)

What Angels Eat

Mark Twain said the Southern watermelon is king of all fruits, and local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at the delicious melon – including a lesson he learned about picking the best ones out at the Farmers’ Market. (August 9, 2011, Page 4)

Troops get set for first major battle

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1861 when local soldiers were getting ready to fight the first major battle of the Civil War. (July 15, 2011, Page 2B)

More than 200 area children attend WinShape Camp

WinShape Camps C3 (Camps Connecting Communities) made Oxford one of three stops in Mississippi as it opened up its day camp for more than 200 area children this week at the Oxford Community Center. (July 8, 2011, Page 1B)

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)

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)

Hoover awaits Rebel baseball; apathy awaits its fan base

THE GODFREY SHOW –  Oxford Town sports columnist Steven Godfrey and his sidekick, young Banks, continue their analysis of the Rebels baseball team as they travel to Hoover, Ala., for the SEC Baseball Tournament where they discuss at length the Rebels chances in the post season. Tune in to Godfrey’s column this week and see if indeed he and Banks “blend in with actual, loyal fans.” (May 27, 2010, Page 8)

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