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Letters to the Editor

Former Oxford resident Jo Middleton writes to tell how she’s left Oxford but its writers haven’t left her. She relates stories about authors from the community and wonders if she might have picked up a little of the “spirit” to use in a book of her own. (January 5, 2011, Page 4)

Bikers need to follow rules of the road, too

Local columnist T.J. Ray writes that some of the biggest challenges to driving locally are not other cars, but actually people riding bicycles. He wonders about rules of the road and insurance as cyclists take their spots on the roadways. (December 9, 2010, Page 4)

It’s time for an entertaining night at the cemetery

The annual Spirits of Oxford tour will be back at St. Peter’s Cemetery with almost a full moon shining down Friday evening. Editor Don Whitten looks back at previous spirits and gives a preview of what’s to be expected this year at the annual fundraiser for Cedar Oaks. (October 20, 2010, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Hal Ferguson writes to express his displeasure with former President Bill Clinton visiting last week, Dr. Jeff Evans writes in support of the school bond issue and says that local residents have a great opportunity and a great responsibility, and Jane Fraser writes to inform people that there’s help for those who stutter. (October 19, 2010, Page 4)

Letter to the Editor

Franklin L. Foster writes to tell of his party’s experience as visiting fans from Kentucky for the recent Ole Miss-Kentucky football game. Foster praised the community for its friendliness and cleanliness. (October 14, 2010, Page 4)

UM Manufacturing Center receives grant

The University of Mississippi’s Center of Manufacturing Excellence received a grant recently from the Mississippi Development Authority for $529,395. UM will use this grant money for solar panels for the new center which is currently being built. (September 27, 2010, Page 1A)

Who likes early-August school days?

Did football move up the start of school? Or did school move up the start of football? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at early-August school days in Mississippi and lists some of the factors in the earlier start to classes these days in reaction to a move by a group called “Save Mississippi Summers” to have classes start later in August or even in September. (August 11, 2010, Page 4)

Ole Miss students partying less

The 2010 survey from the Princeton Review shows the University of Mississippi at No. 5 for top party schools, down from No. 3 last year and No. 2 in 2008. (August 4, 2010, Page 3)

UM mascots down to five

The land shark is still in the running alongside Hotty and Toddy as two of the five top mascot choices for the University of Mississippi. With more than 13,000 votes, the Student Mascot Selection Committee had a tough job narrowing down to the final five: bear, horse, lion, land shark and Hotty and Toddy. (July 16, 2010, Page 1A)

Teens urged to stay in school

Students participating in a two-day college visit to the University of Mississippi learned the importance of earning a high school diploma. Local leaders spoke to the group of students which was held in cooperation with the Boys and Girls Club of Memphis, Tupelo and Oxford. (July 15, 2010, Page 1)

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