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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Governmental dementia

If our government underwent a psychiatric investigation, what would be the diagnosis? Local columnist T.J. Ray, citing several examples, said it would probably be utter insanity or certainly dementia. (January 14, 2013, Page 4)

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)

Defense in OHS threat case files response

A defense attorney for the former Oxford High School students arrested last week for making threats against the school online say any request to examine their clients to determine if Joshua Brandon Pillault was insane at the time he made the threats premature. (October 15, 2012, Page 5A)

The Yankees ‘skedaddled’ back to the safety of Washington

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back to the Second Manassas battle in 1862. (August 17, 2012, Page 3B)

1862: When ‘men fell like leave’

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to the Seven Days Battle, one of the more deadly battles of the Civil War. (July 20, 2012, Page 2B)

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)

Rear Admiral visits local veterans

Rear Admiral Arthur J. Johnson, commander of the Naval Safety Center, visits at the State Veterans Home Wednesday in Oxford as part of Mississippi’s Navy Week. (March 25, 2011, Page 2A)

War preparations by the citizens of Oxford/Lafayette

Jack Lamar Mayfield brings us back in time to the months leading up to the departure of local troops to the front lines of the Civil War in this week’s A Sense of Place column. Read about the University Greys and Lamar Rifles and those who helped fund their weapons and uniforms in today’s Oxford Living. (February 18, 2011, Page 3B)

The Couch Potato Club — just one of several great ideas

Joanne Wilkinson, writing a Generations column, takes a look into an idea her husband came up with recently that she liked: instead of a fitness club, how about a Couch Potato Club? (September 17, 2010, Page 1B)

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