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Saturday, September 20, 2014

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National POW/MIA Day today

Retired Marine Corps Master Sgt. and local author Gene Hays writes a guest column for “Your Turn,” reminding all that today is National POW/MIA Day and looking at the meaning behind the day. (September 19, 2014, Page 4)

Soldier looks at 1962 from different perspective

Researchers, historians, Ole Miss professors and James Meredith himself have all written books about Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi and the accompanying violence. Editor Don Whitten points readers to yet another view – former military policeman Henry Gallagher’s just-released book detailing what he saw and experienced in Oxford in 1962-63. (September 28, 2012, Page 4A)

Going from blue to red

Representation of Lafayette County in the House and Senate has gone from a Democratic to a Republican majority. Read the thoughts of politicians, party representatives and a  political science expert as to what, if any, effect this will have on Oxford. (November 17, 2011, Page 1)

The diary of disillusioned college graduate

The Generations column welcomes a new columnist this week, Ole Miss graduate Kierra Ransey who admits to being a disillusioned college graduate. (October 21, 2011, Page 1B)

Souped-up Zipcar, iPod and a feeling of superiority

OXFORD TOWN – On the road to Washington, D.C., Oxford Town columnist Alexander McAdams and her friend Willow amp up their Mazda “Zipcar” with their iPod, which sets them on the road to reminiscence. Music indeed matters in that state of mind and lyrics become all-important as the girls ponder these: “I can’t tell you what I learned in school, but I could tell a story or two.” (March 18, 2010, Page 8)

Local student wins school-level round in National Geographic Bee

Emma Herbst, a fourth-grade student at Della Davidson Elementary School, won the second-level competition of the National Geographic Bee and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. (January 19, 2010, Page 8)

Officials to visit Washington DC

Old Taylor Road roundabouts, a new fire station and community multipurpose building are a few of the capital items and improvements local government officials will discuss with the LOU area congressional representatives next month during a trip to Washington DC. (January 12, 2010, Page 1)

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