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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Former Gov. John Marshall Tone topic at Books ‘n Lunch

John Marshall Stone, Mississippi’s longest-serving governor and later president of Mississippi A&M, is the subject of a new book by Dr. Ben Earl Kitchens and also the topic at the upcoming Books ‘n Lunch program at the Oxford-Lafayette County Public Library. (November 30, 2014, Page 2C)

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    The ebb-tide of the Confederacy

    Jeremiah Gage, a member of the University Greys, wrote a final letter to his mother in the hours just before he died from wounds he suffered at Gettysburg. History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield shares that letter with us today in the Oxford Living section. (July 26, 2013, Page 2B)

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      Former slave comments on the first Yankee in Oxford

      A former slave’s speech is featured in Jack Mayfield’s history column in Oxford Living this week. Read the fascinating words of Jim Neilson from his July 4, 1867 speech. (May 17, 2013, Page 2B)

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