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Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Separate but unequal

Newell School, the last standing one-room school house in Lafayette County, was recently restored and an open house is planned for Sunday. (September 27, 2013, Page 1B, 2B)

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    The Battle of Oxford – aka the Meredith Crisis

    Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the fateful night before riots broke out in Oxford when Ole Miss’s first  black student arrived to his first day of classes at the university. (September 30, 2011, Page 3B)

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      Some early history of the Oxford School District

      Oxford EAGLE Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes to relate some of the history of the local school district, including its separation from the University of Mississippi and local integration as he urges local residents to continue working for local students by voting for the upcoming bond issue. (September 16, 2010, Page 4)

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        Oxford mourns loss of community leader

        From his work as a civil rights activist, who was instrumental in integrating Oxford public schools, to working with felons as a U.S. probation officer, to serving as a Lafayette County Planning Commissioner, Leonard Thompson’s death Monday has been called a major loss for the community as a whole.
        Thompson died Monday at about 10:30 a.m. after going into anaphylactic shock when he was stung by a wasp while putting his lawnmower up in his garage at his Highway 334 home. (June 23, 2010, Page 1A)

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