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Hopeful signs seen on path to better race relations

Events around the community – this summer’s dialogue and action between First and Second Baptist churches about past wrongs, last weekend’s dedication of the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center and this weekend’s open house at the former black, one-room Newell School – are all signs of progress in race relations. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the events and others which hopefully point to bigger things still to come. (September 26, 2013, Page 4)

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    Growing up in the age of technology

    Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks at the Internet explosion and writes about how she’s worked with her children and now her grandchildren to navigate and use the world wide web safely. (September 19, 2013, Page 4)

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      Khayat shares insights, motivation in memoir

      Why did Robert Khayat make the choices and decisions he did when he served as chancellor of the University of Mississippi from 1995 to 2009? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Khayat’s memoir, “The Education of a Lifetime,” that’s out this week and shows how Khayat’s upbringing helped shape him into the person who led his alma mater to unprecedented heights and accomplishments. (September 9, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Letters to the Editor

        Ricco D. Vance and Mary S. Sloan write to thank all of those who helped make the annual Yocona International Folk Festival’s tour a success in the community and around the region. (September 6, 2013, Page 4A)

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          School supplies – the old and the new

          Pencils, check. Paper, check. Notebooks, check. Calculator, huh? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the difference between school supply lists in the B.C (before calculator) and A.C. (after calculator) eras and recalls a magical tool called the slide rule. (August 19, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Ann G. O’Dell writes to let people know about an exciting opportunity to make a difference in young people’s lives by getting involved with students and teachers at the Oxford Learning Center. (August 9, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Adele Ford-Bonica writes to point out how involved and how important teachers are in the educational process. (August 8, 2013, Page 4)

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                Letters to the Editor

                Eric Randle writes to commend Jack Dunbar for his contributions to youth vision assistance and his selection as the Oxford School District’s Citizen of the Year. (August 7, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Laws needed to protect basic education?

                  Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at a North Carolina law passed recently requiring students to be competent in cursive writing and to memorize the multiplication tables in elementary school. (July 17, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Will a PR person enhance learning?

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at the Oxford School District’s decision to create a public relations position and wonders how the money spent for the spot will help local students with their educational endeavors. (June 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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