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Why the U.S. has a moral obligation to show ‘The Interview’

Guest columnist Kenneth Jones takes a closer look at Sony Pictures’ decision to pull the movie “The Interview” because of threats of terrorism from Korean hackers, noting that it will not be a positive reaction from the United States. (December 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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    All first-responders put lives on the line for you

    Oxford firefighter Rob Johnson writes, in a “Your Turn” guest column, about the sacrifices that firefighters and all first-responders make, and to point out that it’s not all about money. (November 10, 2014, Page 4)

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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)

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        Local library opens seed lending branch

        Local librarian Laura Beth Walker writes, in “Your Turn,” about the seed lending program offered by the Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library. (June 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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          WWII brought long-time mayor to Oxford

          Guest columnist Elizabeth Leslie, wife of long-time former Oxford mayor John Leslie, shares memories of how World War II brought her future husband to Ole Miss and Oxford, and how they ended up staying here forever. (June 11, 2014, Page 4)

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            EAGLE shareholders ‘pass the torch’

            Bob Vasilev, an Oxford EAGLE employee in the 1970s and ’80s and the wife of Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev, writes a guest column about the decision and process of selling The EAGLE as well as stressing the importance of the community continuing to support its local paper. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

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              The media, the South and the same ol’ at Ole Miss

              Guest columnist Lee Habeeb writes about the recent incident involving the James Meredith statue at Ole Miss and offers a more aggressive rebuttal to the response given by school officials. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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                Taking a closer look at Common Core

                Guest columnist Maxine H. Karr takes a closer look at the Common Core State Standards that are being implemented at schools around the country. (October 17, 2013, Page 4)

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                  From the trenches

                  Oxford attorney Tom Suszek takes a closer, in a guest column, at local judges Bill Lamb and Ed Roberts, who passed away recently. Suszek, who worked with both men, point to their commitment to their craft and to their community. (July 10, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Local representative takes look at Medicaid expansion

                    Brad Mayo, who represents Oxford and District 12 in the Mississippi House of Representatives, answers some questions and expresses some concerns about Medicaid expansion and costs in a guest column. (May 23, 2013, Page 4)

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