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Oxford – A special place

J.W. “Jay” Mitchell recalls days gone by in Oxford in a guest column, nothing how award-winning author William Faulkner made it a unique place. (July 10, 2012, Page 4)

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    Welcoming the new American citizens …

    Dr. Marie M. Husni addressed the new American citizens who took the oath of citizenship earlier this year, and she offers, in a guest column, an adaptation of that speech as a tribute to the United States and to the opportunities it offers. (July 3, 2012, Page 4)

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      Oxford needs more basketball courts

      Guest columnist Taylor McGraw takes a look at one part of the local recreational scene that is missing in all of the improvements of the last couple of decades – more basketball courts. (June 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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        A great Saturday in good ol’ Oxford

        Guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell recalls home football game Saturdays in Oxford during the 1950s and relates his day full of activities that were intertwined with the Rebels’ game. (May 7, 2012, Page 4)

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          Legend of Lafayette County’s lost Indian gold

          Former Oxonian J.W. “Jay” Mitchell writes a guest column about a longtime local legend – gold that Indians received for their land was buried in Lafayette County – he heard at a recent class reunion. (February 28, 2012, Page 4)

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            Senate bill on charter schools needs some work

            Claiborne Barksdale, CEO of the Barksdale Reading Institute, writes a guest column saying that this week’s state senate bill about charter schools may have good intentions but it has two provisions that raise concerns and should be modified. (February 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Public charter schools give parents choice

              Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves writes a guest column talking about charter schools and what they can offer to students, families and school districts in the state. (February 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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                Charter school concerns

                Oxford Schools Board President Buddy Chain writes a guest column giving his personal take and concerns about charter schools, an idea that is being discussed by state lawmakers in Jackson. (February 9, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Giving thanks for the true beauty of Oxford

                  Jennifer and Peter Pinnow write a guest column to express their thanks for all of the support their family has received while they deal with son Jack’s treatment for a brain tumor, and to point out this, the week of Thanksgiving, the true beauty the Oxford community features. (November 23, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Dealing with rogue websites

                    Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood pens a guest column talking about plans to take on rogue websites designed to fool consumers into purchasing counterfeit and pirated copies of goods. (November 15, 2011, Page 4)

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