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Meeting challenges in South Africa

Ole Miss journalism school dean Will Norton Jr. writes a guest column telling of the visit he and three Ole Miss students made to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, for a journalism class at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, pointing out the challenges many students there are facing and how the country is responding to the challenges it faces. (August 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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    How much is too much?

    Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley writes a guest column explaining the role of the commissioners and urges an effort to make sure that they all work to make sure to keep the public’s interest at the forefront. (August 13, 2012, Page 4)

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      Home is where the heart is

      Meek School of Journalism and New Media Dean Will Norton Jr. recently traveled to Lebanon with Dr. Samir Husni (Mr. Magazine to most), and writes about their visit to Husni’s homeland and thoughts about returning to the LOU community – Husni’s home now. (July 27, 2012, Page 4A)

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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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