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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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              Getting prepared for the General Election

              Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman writes a guest column to remind voters about next Tuesday’s General Election, and to urge them to study all of the issues and cast votes for the three initiatives on the ballot. (November 2, 2011, Page 4)

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                A road trip to remember

                When most people say they “burned up the road getting there,” they mean they drove fast. Guest columnist John Morgan’s meaning of the phrase was a bit different as he relates in a story from more than 25 years ago. (October 28, 2011, Page 4A)

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                  Remembering 9/11

                  Longtime Oxford firefighter Ronnie Mills  thinks back 10 years to the 9/11 attacks and relates the routines New York firefighters were probably going through that morning and day, and he pays tribute to them and their families in a guest column. (September 9, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Letting go never an easy process

                    How was it, parents of college freshmen or 18- and 19-year-olds leaving the nest to begin work, to let them go? It’s not easy, not easy at all, John Semmes writes in a guest column that takes a look at how he saw the process and dealt with it recently. (August 18, 2011, Page 4A)

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