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Letters to the Editor

Jeff Justis and Philip Loria write about the recent column by Jonathan Scott, “A terrible truth that needs to be remembered,” with Justis supporting remembering the past and Loria calling the column and report a bit disingenuous. (February 19, 2015, Page 4A)

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    LUES studies Titanic’s tragic voyage

    Third-grade students at Lafayette Upper Elementary School got to experience history as they played roles of people who were on the Titanic when it sank more than a century ago. (February 15, 2015, Page 4C)

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      Dealing with natural clothes drying

      Local columnist T.J. Ray saw a window to the past recently — a clothesline in use. He writes about memories of hanging and taking in clothing from that early natural dryer. (December 12, 2014, Page 4)

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        Signs of Confederacy disappearing?

        Local columnist T.J. Ray notices that less and less history is being taught and that means less will be known about the Civil War. He writes about other changes that appear to show that signs of the Confederacy are disappearing and wonders what is next. (November 28, 2014, Page 4A)

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          OHS puts on annual Medieval Faire

          Students at Oxford High School put on the annual Medieval Faire recently that brings their school work to life. (November 23, 2014, Page 1C)

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            You mean the Web hasn’t been around forever?

            A large portion of the population — anyone under the age of 25 — hasn’t been around as long as the World Wide Web and Internet. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some research about how we use and value the Web and the Internet as it celebrates its 25th birthday. (October 16, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed looks back at some of the Bible stories he used to read to his mentor, Jaybird, and how some of them seem to relate to the connection between peace and the ability to wage war. (September 2, 2014, Page 4)

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                Latest Nixon tapes could be interesting

                What most of us know about the presidency of Richard M. Nixon we learned from “All the President’s Men” and David Frost’s interview with Nixon. Editor Don Whitten notes there’s more coming out on the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, this time in the form of interviews between Nixon and a former aide. (August 6, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Letters to the Editor

                  Charles Dollar writes to point out — and list many of the names — that many white Mississippians who participated in the civil rights movement are often overlooked or forgotten. (July 7, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Our past offers important lessons for our future

                    In doing research for The EAGLE’s “Yesterday’s Papers” feature, News Editor Jonathan Scott has experienced a wide range of emotions, from inspiring to discomforting. Scott takes a look at some of the views and practices from the past after looking at a 1944 issue of The EAGLE. (June 5, 2014, Page 4)

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