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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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    OHS gym – a place full of memories

    The final high school basketball games at the “old” Oxford High School gym will be Friday night, ending almost five decades of games in the facility. Editor Don Whitten, who’s seen quite a few games there, looks back at some of the top coaches, players and teams who competed there. (January 23, 2014, Page 4)

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      Yesteryear’s scrapbooking

      John Arrechea takes a look back through time by perusing through one of the scrapbooks he filled in the 1930s and ’40s. (December 27, 2013, Page 3B)

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        Black one-room Newell School ‘will never die’

        Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes about the Newell School, the last one-room black school house still standing in Lafayette County, and the efforts to restore it and save its story and history. (September 27, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Hopeful signs seen on path to better race relations

          Events around the community – this summer’s dialogue and action between First and Second Baptist churches about past wrongs, last weekend’s dedication of the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center and this weekend’s open house at the former black, one-room Newell School – are all signs of progress in race relations. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the events and others which hopefully point to bigger things still to come. (September 26, 2013, Page 4)

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            Local pastor pens minister-activist’s memoir

            When you mention civil rights and activists, most people think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, James Meredith, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about a book by local pastor Chet Bush that brings us one more man – a Mississippian, Dr. Charles Johnson – we should know about. (February 6, 2013, Page 4)

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              History Repeating Itself

              Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about gun control, saying that the ultimate goal of gun control is total power over the people. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

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                Knowing your history and what it means

                The basics of education – the “Three R’s” – are important, but so are other subjects taught in school. Editor Don Whitten writes about history and its importance to us and offers a quiz about Pearl Harbor Day to make a point. (December 7, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  He Was Right

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back four years at a newspaper columnist’s words and sees that those predictions about American politics have turned out to be correct. (November 6, 2012, Page 4)

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                    JFK tapes book offers close-up view of history

                    Those who study U.S. presidents, history and movements often cite presidential museums and libraries as excellent sources of information. Don Whitten writes about a “portable” look at John F. Kennedy’s term through a book that includes tapes and transcripts of notable events of the early 1960s. (October 8, 2012, Page 4A)

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