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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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          Nearing 100 — and still going strong

          Editor Don Whitten talks with his “Aunt Lorene,” Lorene Lantrip White, as she gets ready for this weekend’s 100th birthday party in her honor. White talks about living through two world wars and countless other events and changes during the last century. (May 22, 2014, Page 4)

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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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