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Historical ‘shames’ should be shared, not censored

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week, local columnist Deidra Jackson takes a look at her feelings about that history, the iconic Lorraine Motel in Memphis and how some schools are glossing over parts of our past that should not be forgotten or overlooked. (January 19, 2012, Page 4)

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    Are memories in cyberspace really the same?

    Remember the photo albums and home movies your parents or grandparents pulled out regularly? Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg got a look at some of her family’s VHS movies from the past, and now is ready to take a proactive approach to keeping up with precious memories. (January 5, 2012, Page 4)

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      The Final Journey

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes us back in history and on the “final journey” as the three wise men follow the star to find the Christ child. (December 20, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Using the past to deal with the present, future

        Editor Don Whitten writes about using the past to learn lessons, to deal with the present and to make plans for the future, and points out that Ole Miss officials are having to deal with the plusses and minuses of that while searching for a new football coach. (November 16, 2011, Page 4)

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          ‘The Help’ shouldn’t sell us warm, fuzzy nostalgia

          Local columnist Deidra Jackson is a little suspect about the book and movie, “The Help,” after reading some of the reviews, and she talks with someone – her mother – who lived the life as a housekeeper decades ago for a different perspective. (August 11, 2011, Page 4A)

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            Presbyterians get quick start with local church

            Churches, like people and families, have their beginnings, and several churches have, or will be, celebrating notable birthdays. One local church that will be turning 175 next year is First Presbyterian Church, and Editor Don Whitten gives a personal perspective on the church complex and family located just west of the Square as it begins a year-long celebration. (July 15, 2011, Page 4A)

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              Letters to the Editor

              Maralyn Howell Bullion writes to remind readers about the story of Betsy Love Allen and to note how appropriate it is to pay tribute to the longtime Toccopola resident during Women’s History Month. (March 21, 2011, Page 4A)

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                Whitewashing American history hurtful to all

                Do you remember the epic TV presentation “Roots” from the late-1970s? Perhaps you’ve seen it since and felt its impact. Local columnist Deidra Jackson recalls when she saw the series and wonders about how we don’t seem to have many insightful, educational and entertaining things like that to teach history to the youth of today. With political correctness and other factors, she wonders if we’re not whitewashing our history, which does no one any real good. (March 3, 2011, Page 4)

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                  New books help you get to know your food culture

                  Today, new cookbooks are being published that read like history books. The cookbooks offer up great tasting recipes and a way to experience different American cultures. (September 1, 2010, Page 8)

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                    Look of the Square changes through the years

                    If you haven’t been to the Oxford Square in a few years – or a lot – it may have a different look. Gone from not all that long ago are drug stores, hardware stores, grocery stores, dry cleaners, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the comings and goings on the historic Oxford Square and the blocks that make up downtown Oxford. (August 16, 2010, Page 4)

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