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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Memories

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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    Bogus

    Local columnist Jimmy Reed ran across a note recently that brought back memories of a faithful man’s best friend – a gold cocker spaniel named Beauregard Augustus Dog and known better to all as Bogus. (January 21, 2014, Page 4)

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      Another year in the books

      Jim McCauley had a great idea for an invention – a way for seniors to store memories on a computer chip. (January 3, 2014, Page 1B)

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        Tank – a special guy who will be missed

        Death rarely, if ever, has any rhyme or reason, Editor Don Whitten writes, and certainly makes the present and the future difficult to deal with. It’s the past that begins the healing, he writes, as he remembers Lafayette County’s Alan Arrington, who died earlier this week from injuries in an auto accident. (December 26, 2013, Page 4)

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          Recalling JFK’s death from a child’s perspective

          News Editor Jonathan Scott thinks back to 50 years ago and his memories surrounding the death and burial of President John F. Kennedy, noting how television played such a role in creating and sustaining memories, good and bad, for all of us. (November 22, 2013, Page 4A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Peggy C. Lamb writes to tell of an unpleasant experience in the local city cemetery and to encourage the creation of a Cemetery Board, while Jim Brasher writes about the memories that flood back every year on this day. (November 22, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Moving in and out

              Ole Miss staff writer Melanie Addington has lived in the same place for 11 years and now faces the challenge – emotionally and physically – of moving. While it’s just across town, there’s still lots to do and think about in packing and unpacking. (August 23, 2013, Page 4A)

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                From the trenches

                Oxford attorney Tom Suszek takes a closer, in a guest column, at local judges Bill Lamb and Ed Roberts, who passed away recently. Suszek, who worked with both men, point to their commitment to their craft and to their community. (July 10, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Remembering Judge Lamb, Mr. Wilbur Lee

                  Two longtime local citizens – Judge Bill Lamb and Wilbur Lee Todd – passed away last week with days of one another. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the two local landmarks and suggests that we get to know our local treasures before they are gone. (July 1, 2013, Page 4)

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                    9/11 – A day to remember and to serve

                    It was a Tuesday. Eleven years ago. Just like tomorrow, Sept. 11. Editor Don Whitten takes a look back at the terrorist attack on our country, how we’ve moved forward since 2001 and how we’ve channeled a lot of action into the national Day of Service and Remembrance. (September 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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