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Friday, December 19, 2014

Memories

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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                We all need to celebrate with our Aunt Helens

                Do you get invitations to family and friends’ 90th-birthday parties or 60th anniversary celebrations? Editor Don Whitten suggests that you attend after seeing first-hand the value of paying tribute to family and friends while they are still with us. (July 11, 2012, Page 4)

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                  Thanks, social media; we’re plugged in but tuned out

                  Local columnist Deidra Jackson sees it every morning on her commute to town – people conversing on their cellphones. Who are they talking to and what are they talking about – and is it really something that’s meaningful? Real moments and memories, she writes, are what’s really important. (April 26, 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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