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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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Untold story: High school football player who died after 1961 homecoming game injury remembered at 50th class reunion

In November of 1961, students of the predominantly black Oxford Training School, that would be renamed Central High School in 1962, paraded around Oxford square with floats to the beat of a marching band showing their school pride and purple and gold colors. (more…) (July 23, 2014, Page 1)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Ivy B., a fifth-grader at Cascade Christian School in Puyallup, Wash., writes to ask for help from readers with a project she is doing on the state of Mississippi. (January 15, 2014, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Brandon Presley writes to urge those who oppose allowing nuclear waste from other states to be dumped in Mississippi to contact their government officials. (September 4, 2013, Page 4)

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        Court: In some places, the past is past

        Editor Don Whitten writes about the Supreme Court’s Tuesday decision concerning parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, agreeing with the majority of the justices who say that “current conditions” should determine who is still required to get preclearance from the Justice Department for district line changes and voting guidelines. (June 26, 2013, Page 4)

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          Complexities of Mississippi

          Staff Writer Melanie Addington points out some of the good and bad about present-day Mississippi and notes that, while the state draws a lot of negative attention, there are many more good things that are part of her Mississippi. (March 7, 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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              Letters to the Editor

              Logan Moore, a student at Orchard View Middle School in Muskegon, Mich., writes to ask Oxford EAGLE readers for information about life and school in the Oxford community and across Mississippi for a school project. (January 19, 2011, Page 4)

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