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William Faulkner – an appreciation

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the past and present of William Faulkner and wonders if he wouldn’t be accepted a bit better these days than he was when he was writing books at Rowan Oak. (July 6, 2012, Page 4A)

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    Progress can mean stops, starts and detours

    Three of the most disturbing words folks are seeing around Oxford these days are “Road Construction Ahead.” Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the progress being made on various projects around town and their effect on those trying to go near the Square or across town. (June 20, 2012, Page 4)

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      Three big weekends – and lots of visitors

      Three of the biggest weekends of the year in Oxford – outside of home game football weekends and baseball regionals – are coming up in the next month. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of what’s going on with Grove Bowl Week, the Double Decker Arts Festival and graduation at Ole Miss. (April 18, 2012, Page 4)

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        I filled up my truck today – at $3.68 per gallon

        The high prices of things like gasoline and cigarettes have guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell remembering his younger days in Oxford when prices were low – and much lower when two local gas station owners started a gas war. (March 22, 2012, Page 4)

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          Spring break week always a special one

          Notice more parking spaces around the Square? How about shorter lines in stores and restaurants? With the weather nice, that generally means one thing around Oxford – spring break. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what many locals consider one of the best weeks of the year. (March 14, 2012, Page 4)

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            Mr. Pat – one of our community’s icons

            How did you first come to know Robert L. “Mr. Pat” Patterson? In his work with FCA? With the Kiwanis Club? As the bailiff at the courthouse? As a softball umpire? At church? At an Ole Miss ballgame? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the relationships we’ve had with the man who’s been a local icon for longer than most of us have been around. (February 1, 2012, Page 4)

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              I found William Faulkner at 30,000 feet

              Sometimes, guest columnist J.W. “Jay” Mitchell, writes, it takes a little longer for you to appreciate those you see every day. That was the case for William Faulkner, who Mitchell saw while growing up in Oxford. Mitchell writes how years later he discovered the genius of the man he had little good to say about decades earlier. (January 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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                In the midst of a remarkable revival

                News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some highlights of the past 14 months, noting the decisions made in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community in late 2010 and 2011 will reverberate for years. Scott ties it all together to show what outsiders are learning about the community – it’s a pretty good place to live and work. (December 22, 2011, Page 4)

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                  Game day at Ole Miss

                  Guest columnist Loran Smith of Georgia gives an outsider’s perspective of the game day experience at Ole Miss as he talks about trips to Oxford for games and about the friendships he’s made over the years with members of the community. (September 23, 2011, Page 4A)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Patsy Engelhard writes about shopping locally and its importance to citizens and merchants after reflecting on answers she gave to the question in an earlier interview. (September 16, 2011, Page 4A)

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