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Jack Lamar Mayfield

Faulkner Heritage Festival next week in Ripley

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Faulkner Heritage Festival held in Ripley that is planned for Nov. 4 at the Falkner House, a two-story home previously owned by Col. Willian C. Falkner, Faulkner’s great-grandfather. (October 28, 2011, Page 3B)

‘Wild Bill’ Schneller thumbs nose at Arkansas defenders

Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the time “Wild Bill” Schneller’s antics while scoring the game-winning touchdown against Arkansas helped spark post-game brawl in 1938. (October 21, 2011, Page 2B)

Bear Bryant visits UM locker room after game

Historian and local columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1968 when the Rebels beat Alabama’s Crimson tide 10-8. (October 14, 2011, Page 2B)

James Meredith: ‘This is not a happy day.’

Troops came from near and far to deal with the riots and crowd control connected with the admission of James Meredith to the University of Mississippi in the fall of 1962. Columnist Jack Mayfield continues with his memories of the fateful time in Oxford’s history. (October 7, 2011, Page 2B)

The Battle of Oxford – aka the Meredith Crisis

Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield remembers the fateful night before riots broke out in Oxford when Ole Miss’s first  black student arrived to his first day of classes at the university. (September 30, 2011, Page 3B)

Ole Miss ‘is a coming power’

Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about the Rebels early years under the direction of Coach Harry Mehre and the team’s “hero” Junie Hovious. (September 9, 2011, Page 2B)

When Ole Miss entered big time college football

Historian and columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us when Ole Miss moved into the ranks of big time college football after the university hired Harry Mehre as head coach. (September 2, 2011, Page 3B)

The burning of Oxford

Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield takes us back to 1864 when Gen. Smith ordered Oxford be burned to the ground during the Civil War. (August 26, 2011, Page 2B)

Quarters for Miss. 11th during winter

Columnist and local historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us what troops with the Mississippi 11th regiment did during the winter months of the Civil War. (August 12, 2011, Page 2B)

Flag causes problems at Manassas

Historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about the first flags made for the Mississippi 11th regiment. (August 5, 2011, Page 3B)

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