July 15, 2015 Edition

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Jim Barksdale (from left) visits with Eudoris and Arlene Fielder and Tim Taylor during the 60th anniversary celebration of the desegregation of Hoxie School on Saturday. Barksdale, a 1979 graduate of Hoxie High School and son of Don Jean Barksdale-Bright, one of the Hoxie 21, introduced speakers who were there in 1955 when the school was integrated.
TD Photo ~ Gretchen Hunt

Hoxie 21 event celebrates
importance of history

Nearly 200 gathered on Saturday at Hoxie's Mustang Gymnasium to mark the 60th anniversary of the 1955 integration of Hoxie School.

The theme throughout the event was the importance of preserving the history and recognizing the significance of what happened during the desegregation of Hoxie School.
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County given final
extension on jail

At the end of multiple extensions, the Jail Standards Committee has given Lawrence County a final 90 days to have a plan for a new jail facility in place. If the plan, which must include location, size and how to finance it, is not ready or not satisfactory by that time, the jail will be forced to close.
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Clover Bend shaped
Viola Meadows' life

There is little doubt that without the efforts of Viola Belle Callahan Meadows, the historic Clover Bend School and farmstead would not have been preserved. She was crucial in getting all five buildings that made up the Clover Bend School restored and on the National Historic
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