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WEATHERLY: The magazine life and the death of a writer

The Oxford American was founded 25 years ago. Which doesn’t mean this is its silver anniversary. Not that there is anything dishonest about the current issue proclaiming a quarter-century of publication. It has been down some bumpy roads as it traveled the South to collect what it considers the best writing of the region. So the magazine missed some issues ...

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Weatherly has deep roots in Mississippi agriculture

STARKVILLE — Long before Charlie Weatherly earned the state’s 2015 Master Gardener of the Year honor, his family roots were dug deep into the Mississippi soil. Although he retired from Mississippi State University in 1997, Weatherly has not strayed far from the land-grant institution’s campus or mission. How could he? As a child, he frequently came to campus with his father, Ernest, ...

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