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Monday, November 24, 2014

Don Whitten

New roads — paths to the future

When new roads are usually built, Editor Don Whitten writes, we see little of the work until the project is finished. That’s not the case for a new road that will provide another entrance and exit from the Oxford Commons area. Whitten writes about other road changes locally and how they are all the key to the future. (May 14, 2014, Page 4)

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    Popular baby names in 2013 — not Don!

    The most popular baby names in the United States in 2013? How about Sophia for the girls and Noah for the boys. But no “Don,” as Editor Don Whitten points out in a look at popular names over the years. (May 12, 2014, Page 4)

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      Your mother — your own personal MVP

      With Mother’s Day coming up Sunday, Editor Don Whitten takes a look at what all mothers do for their families and how there’s no real way to calculate all of the value of that work, influence and inspiration. (May 9, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Thinking about school while most await summer

        While most folks — students, teachers and parents — are thinking about school getting over, Editor Don Whitten is thinking about going to school: fly fishing school in West Point. (May 7, 2014, Page 4)

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          Relay for Life — put it on your calendar

          Lafayette County’s Relay for Life event, held this past Friday, is quickly becoming an event to attend and take part in. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all of the opportunities Relay for Life offers for participants and also at the inspiration it provides. (May 5, 2014, Page 4)

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            Helping — because you can

            Did you feel relief before you felt concern after  the severe storms and tornadoes blew through earlier this week? Editor Don Whitten writes that you’re not alone — that’s an expected reaction that turns into concern and wanting to help very quickly. (May 2, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Discrimination in the workplace?

              Editor Don Whitten writes that he’s tired of the discrimination — against tea drinkers. He talks about coffee breaks, office coffee machines, drink machines, et cetera — but what about tea pitchers? (April 28, 2014, Page 4)

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                EAGLE sale agreement reached

                  An agreement for the sale of The Oxford EAGLE by members of the Phillips and Vasilyev families of Oxford has been reached in principle. Work to complete the transaction is under way. The buyer will be a newly formed Mississippi entity, Oxford Newsmedia, LLC.
                  Oxford Newsmedia, a subsidiary of Boone Newspapers, Inc. (BNI) and Carpenter Newsmedia, LLC (CNL), will publish The Eagle, its website and all affiliate publications.
                  For more information, see the story in Friday’s Oxford EAGLE.

                 (April 24, 2014)

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                  Preparation key to enjoying Double Decker

                  We’re just hours away from the start of another Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford, and Editor Don Whitten offers tips on making the best of your time around the Square taking part in the music, arts, food and fun. (April 24, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Speed detectors affecting some of us

                    Have you noticed the speed detector on Sisk Avenue between Bramlett Boulevard and the Highway 7 Bypass? Has it affected your driving speed? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the device, its purpose and its results. (April 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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