Cameras at traffic lights. Cameras in stores. Cameras in police cars. With cameras everywhere, we should all be aware that it’s a lot easier to catch us doing something wrong. Is that an approach that’s being accepted? Columnist T.J. Ray debates the issue. (February 12, 2010, Page 4A)
Reader Esther Sprague suggested that The Oxford EAGLE look for more points of view with its editorial cartoon, while Joanne Wilkinson praised the efforts of those involved with the Oxford Film Festival. (February 9, 2010, Page 4)
Columnist Jimmy Reed looks into the wide range of definitions for “love,” and comes away with a variety of answers. (February 9, 2010, Page 4)
LAFAYETTE COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS — When Dianne Smith Fergusson prepared to move from South Carolina to Oxford, it wasn’t the furniture and breakables that concerned her. How would her beloved plants make the journey? By taking care to protect the roots, keep transplants out of direct sun and watering diligently through the summer, she was able to transport her garden treasures, making the transition to her new home easier. (February 5, 2010, Page 3B)
Jack Mayfield continues his series on the history of local communities with a visit to Abbeville. The old McEachin home, destroyed by a tornado in 1929, was the site of Union occupation during the Civil War — and possibly of the first surgical operation performed in north Mississippi. (February 5, 2010, Page 2B)
OXFORD GENERATIONS — It’s barely February, but local columnist Forrest Jenkins finds herself already longing for both the taste of the tomatoes she grows on her back porch and the work involved in producing them. (February 5, 2010, Page 1B)
Joester Egerson Brassell has operated Mama Jo’s Country Cookin’ since 2005, and before that cooked at the Kappa Alpha house and at Skymart. She’s been cooking since she was 8 years old, and relies upon her intuition and experience in the kitchen. Here, she shares her recipes for Rotel Chicken Spaghetti and Caramel Cake with Caramel Icing. (February 3, 2010, Page 12)
Benjamin Johnson to Elizabeth Drey, Jan. 2. (February 3, 2010, Page 5)
Imagine four or five nicely dressed adults sitting around a huge table discussing current events. Columnist T.J. Ray calls them, as many others, “talking heads” and wonders why sports and political commentators are so popular. (February 3, 2010, Page 4)
- Rodney N. Forsythe — Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Bethalto, Ill. Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home of Bethalto is in charge of arrangements.
- Lanny H. Kyle Sr. — Services were held this morning at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
- Myrtle Lawrence — Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Charles Nash Nichols — A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Water Valley. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
- Thomas M. O’Donnell — Services are at 2 p.m. today in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel.
- Zona Belle Dover Waldrip — Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Waller Funeral Home Chapel.
(February 2, 2010, Page 2)