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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Conversation With...

Whose story would you like to hear? Our weekly feature "A Conversation With..." offers a chance to hear from one local individual each week. Young, old, black, white — it's an ever-evolving picture of the remarkable community we call home. Look for "A Conversation With..." in The Oxford EAGLE Thursdays on Page 3, and while you're here, take a moment to suggest a potential interviewee.

‘Don’t carry no hate in your heart’

Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze talks with L.C. Manning about growing up in Lafayette County, his time in the military and his friendship with the late Paul James in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (October 7, 2010, Page 3)

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    Tuning into the bed-and-breakfast crowd

    George McConnell, one of Oxford’s best-known musicians, is into a different rhythm these days as he’s involved in music, family and working at The 512 bed-and-breakfast. Lucy Schultze visits with McConnell to discuss his involvement with the local bed-and-breakfast and how if affects the rest of his interests. (September 30, 2010, Page 3)

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      An eye for potential spots a rising star

      Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze talks with Gerald Morgan, a former Ole Miss football player and high school coach at Drew, about life, faith and Archie Manning in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (September 23, 2010, Page 3)

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        Crisp collars, pressed seams – and memories laundered to last

        Leon Tatum looks back on years and years of pressing clothes for local residents, University faculty and staff and thousands and thousands of students in this week’s A Conversation With.” Tatum and family members started Rainbow Cleaners downtown and eventually moved it to its current location on West Jackson, (September 16, 2010, Page 4)

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          Art and style: Souvenirs from the road

          A CONVERSATION WITH: After a life of travel, Erin Abbott Kirkpatrick is bringing a world of creativity to Oxford. The Oxford native has worked on both coasts as a nanny and merchansie retailer. Today, Kirkpatrick, owns Amelia Presents, a quirky little closet of a gift shop that offers a diversion from the standard Square fare. (September 9, 2010, Page 3)

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            A different kind of new beginning

            A CONVERSATION WITH — Corinne Jackson has opened the new shoe-and-accessories boutique Lulu’s with her sister, Lindsey Mitchell. But for the past five years, her work has been focused on new beginnings of a different sort: She recently “retired” as a doula, a professional who assists women in labor and delivery. (September 2, 2010, Page 3)

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              For the dorm crowd, a living room

              A CONVERSATION WITH — Eddie Willis is starting a new phase of his life back on the Ole Miss campus at the Wesley Foundation ministry. For many weeks before students set foot on campus Willis was busy preparing a place for them. Now that the students have arrived, Willis is ready to begin his position he sees as a “ministry coach” and help the group grow back into a healthier size. (August 26, 2010, Page 3)

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                Taking a sneak peek at evolving life

                A CONVERSATION WITH — As this fall’s new crop of kindergartners start school, Ginger Kizer marvels at how big they’ve grown. Of course, the first time she saw many of them, they were barely bigger than a pea. The registered nurse and ultrasound technician at Oxford Clinic for Women talks about the thrill of sharing parents’ joy, the surprise of discovering twins and the challenge of keeping secrets. (August 19, 2010, Page 3)

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                  Creating a literary ‘haven for kids’

                  Oxford EAGLE’s Guest Writer Anne Steel recently visited with Jilleen Moore, a favorite among young readers at Square Books Jr., where she has nutured readers for seven years. (August 12, 2010, Page 3A)

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                    ‘New year, new challenges’

                    Oxford EAGLE columnist Angela Hensley interviews Mike Foster, an alumnus of Lafayette High School and now the district superintendent, is ready for yet another school year. (August 5, 2010, Page 3)

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