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Sunday, December 21, 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.

For every loan, a life’s story

While he may miss that Mayberry feeling, James “Bubba” Bounds has been part of his hometown’s growth by connecting people with the money they need to buy a home or start a business. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the retiring banker as he looks back in today’s “A Conversation With…” (November 21, 2013, Page 3)

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    Investing in the Ole Miss image

    From the cover of the media guide to the videos that play on the jumbotron during games, Micah Ginn makes sure the look of Ole Miss comes across sharp and clean. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Ginn about all that goes into it in today’s “A Conversation With…” (November 14, 2013, Page 3)

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      Best-case scenario: Anonymity

      When Brad Freeman performs well at an SEC football game, no one even notices him. The former player talks about working as an official with Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (November 7, 2013, Page 3)

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        To honor the dead

        His paintbrush is an etching tool, his canvas black granite. Artist Kyle Reeder sat down to talk with Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze about creating custom memorial scenes for tombstones in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (October 31, 2013, Page 3)

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          New season of influence

          While Col. Doug Cromwell’s orders aren’t followed quite as sharply as they were in the Marine Corps,, his words may carry more weight than ever. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Oxford High School’s new JROTC instructor in today’s “A Conversation With…” on Page 3. (October 24, 2013, Page 3)

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            Beauty for bare walls

            It may seem a stark environment, but the walls of the Federal Building have proven a warm setting for a federal law clerk’s artistic debut. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Lee Waddle in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (October 10, 2013, Page 3)

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              One snip at a time

              Douglas Hill ran a barber shop in the heart of town during one of the most turbulent eras in Oxford history. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Hill as he looked back in this week’s (Oct. 3)“A Conversation With…” (October 3, 2013, Page 3)

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                Food for the sake of fellowship

                Vishwesh Bhatt has earned national acclaim for his food — but finds it secondary to the joy of sharing a meal with family or friends. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the Snackbar chef in today’s “A Conversation With…” (September 26, 2013, Page 3)

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                  A hero to believe in

                  For Reb Brown, playing the role of superhero Captain America in the 1970s was more than a job. It was an inspiration. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with the new Oxford resident in today’s “A Conversation With…” (September 19, 2013, Page 3)

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                    The appeal of academic challenge

                    A native of Cameroon who spent a decade in Russia, Martial Longla is among this year’s diverse set of new faculty members at the University of Mississippi. Senior staff writer Lucy Schultze sat down to talk with Longla as he shares his experience in this week’s “A Conversation With…” (September 12, 2013, Page 3)

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