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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Hopeful signs seen on path to better race relations

Events around the community – this summer’s dialogue and action between First and Second Baptist churches about past wrongs, last weekend’s dedication of the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center and this weekend’s open house at the former black, one-room Newell School – are all signs of progress in race relations. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the events and others which hopefully point to bigger things still to come. (September 26, 2013, Page 4)

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    Old phone book shows changes in Oxford

    Where were you in 1974, almost 40 years ago? Editor Don Whitten, after glancing through a 1974 phone book, writes about some of the people and places around Oxford that have changed and others that have not over the course of four decades. (September 25, 2013, Page 4)

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      Burns-Belfry – what hopes, dreams can do

      The Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center, formally dedicated Saturday evening, is the product of hopes, dreams – and a lot of hard work. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Saturday’s event and what the project means to the community. (September 23, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Will selling cold beer really make a difference?

        Editor Don Whitten writes about the ability now to purchase cold beer at grocery and convenience stores in Oxford, wondering how much of a difference it really is going to make in revenue and changes in habits. (September 20, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Growing up in the age of technology

          Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg looks at the Internet explosion and writes about how she’s worked with her children and now her grandchildren to navigate and use the world wide web safely. (September 19, 2013, Page 4)

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            Women lead the way in social networking

            The Pew Research Center recently published an article that said women are using social media on a larger scale than men. Editor Don Whitten writes that he’s not surprised based on his non-scientific observations. (September 18, 2013, Page 4)

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              Let’s be cautious – but not because Putin says so

              It appears there could be a settlement in the issue of chemical weapons use in Syria. Maybe. Editor Don Whitten looks at the ongoing situation and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recently op-ed piece in The New York Times and urges caution regardless of what’s being said or written. (September 16, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Crosstown Classic – tradition with a new twist

                August games, November games, bowl games, playoff games – you never know when the annual Oxford-Lafayette football game will be played. Editor Don Whitten, who’s been present at the past 37 meetings between the Chargers and Commodores, takes a look at the series that rolls around again Friday night with a game at William L. Buford Stadium at LHS. (September 12, 2013, Page 4)

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                  UN involvement in Syria not very impressive

                  The United Nations may end up being involved in the conflict over chemical weapons use in Syria, but not because of quick, decisive action on its part. Editor Don Whitten writes about the international governing body’s action – or inaction – and how it affects the United States’ eventual moves in the Middle East. (September 11, 2013, Page 4)

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                    Saying goodbye

                    Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes a goodbye letter to Oxford EAGLE readers as she winds up a five-year stay with the newspaper before leaving for a new job. (September 10, 2013, Page 4)

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