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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Staff Editorials

Voter ID takes state in wrong direction

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Mississippi’s voter ID law that will be in place in the upcoming primaries and writes that the state should remove that burden on would-be voters and also consider implementing early voting. (May 8, 2014, Page 4)

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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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          A puddle of paint and a waiting game

          EAGLE Staff Writer Jerra Scott writes about the trials and tribulations of new home ownership, sharing some of the ups and downs of her first experiences with a new house. (May 1, 2014, Page 4)

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            EAGLE a family affair for eight decades

            Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev takes a look back at her family’s involvement with The Oxford EAGLE from the day her mother, Nina Goolsby, walked into the paper office in 1942 through these final days before the Goolsby/Vasilyev and Phillips family transfers ownership of the paper to Boone Newspapers. She talks about her days helping in all phases of putting out the paper, about her family’s involvement with The EAGLE and about the relationship the paper has, and she hopes will continue, with the LOU community for many decades to come. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

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              EAGLE ownership shared with the community

              Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips writes about the 53-year association he and his business partners had with The Oxford EAGLE as well as his family’s part in the newspaper. He also writes about the family association with employees and staff members and lists the nearly four-dozen who help publish and deliver your paper to you. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

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                EAGLE shareholders ‘pass the torch’

                Bob Vasilev, an Oxford EAGLE employee in the 1970s and ’80s and the wife of Co-Publisher Rita Vasilyev, writes a guest column about the decision and process of selling The EAGLE as well as stressing the importance of the community continuing to support its local paper. (April 30, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Linotype experience helps pay for college

                  Oxford Eagle Publisher Emeritus Jesse P. Phillips shares his story of how a seventh-grade paperboy in Grenada eventually became a co-owner of The EAGLE. Phillips’ column is the first in a two-part series about his work and relationships with the community’s longtime newspaper. (April 29, 2014, Page 4)

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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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