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Monday, September 22, 2014

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Seeking assistance with your hometown paper

You’ve noticed changes in The Oxford EAGLE lately, both with the newspaper and inside our offices. More changes are to come, and Editor Don Whitten writes about three of them that he’s like to see readers help with in future issues. (June 9, 2014, Page 4)

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    Here again — with Omaha on the horizon

    Here we are again. Two wins away from the Ole Miss baseball program making its first appearance in the College World Series since 1972. Editor Don Whitten looks at how close the Rebels have come in the past decade as they prepare to take on Louisiana-Lafayette in this weekend’s super regional. (June 6, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Our past offers important lessons for our future

      In doing research for The EAGLE’s “Yesterday’s Papers” feature, News Editor Jonathan Scott has experienced a wide range of emotions, from inspiring to discomforting. Scott takes a look at some of the views and practices from the past after looking at a 1944 issue of The EAGLE. (June 5, 2014, Page 4)

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        Likely runoff could be something positive

        Perhaps we all owe Thomas Carey a “vote” of gratitude. It was Carey who apparently received just enough votes to force Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel into a two-man runoff for the GOP Senate nomination. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the possibilities for a clean campaign over the next three weeks to help decide the best candidate to face Travis Childers in November. (June 4, 2014, Page 4)

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          Rainy weather pays off for local economy

          Rain and baseball don’t always go together well, but the rainy weather that postponed the start of the NCAA Oxford Regional a day worked out well for the local community, Editor Don Whitten writes. (June 2, 2014, Page 4)

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            We hope you enjoy new daily features

            Heard about “The Dart” or “The Weekend Ticket”? Did you see “Everyday Heroes” on today’s front page? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at some of the new features The EAGLE is bringing to readers. (May 30, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Sweet toddler pictures vs. cyber predators

              Social media can be a wonderful tool. And baby pictures are always special. The two don’t necessarily need to be mixed, staff writer Jerra Scott writes, as recent stories she’s heard about indicate. (May 29, 2014, Page 4)

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                Slinging mud doesn’t give voters a clear picture

                Nasty politics is not something new, but Editor Don Whitten wonders if all the mud that’s been slung back and forth between the Thad Cochran and Chris McDaniel camps — and their unofficial supporters — is a bit dirtier than usual. (May 28, 2014, Page 4)

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                  Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

                  Editor Don Whitten takes a look at Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony at the National Guard Armory and how inspirational and moving it is to see veterans and their families in attendance. (May 27, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Giving a hero his ’15 minutes of fame’

                    Staff writer Alyssa Schnugg planned to interview retired Lt. Col. Simon LaVois “Spider” Webb for a Veterans Day story, but the World War II veteran passed away before she could do the story. Today, with Memorial Day coming up, she lets Webb tell one of his war stories with his own words as she runs a piece he wrote about an unfortunate training incident. (May 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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