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Christmas a little less sweet when it’s all about sweets

Staff Writer Alyssa Schnugg writes about a developing trend she’s a bit concerned about — parents and kids getting more involved than necessary or appropriate in chasing down sweets and goodies given out at the local Christmas parade. (December 5, 2014, Page 4A)

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    Football always safe? Ask folks at UAB

    Shut down a college football program — naaah, never happen. OK, then, what happened this week at Alabama-Birmimgham. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the UAB situation and the surprise is must be to see a football program in that state actually shut down. (December 3, 2014, Page 4A)

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      Some of our food treasures disappearing

      A potluck Thanksgiving lunch at The Oxford EAGLE office earlier this week gave Editor Don Whitten a new look on what foods are still popular and what foods are slowly disappearing. (November 30, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Spend ‘Black Friday’ shopping locally

        Tomorrow is Black Friday and many of you may not have decided where and when to start the biggest shopping day of the year. Oxford EAGLE Publisher Tim Phillips suggests you start in the morning, at your leisure, and you spend your day shopping in Oxford. (November 27, 2014, Page 4)

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          Jimmy — er, Jeff — writes thank you notes

          Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks does his Jimmy Fallon, of The Tonight Show, impression by writing “special” thank you notes to those he’s interacted with recently. (November 27, 2014, Page 4)

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            Shopping’s too early — but we’ll be there!

            Surveys show that most three-quarters of us think Christmas shopping begins too early, but most of us will be out there doing our part to finish our shopping early and to spend more money. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at a couple of recent Rasmussen polls and what they say about our Christmas shopping habits. (November 26, 2014, Page 4A)

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              Some cultural differences hard to swallow

              Variety is the spice of life. Editor Don Whitten wonders, though, how much variety we can take as he looks at one particular “local” medical treatment in South America that doesn’t sound like it would be very popular around here. (November 24, 2014, Page 4)

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                Duck camp full of wonderful memories

                To most, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. To others, like Publisher Tim Phillips, it’s a time to do that one more thing — head to duck camp in the Delta. Phillips takes a look at special memories through the years from the Mallard Alley Duck Club. (November 23, 2014, Page 4A)

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                  Affordable homes help make life wonderful

                  News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at affordable housing — or more correctly, the lack of it — in Oxford, and urges city leaders and others to take the opportunity to make more of it available. (November 21, 2014, Page 4A)

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                    Lower fuel prices lower costs — sometimes

                    Lower oil prices and less demand mean lower prices at the gas pumps. However, as Editor Don Whitten notes, lower jet fuel costs don’t necessarily mean lower airline ticket prices. (November 19, 2014, Page 4A)

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