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Local teams get shot at ultimate goal

High school football teams in Mississippi have several goals: making the playoffs, practicing Thanksgiving week when school is out, earning a trip to Jackson for the state finals and, ultimately, winning a state championship. The two local teams, Oxford’s Chargers  and Lafayette’s Commodores, both get a shot at the ultimate goal – in the same season and on the same day – this weekend. (December 4, 2013, Page 4)

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    Giving thanks – that’s what it’s all about

    Thanksgiving means a day off for most, but for many in the service industry – including The Oxford EAGLE – it’s a day that includes work. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the special holiday and the many things we have to be thankful for. (November 27, 2013, Page 4)

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      Mizzou’s in the west, regardless of what SEC says

      Since they’re new to the Southeastern Conference, Missouri Tigers fans were kind enough not to make a big deal about the SEC’s apparent problems with geography and what’s east and what’s west. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the alignment problems major conferences are having and what would appear to be a simple solution for the SEC. (November 25, 2013, Page 4A)

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        Recalling JFK’s death from a child’s perspective

        News Editor Jonathan Scott thinks back to 50 years ago and his memories surrounding the death and burial of President John F. Kennedy, noting how television played such a role in creating and sustaining memories, good and bad, for all of us. (November 22, 2013, Page 4A)

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          Oxford mixes, matches to get best of the best

          Is Oxford progressive, to the point of forgetting its tradition? Or does Oxford’s tradition hold back progress? Or, as Editor Don Whitten suggests, does Oxford somehow mix the best of both worlds together to work things out for the best? (November 21, 2013, Page 4)

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            A day for answers, opinions and comments

            Enough with the questions, Editor Don Whitten is looking for answers on Obamacare and gives his opinion and comments the success of former University of Mississippi football coaches and Gov. Phil Bryant’s budget proposal for next year. (November 18, 2013, Page 4A)

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              Lifespans getting shorter for pro sports venues

              Remember Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the first home of the Braves and Falcons? Well, you’ve got just a few years left to visit its replacements, Turner Field and the GeorgiaDome, before they’re replaced by new facilities. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at the short lives that many pro sports stadiums and arenas have these days. (November 15, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Confusion continues to surround Obamacare

                Regardless of what you call it, the Affordable Care Act is off to a shaky start with signup problems and other issues popping up as opponents continue to take aim. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the issues which are leaving Obamacare supporters playing defense. (November 13, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Thanks, veterans

                  Editor Don Whitten writes about the history of Armistice and Veterans Day and urges all to thank the veterans they know and honor all that serve our country. (November 11, 2013, Page 4A)

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                    Turning the page on a late start

                    Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks laments the late start he got on all of the music and literature Oxford has to offer, but adds that he, like his favorite author, Larry Brown, is making the best of the situation regardless of when he got hooked. (November 8, 2013, Page 4A)

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