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Saturday, October 25, 2014

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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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                  Nearing 100 — and still going strong

                  Editor Don Whitten talks with his “Aunt Lorene,” Lorene Lantrip White, as she gets ready for this weekend’s 100th birthday party in her honor. White talks about living through two world wars and countless other events and changes during the last century. (May 22, 2014, Page 4)

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                    Early graduation: What’s the rush?

                    Senior Staff Writer Lucy Schultze takes a look at a growing trend — graduating early from high school — and urges students and families to slow down, savor the moments and not rush. (May 21, 2014, Page 4)

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