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Remembering longtime mayor John Leslie

So many of today’s Oxonians don’t remember, or may not even know, six-term mayor John Leslie. We all, however, make use of so many things he helped bring to the community – roads, buildings, recreational facilities, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten, subbing for longtime Leslie friend and former EAGLE Editor Nina Goolsby, takes a look back at Leslie accomplishments. (March 26, 2012, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Trey McCain writes about the farmers’ market issue, saying that at the end of the day the main objective is to help provide local people a chance to buy local food. (March 26, 2012, Page 4)

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      Former Mayor John Leslie dies

      Former Mayor John Oliver Leslie died Saturday. A visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Oxford on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. A graveside memorial service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Oxford Memorial Cemetery with Dr. David Sansing officiating.  (March 25, 2012)

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        Scruggs to fight second conviction

        Fallen former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs will ask a federal judge Monday to vacate his conviction and the seven-year sentence he received in 2009 after pleading guilty to trying to influence a circuit court judge. (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

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          Conference Center wants facelift

          An interior designer recommended $400K worth of changes and upgrades for the Oxford Conference Center Thursday to the Oxford Tourism Council. Designer Courtney Jones said the changes do not have to be made all at once and the first change she recommended is getting new chairs for the center. (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

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            Grand opening for Western Hills Park set Saturday

            The grand opening for the Western Hills Park is set for this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. (March 23, 2012, Page 3A)

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              Community to celebrate Faulkner’s life, work

              FULL STORY — Several events are being planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner. A free screening of “The Reivers,” lectures and other activities will take place on July 6.

              (more…) (March 23, 2012, Page 1A)

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                King sisters, Carter enjoy promoting books

                Three girls, all growing up at the same time and graduating from the same high school class in a town like Oxford – who’d imagine that they’d have two books coming out within days of one another? that’s the case, though, and Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at “Y’all Twins?” by Margaret and Katherine King and “One More Heartbeat: Chosen to Receive God’s Miracles” by Carolyn Carter. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Camp planning time around the corner

                  Registration for summer camps are beginning and the Oxford EAGLE has a list of many of the summer options available for ages 3 to adult. (March 23, 2012, Page 14A)

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                    The thinker’s cure

                    Local columnist T.J. Ray writes about an email message and piece he recently received that shows how sometimes we out-think ourselves. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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