Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes to take issue with the fact that senior citizens are having to worry whether or not they’ll receive peace of mind – and a decent return on all the work and money they’ve put into the system through the years. (August 16, 2011, Page 4)
David Robinson writes to relate a more pleasant dog-candidate story, while Blake Robertson writes to praise Oxford and organizers of the recent biking competition for their event. (August 16, 2011, Page 4)
Adrienne Johnson gave a special talk to her son Malachi’s class on Friday about serving as a soldier in Iraq. (August 15, 2011, Page 1A)
Local artists and art students may be confused when they head to the Oxford Market Place off of West Jackson Avenue and find the popular craft store, Paint & Pen, is no longer there.
Now located at in the Heritage Centre shopping center at 303 Heritage Drive., behind the Applebees restaurant, regular customers have been admiring the new building which opened on June 30. (August 15, 2011, Page 9A)
When the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office slammed the doors of the Oxford Domestic Violence Project shut in July, Terry J.W. Buffington was not only upset, she was down right mad.
“I was livid,” Buffington said. “How something like this could happen is mind-blowing.” (August 15, 2011, Page 1A)
Looking for a late-summer read that’s light and humorous with a serious undertone? Or maybe something with a serious look at family dynamics that also contains comedy? Kevin Wilson’s debut novel, “The Family Fang,” can give you either approach – or both. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at Wilson’s work. (August 15, 2011, Page 4A)
Former Gov. Bill Waller writes to say that elections results and numbers from the Aug. 2 primary show that Mississippi needs to drop its closed primary system and replace it with an open primary. (August 15, 2011, Page 4A)
One of three men charged in a rash of burglaries in the winter of 2009 pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six years in prison during the July Court Term. Read about his conviction and other cases heard during court term in today’s EAGLE. (August 12, 2011, Page 1A, 5A)
Reading is Fundamental budget has been slashed which leaves one local sorority unable to fund the free books program for the Boys and Girls Club. (August 12, 2011, Page 1A, 2A)
There’s little better to enjoy than Friday night high school football. So says Assistant News Editor Jeff Eubanks, who’s been on hand for his share of games through the years. It’s time again for another season, and Eubanks lays out plans for 2012 while also taking a look at the past. (August 12, 2011, Page 4A)