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Wells takes us back in times with Faulkners, Oxford

Oxford is known for being the home to Ole Miss, the home of many writers and the home of Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner. Dean Faulkner Wells, niece of William Faulkner, has written a book that takes a closer look at her uncle, the Faulkner family and the community here where she grew up and lives today, and Editor Don Whitten takes an inside look at Dean Wells and that book, “Every Day by the Sun,” which is being released this month. (March 16, 2011, Page 4)

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    Sun shines brighter over time in Mississippi

    Guest columnist Layne Bruce of the Mississippi Press Association discusses progress over the last few years in Mississippi as far as open meetings and open records go. Bruce’s column is part of a closer look at government, the media and the public during Sunshine Week. (March 16, 2011, Page 4)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Robert Allen writes to remind readers that March 14-20 is National Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week and to give information about plans for the local MS group, while Laura Bradley writes to urge columnists, cartoonists, readers and friends to leave Charlie Sheen alone. (March 16, 2011, Page 4)

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        Man uses spit as weapon

        The February grand jury handed down more than 100 indictments in February including formally charging Willie Ronald Johnson, 49, of Oxford for allegedly spitting on two Oxford Police officers after telling them he was HIV positive. See this and all the indictments handed down last month in today’s EAGLE. (March 15, 2011, Page 1)

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          More charged in drug bust

          Additional arrests have been made in a 10-month-long drug investigation that involved a Mississippi high school football coach that include his daughter and three other University of Mississippi students. (March 15, 2011, Page 2)

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            Japan quake a near miss

            Several local efforts are underway to raise funds for Japan. One family, who moved from Tokyo to Oxford a week before the quake, is also getting involved. (March 15, 2011, Page 1)

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              Oxford celebrates Arts and Literature month

              With March being Arts and Literature Month, several events will highlight the two artistic endeavors. Oxford Art Crawl will be held on March 22 and Miss-I-Sippin on March 25 with the Oxford Conference for the Book from March 24-26. (March 15, 2011, Page 3)

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                Education briefs

                • OMS Idol set March 22
                • OUS golf tournament set March 25
                • OMS celebrates breakfast week
                • OUS open house set March 25
                • OUS fundraising auction set March 26
                • OHS 76 class reunion planned
                • Hooker wins spelling bee
                • BES names February citizen of the month
                • GED testing set at NWCC
                • Nominations open for Frist Awards
                • PTA promotes Common Core initiative

                 (March 15, 2011, Page 6)

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                  Celebrate Madison, but also FOI pioneers, heroes

                  Guest columnist Jeanni Atkins, a journalism professor at Ole Miss and the executive director of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, writes about National Freedom of Information Day, founding father James Madison and the importance of freedom of the press as part of celebrating Sunshine Week. (March 15, 2011, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Jim Shollenberger writes to express his frustration with all the “carping” about the proposed location of the new hospital, and he suggests that it’s time to allow Baptist to do its due diligence and see what happens. (March 15, 2011, Page 4)

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