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Best of Oxford winners section out Friday

The annual Best of Oxford winners’ section published by The Oxford EAGLE is scheduled to be in Friday’s paper. Editor Don Whitten writes about some of the trends and highlights of this year’s voting as he thanks readers for taking part in the annual survey/poll that’s very popular with advertisers and readers. (June 3, 2010, Page 4)

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    The law says what?

    Local columnist T.J. Ray wonders about some of our laws and the enforcement of laws after hearing rumors of legalizing marijuana use in Mississippi and then seeing that many current marijuana offenders are getting off easy in court. (June 3, 2010, Page 4)

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      Let’s look at other towns offering Sunday alcohol sales

      Local restaurant owner John M. Currence writes, in a guest column, that there are two distinct sides appearing unable to give much ground in the debate over allowing the sale of alcohol in Oxford on Sundays, and he suggests that the best way to reach a compromise might be for both sides to take a look at other communities that allow Sunday sales. (June 2, 2010, Page 4)

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        Jimmy Arrington leaves gifts to so many

        Editor Don Whitten recalls his first encounter with longtime Lafayette High football coach Jimmy Arrington and uses it to show how Arrington, who passed away Friday, affected all of those he met. (June 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Thimk!

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed gives readers the same list of items that appeared in church bulletins to help his college students see how important it is to use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling. (June 1, 2010, Page 4A)

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            Can we each have our own way with Sunday sales?

            Guest columnist Jerry Jordan, owner of the restaurant 208 on South Lamar, writes to explain why he and others think Oxford can, and should, support Sunday alcohol sales. (May 28, 2010, Page 4A)

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              End of an era with little fanfare

              A lot has been made of the end of two popular TV shows, “Lost” and “24,” recently, but staff writer Melanie Addington thinks that another show going off the air after 20 years – “Law and Order” – deserves a bit more attention. (May 27, 2010, Page 4)

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                When collecting items goes a bit too far

                There’s a new “dirty” word floating around; this one isn’t a four-letter word, but rather a seven-letter one. How about you – are you a hoarder? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the disorder that’s sparked a TV show and has him wondering about his pack-rat tendencies. (May 26, 2010, Page 4A)

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                  Consequences

                  Local columnist Jimmy Reed discusses how nature and politics are much the same in that there are consequences for actions. Reed wonders if America’s leaders are refusing to see what Americans are beginning to see: consequences. (May 25, 2010, Page 4)

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                    Letters to the Editor

                    Abbeville postmaster Brenda Lewis writes to thank all of those who helped the community in the aftermath of the May 2 tornado, calling them a silver lining in the tragedy. Lafayette High student council president Jeremy Williams and student council advisors Gail Caldwell and Daisy Bullard wrote to thank of the the merchants and friends who helped with Teacher Appreciation Day at the school. (May 25, 2010, Page 4)

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